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

Jenny Connected

By contrast, structure is those factors of influence (such as social class, religion, gender, ethnicity, ability, customs, etc.) The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems. The musical duo Anna and Elizabeth do a bit of cultural anthropology, in two-part harmony.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Gender roles as disfiguring as foot-binding, the moribund and vampiric two-party system, the savage theology of capitalism — rip it all to the ground. Is Civilization a Wetiko Culture?: image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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The Language of our Eyes

How to Save the World

But it can be dangerous (and not only to poker players): these messages vary enormously by individual, and between genders and cultures, and it’s not uncommon for people to send ‘fake tells’ — false messages to fool us — sometimes quite unconsciously. Staring, in any culture, is just rude. Our Culture / Ourselvesimage from pixabay CC0. I ’ve written about body language before.

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Fragments

How to Save the World

That some humans (by race, gender or other distinction) are naturally, or scientifically, or by the grace of some god, superior to others, and entitled to abuse and even “own” their inferiors. Our Culture / Ourselves

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Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Or if we find ourselves in a different culture, how often do we look for and value ‘sameness’, for example, being able to laugh at the same things? Another common denial of the ‘Other’s’ difference is when we limit the ‘Other’ to a category, e.g. race, gender, age etc. 2018).

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: When we live in an insane culture, we should not be surprised at what it wreaks.

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