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Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Silvia and Jutta talked about how they are working to give vulnerable young people in Colombia, who have different and diverse learning needs from the norm, and are therefore marginalised by the education system, opportunities for finding their voice and identity, through shared storytelling.

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Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

All civilizations end, and a study of them shows that there are usually two precursors to their collapse: widespread cultural acedia , and then a period of chaos. This is cultural acedia. Or to blame the capitalist system that almost inevitably makes us that way.

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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. How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselves

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

They are preyed upon by a system that exploits and intensifies their misery and inexorably increases these inequalities. That system is untrammelled, unregulated, undemocratic, oligarchic, unsustainable industrial capitalism. image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer.

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How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

This is how the brain evolved — as what Stewart & Cohen call a “ feature-detection system ”. But the centralized feature-detection system seemed to work well, evolutionarily, and that’s how it evolved in humans. Creative Works Our Culture / Ourselves

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What Happens in Vagus…

How to Save the World

Another early evolutionary trick was the emergence in the mammalian autonomous nervous system of neuroception, the autonomic fight/flight/freeze response when danger is sensed by the nervous system. But tell that to my autonomous nervous system! Our Culture / Ourselves

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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. But first, I want to introduce a thought exercise to support some of my predictions.

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