Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

In the mid 20th century America’s immersion in fantasy accelerated with the arrival of Disneyland and TV which enhanced the unreal and make-believe. Truth is process, not object. Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of 15 minute podcasts over five days on the topic of Truth.

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Re-Imagining Aluminum Smelting

Michael Sampson - Currents

Aluminum giants Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto Aluminum today announced a joint venture to commercialize patented technology that eliminates direct greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional smelting process, a key step in aluminum production. As part of Apple’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its products through innovation, the company helped accelerate the development of this technology.

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The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

So the seeming recent perfection of the processes and technologies of lying are just what has apparently happened, for no reason. T he character that is not me lies in the sun on the warm tropical beach, listening to the roar of the surf.

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Fragments

How to Save the World

It believes that such a process can help it cope, and thrive, and it believes that it has the free will and control to make use of the sense and meaning it conjures up. W hat we think of as our ‘life’ is actually just an infinite series of fragments.

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Collapse Watch

How to Save the World

Since it began, every bit, 100%, of our global industrial culture’s “growth” is attributable to ever-accelerating use of cheap, readily available energy. That will make planning, and coping with emergencies, a difficult and complicated process.

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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

CIDES focuses on (1) collecting and analyzing practical social innovation lessons learnt by public libraries across the country, (2) refining and extending the most promising of those lessons through a range of incubators and accelerators – and (3) disseminating these lessons nation-wide.

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