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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

His latest, The Order of Time , gently but firmly acknowledges that time is just a mental construct, a way for the human brain to make sense of things, and it doesn’t actually exist; it’s “just a story we tell ourselves in order to make sense of our existence”.

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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. Since writing my short story The Fortune Teller I’ve actually tried practicing making eye contact, as well as honing my listening and attention skills, and smiling more. Staring, in any culture, is just rude.

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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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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: Similar stories abound on every continent. When we live in an insane culture, we should not be surprised at what it wreaks. so Joe could teach the story of geologic time.

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