Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Another Article About How Fake Images and Videos Change Our Perception of Truth: From Joshua Rothman at the New Yorker, another warning about the risks of manipulated media. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

There’s increasing acceptance that it is a disease — that our globalized industrial society is inherently debilitating and requires us to spend our whole lives attempting to heal from its negative effects (video elaborating on this here — thanks to Susan Nelson for the link).

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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. Here is a video recording of the whole discussion.

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

I have seen friends on both sides gleefully post Obama or Trump videos taken entirely out of context and point and say “see how bad they are?!”. America, democracy, and a civil planet lose with every post. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

What Music Videos Could Be: Stunning, carefully-composed ultra-HD videography combine with gentle music in a series of shorts about food and life in (a bygone era in?) image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

I have seen friends on both sides gleefully post Obama or Trump videos taken entirely out of context and point and say “see how bad they are?!”. America, democracy, and a civil planet lose with every post. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain.

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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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