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.

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

Jenny Connected

In social science, agency is the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices. As content and media become more sophisticated and more autonomous, how do we bind these to our personal cultural and ethical frameworks we want to preserve and protect?

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselves Preparing for Civilization's EndCartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics.

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Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping).

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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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My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

A humbler, more equanimous approach to science and other human endeavours might serve us, and our world, well. A Culture of Dependence (Oct 2010)†*. We can’t hope to change a culture whose systems we’re utterly, helplessly dependent on. T he inimitable Rev.

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The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

There is no helping that, but, perhaps for some with a passion both for science and philosophy, another metaphor might be useful, or at least interesting. How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselves

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Self-Impression

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And we wondered, as well, why there aren’t millions coming together to discuss such an awe-inspiring, liberating, elegant, curious, internally-consistent, science-supported message. Our Culture / Ourselvescartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti.

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Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

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Mostly plants.”), is about (May 15th) to release his latest book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us. Our Culture / OurselvesPainting by Cristobal Ortega Maila CC0 from pxhere.com.

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

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Science is built on the former, and spirituality on the latter. Not to science and technology, but to those who have outgrown spirituality and are looking for a better representation of reality than gods and quarks and strings. image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer.

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The Wheel of Blame

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Our Culture / OurselvesI don’t know who invented the “wheel of blame” I first saw it on the refrigerator of Tree’s community house kitchen.

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How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

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It could of course be argued that even if that is correct, it’s useless knowledge, a model without value — science as currently constituted can’t do anything with the realization that there is no time, no space, and no one. Our Culture / Ourselves

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Separation Anxiety

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Science, and the brain, hate anything too complex to be known and understood and acted upon — it prevents them from doing their work, and casts profound doubt on their hard-won models of what is. Our Culture / Ourselves

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On the Shoulders of Giants

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They’re science fiction writers. 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!

2018 46

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? 2018). Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 43(2), 146–155.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

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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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