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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

It yearns to be back in Kaua’i). It doesn’t like feeling compelled to do things, though it gets a thrill from the feeling of having done them half way right. There is no one, no time or space, no causality or agency, no life or death, no purpose or meaning.

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Death is a friend of life

Jenny Connected

I have just returned from a 4-day course with Iain McGilchrist , author of the ‘Master and his Emissary – the Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World’ For reasons which I will explain later in this post, I was keen to hear Iain’s thoughts about life, death and dying.

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E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

MOOC being run by Stephen Downes, we have been given two tasks to choose from for this week. To get a badge you’ll need to show you’ve done this, maybe by writing a blog post). My friend persuaded me that the task might not be as bad as I thought.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

And there’s no one to blame for that; we’re all doing our best — yes, even him ! How can you not get that? A Plea to Millennials: Tim Kreider pleads with America’s young people to fix everything that previous generations broke.

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Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I was part of a group which exchanged via a Whatsapp group whether to cancel our dinner. The group had such a flurry of messages which made me feel very unproductive in my work because I had my smartphone lying next to my laptop, and every time I looked at the new messages.

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Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

Bats have larger brains than most birds and other creatures of their size; that’s due to an evolutionary anomaly: bat bodies evolved to be progressively smaller to better fit ecological niches, while their brains stayed the same size. How the World Really Works

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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. The responses to them achieve one or more of the six Benefits listed below. What do we need to find out? How might we…

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

There’s been an astonishing increase in extreme weather events and climate anomalies, attesting to the rapid and unpredictable destabilization of our global climate. Not much else to say. Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?:

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