Is our current collective path sustainable? Or is it not? If we did nothing different for the next 1,000 years, what would happen to us? It is not inevitable that we should fail. —Terence McKenna McKenna also asks: “Is there cause for optimism?” What do you think?
A few weeks ago over breakfast a friend of mine asked me how it was that I saw the world the way I do: what was it that taught me to see the world in a connected way? I’d never been asked that before and didn’t know what to tell him. Eventually, however, I realized […]
From the cobwebbed archives of the web: Battle Beyond the Millenium: the Internet Versus the Teacher Culture: Are You Ready to Rumble? Texas Tech’s Fred Kemp explains why teachers need to lean into technology to support student-centered learning, not pull back fearing a loss of teacher authority. Kemp offered this talk to the Computers and […]
Re: Religion May Not Survive the Internet — Valerie Tarico returns with more End of Religion evangelism. “Religions have spent eons honing defenses that keep outside information away from insiders. The innermost ring wall is a set of certainties and associated emotions like anxiety and disgust and righteous indignation that block curiosity. The outer wall […]
RSS co-developer Aaron Swartz has died aged 26yo. Check out his writing on personal leadership and healthy organizations in the blog series Raw Nerve (available on his website until it’s not.) Last May, Aaron talked to attendees of the Free to Connect conference in DC about his work coordinating resistance to the Stop Online Piracy Act […]
Thanks to my brother: my latest tool-toy is IFTTT, a rules (recipe) site that allows users to cross-link their web-mediated services. One of the most common benefits is eliminating some of the content management work that users would otherwise duplicate across sites, work like uploading or archiving images, links, and posts. How IFTTT Works With […]