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. In our post-truth age we agree to agree because we share the same perspective, not because of rational truth.

2018 219

Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

Caring for one’s fellow community members, for the shared qualities of the culture, and even for oneself , comes at a high emotional cost. It’s going to be a rough ride, and I was hoping it wouldn’t be accelerating as soon or as quickly as it now appears to be.

2018 74

Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

They are highly social: They regroup in their roosts daily to be closer to ‘friends’, favour matrilineal relatives, demonstrate sharing and other altruistic behaviours, and rub noses as greetings and to confirm identities. fruit bat, from wikimedia.

2018 74

Fragments

How to Save the World

At an ever-accelerating rate, we are starting to appreciate that none of these beliefs is true — that we have been lying to ourselves and to each other since our species first developed the capacity to lie and the language and other tools to do it convincingly.

2018 51

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. But the reality they are sharing is most definitely something that can only be found in play.

2018 51

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

Making CommunitySense

They form the “ third places ” where individual citizens meet and mingle, get informed, learn, as well as form and share opinions. In March 2018, we conducted a mapping experiment with around 35 librarians of the Prague public library.

2019 207