Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

” DJ Earworm Does It Again: The mashup master compiles the top 25 songs of 2018 into one blockbuster song/video , which is a lot better than any of the mostly mediocre derivative songs that make it up. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. Wikipedia prefers consensus to democracy, i.e. decisions are not reached by voting but by consent, which does not necessarily mean agreement. The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Community.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Elections Don’t Make Democracy: Our world is holding more elections but is simultaneously becoming less democratic. Cartoon 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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A couple of musings on democracy

Chris Corrigan

Two links in the feed this morning had me thinking about democracy, participation and local governance. But democracy is not simply about voting. While the voting process is important, it is what happens in-between elections that shows the mark of a mature democracy.

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

America, democracy, and a civil planet lose with every post. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page. Sometimes I feel as if I’m in possession of a great and important secret, but I live in a world where (almost) everyone else speaks a strange foreign language, so no one can understand me. “Hey!”,

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

America, democracy, and a civil planet lose with every post. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Saving Democracy. I am worried about democracy these days. Harold Jarche is worried too, and in this pots he tackles the question of how to save democracy head on. If print enabled democracy, will the emerging electric/digital medium destroy it?

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Tuesday Ryan-Hart’s work on power

Chris Corrigan

Art of Hosting Democracy PowerSince October 2011, when I first lay on the floor and listened to Tuesday Ryan-Hart teach at the Art of Social Justice in New York held thirty-five blocks from where Occupy Wall Street was just getting started, I have been intrigued, challenged and enamoured by her work on these issues.

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Struggling to pick up the trash in the face of weaponized evaluation

Chris Corrigan

Democracy Evaluation FeaturedMost of my work lies with the organizations of what Henry Mintzberg calls “The plural sector.” ” These are the organizations tasked with picking up the work that governments and corporations refuse to do.

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Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Following is a partial listing of some of the ways in which your consortium member organizations have abrogated the spirit and substance of our long-standing agreement with you, leaving us no alternative but to take this step: Representative Democracy LLC: Your “representatives” have not represented us at all. The experiment with their service delivery model of “representative democracy” has been an abject failure. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

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Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement. Being Culture Democracy Featured Wordpress

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