Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

We talked about the storm on Thursday which caused the complete halt of the train system in the Netherlands. The group had such a flurry of messages which made me feel very unproductive in my work because I had my smartphone lying next to my laptop, and every time I looked at the new messages.

2018 130

Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

However, having listened to the five podcasts ( [link] ), it is clear that whilst Trump might be the current and most spectacular symptom of post-truth America, he is not the sole cause (Kurt Anderson, Episode 2).

2018 219

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

The basic message of radical non-duality is that “all there is, is this”, inexplicable, timeless, eternal, and impossible for the human mind to fathom. From Seth Godin, on the importance of art : Everybody holds back every time ‘cause that’s what you were taught to do.

2018 59

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

It’s just a hopeless wishful rant, but its tone of exhaustion and bewilderment is telling: My message, as an aging Gen X-er to millennials and those coming after them, is: Go get us. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

Living in an Algorithmic World

Jenny Connected

Two recent conferences, re:publica 18 in Berlin (May 2-4) and Theorising the Web 2018 in New York (April 27 th /28 th ) have featured the influence of algorithms on today’s world. The process of amplification can cause harm, e.g. reporting on suicide can increase suicide numbers.

2018 130

Information Protection: The What

Michael Sampson - Currents

Broadly speaking, information that needs to be protected is like that because its inappropriate use or disclosure could cause harm to a person, entity, or organisation. When thinking about information protection , one of the key questions is what: what specific information should be protected?

2018 116

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

I even put it in “Several Short Sentences” style, ’cause I know you like that, and you can learn the lines by number. SEVILLE: The question is, Do you really believe Non-Duality Dude’s message, or do you just want to believe it? It’s all the same message.

2018 57

The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

From my readings of his work I am convinced he would be very open to the message of radical non-duality. When we feel responsible for something we did or did not do, when we dread something to come, when we react to bad news, we are uselessly causing ourselves unhappiness.

2018 54

Separation Anxiety

How to Save the World

I know that in writing all this I am running the risk of annoying readers who find this message disturbing, or even see it as evidence of mental illness or indoctrination.

2018 49

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement.

2019 95