Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Vollmann seeks to understand how “we could not only sustain, but accelerate the rise of atmospheric carbon levels, all the while expressing confusion, powerlessness and resentment.” Wildlife instead of natural capital/resources/stocks/assets.

2018 75

Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

Gene McCarthy used the term acedia in the 60s to describe the sentiment of those fighting the military-industrial complex and the continuation of the Vietnam War and other wars of colonial occupation and resource theft. Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

2018 74

Fragments

How to Save the World

That we can grow and steward our population and our use of resources and our creation of wastes, forever, simply by being ever-smarter and/or ever-more-cooperative about how we do it. W hat we think of as our ‘life’ is actually just an infinite series of fragments.

2018 49

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

This vision is the one that would get me on board with using our existing oil and gas resources to manufacture and fund and infrastructure to accelerate this future for my kids. Some interesting links that caught my eye this week. Why Black Hole Interiors Grow (Almost) Forever.

2018 51

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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