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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

There is no one, no time or space, no causality or agency, no life or death, no purpose or meaning. Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. Guess who’s subsidizing the difference?

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Death is a friend of life

Jenny Connected

In a recent discussion that Iain had with Jordan Peterson, Peterson said that death is a friend of life (in Iain’s words, a friend of being) and a necessary stage in life. Neither did she die alone, but was surrounded by those who understood that ‘death is a friend of life’.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

That there is no time, space, purpose or meaning, no thing apart. Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead. Orcas On Howe Sound: My friend Bob Turner celebrates the return of killer whales to Howe Sound, right beside my island home.

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

For me there remains a topic which perhaps needs further discussion, and that is, what do we mean by quantified self, qualified self and connected self, what is the difference between them and why do we need to know? This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity.

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E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

My second reaction was to offload onto a long-suffering friend, by sending a long moan/rant by email. My friend persuaded me that the task might not be as bad as I thought. What is the difference between me going to my Feedly account and going to the course site.

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Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

They are highly social: They regroup in their roosts daily to be closer to ‘friends’, favour matrilineal relatives, demonstrate sharing and other altruistic behaviours, and rub noses as greetings and to confirm identities. fruit bat, from wikimedia.

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May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

M y friend Ben Collver recently loaned me a book called A More Beautiful Question , by Warren Berger, that arose from some ideas in Warren’s blog. What if things were different in that… ? What if the new competitor didn’t exist; what would we do differently?

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How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

Hearing follows a bit later, so that the infant will immediately be able to recognize voices as mother, friend or stranger, not as words, but as tones — safe or dangerous, reassuring or alarming — and react accordingly.

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On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

And since there is (really) no time and no thing, it’s only an appearance anyway, without meaning or purpose. And I enjoy the company of friends. photo by geralt at pixabay CC0.

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Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Helping a friend with a design challenge today. After 20 minutes stop them all, have everyone stand up together and move to different groups. Get the core team to look at the clusters and write a shared purpose statement from it.

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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?: talk — to commit an indiscretion without temptation, from an impulse without purpose.

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