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Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

A trip to Den Haag: English, pinquins and catching up with old-time friends. Tech your future festival: planes, drones and fire-fighters. * Building a geodesic dome at the university garden with Sustain (was fun watching Alexander doing that in English). * Excursion Kasteel Hernen and a follow-up: daily life in middle ages, chicken at home and playing quests. Harvesting in the garden, lots of raspberry smoothies, apple pies and still tomatoes and cucumbers.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

For the Rich, the Future of Technology is About Escape: So says Douglas Rushkoff, who was recently wined and dined by a billionaires group. Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

People had gathered from across North America and further afield to discuss issues of racial equity in hosting and harvesting practices. Complexity demands of us that we work towards an unknowable and unpredictable future in a direction that we agree is good, useful, and desirable.

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Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Helping a friend with a design challenge today. He is running a small group process at the end of a day of presentations about energy futures in a small community. Give them a simple question: “what have you heard today that excites you about our future here?”

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