Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. Problem is, by then the right-wingers will have bankrupted the government and given everything away to their rich friends, so there will be no money to implement it. The Dairy Industry’s Fake Research.

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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. There has also been some research to show a declining mother-infant relationship.

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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

and went on to say that we need a really easy interface, that is more user-friendly. As with all such developments, it will take time for these developments to become sufficiently user-friendly to be accessible to the average internet user.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics. Another research study concludes it’s too late to prevent runaway climate change , and explores the consequences. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

2018 59

Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

Of course, before we went we did our research which confirmed, from lots of comments on Trip Advisor and the like, that we would find Rome difficult, but also that it was worth the effort, so we spent some time planning how to reduce this effort.

2018 182

Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

The book highlights the importance of open communication about this experience not only with healthcare professionals, but also with family and friends. As I wrote in a previous post, death should be a friend of life.

2018 177

What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

On the back of that course I established myself as an independent education consultant and researcher, which ultimately led to a PhD by publication. More important than this was that it led to connections with people with whom I am still in contact and who are now personal friends.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall. photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems.

2018 46

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Howe Sound Ballet: My friend Bob Turner captures astonishing footage of seals, sea lions and massive schools of anchovies right in Snug Cove, Bowen Island. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

Don’t just hang out with your friends and group-think. Evaluation facilitation fine-tuning implementation Social Networks technical details How M&E Network Mapping Research Methods What WhyAre you planning or implementing complex projects, that aim at social change?

2018 116

The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

It built on earlier research into the nature of self-organizing systems. This little guy, unlike ‘us’, is completely immersed in the game of life; while he thinks and feels and senses, he takes nothing personally. He is just a part of all-that-is, in no way separate.

2018 54

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Our research indicates that this will increase the healthy life-span of our citizens by several years, at a fraction the cost the “industry”, and its parasitic insurance companies and lawyers, have been charging. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

2018 63

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

Your search will be more effective if the large majority of your time is spent planning and in direct conversations, rather than doing secondary research in front of a computer screen.

2018 46

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

Chris Corrigan

Likewise on the corporate side a singular focus on shareholder return and the pursuit of capital friendly jurisdictions with low tax rates and low wages means that corporations can reap economic benefits without any responsibility for the social effects of their policy influence. Most of my work lies with the organizations of what Henry Mintzberg calls “The plural sector.”

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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?: Zip It Up: Research proves that filling in emptier lanes leading up to a zipper merge and then alternating at the merge point is not only not rude, it’s the best way to optimize traffic flow.

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