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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

And my self continues to write about collapse, and about living better, and about human nature and culture and how the world seemingly works, and about whatever else comes into my mind that seems, to my weary and bewildered and lost and scared self, worth writing down.

2018 75

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Just last week a friend was running a management game for a group of MSc students. I remember in 1999 how stimulating it was to go to a conference on the newly published report – All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Rotten: Td0s writes about our culture’s unwillingness to do things well, and to pay to maintain the infrastructure we build and depend on : Doing something well, making something that will last, is not prized in this culture. Is Civilization a Wetiko Culture?:

2018 46

Risky Business

How to Save the World

My guess would be that leaders, such as the attendees at Davos, have been sufficiently successful in their PR propaganda campaign to convince the rest of the population that their illness, and their poverty (and hence inability to pay for even minimal chronic health care) is somehow their own fault.

2018 68

On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

Without free will, ‘my’ self can only believe, and do, what its biological and cultural conditioning can believe and do given the circumstances of the moment. But the success rate is apparently abysmal, and it often doesn’t last. And I enjoy the company of friends.

2018 46

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

How to Save the World

Hearing follows a bit later, so that the infant will immediately be able to recognize voices as mother, friend or stranger, not as words, but as tones — safe or dangerous, reassuring or alarming — and react accordingly. Creative Works Our Culture / Ourselves

2018 49

On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

But then they totally destroy their credibility by arguing that the culture is ‘right’ to lock up misbehavers, despite their total lack of control over what they do, for the sake of their own and others’ safety!

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