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. Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of 15 minute podcasts over five days on the topic of Truth.

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Lessons on learning analytics from a taxi driver

Joitske Hulsebosch

He was very enthusiastic about a new system with data in his taxi. The wonderful taxi system The fantastic system of our taxi driver consists of a point system (it is called cicada) adopted by his taxi company. I've been on a surprise strip.

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Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

Or to blame the capitalist system that almost inevitably makes us that way. 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. Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

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Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

Their echolocation can detect objects smaller than the width of a human hair, over large distances, even if both they and the object are moving, and they can also detect the object’s texture, velocity, direction and acceleration. fruit bat, from wikimedia.

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Risky Business

How to Save the World

It will take another Shell or Exxon disaster to get this, and the larger issue of the utter befouling of marine systems worldwide and its effect on marine life (including seafood we eat), back on the list.

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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. How Evaluation Supports Systems Change. Some interesting links that caught my eye this week.

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Collapse Watch

How to Save the World

Background is here if you’re interested in my take on how it will occur, due to the interconnection between our global economic and energy systems and the planet’s vulnerable ecology. Whole systems will fail for lack of one infuriatingly unavailable part.

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