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How Wikity Works [...]

Much of software development is _open_, meaning that anybody is allowed to take code that someone else has written and modify it for their own purposes. This is similar to the idea of open content in education: open textbooks, open educational resources, open pedagogy. When someone performs a modification of this type we celebrate it as a success, and call it a "fork...

 

Introduction to Ecosystems – Free online course [...]

Recommended as a solid foundation and good frame of reference (common language) for anyone involved in the ERC (Ecosystem Restoration Camps) project: this course produced by Open University: > In this course you will discover how organisms are linked together by complex interrelationships, how such links are studied and how the physical properties of a particular ...

 

The Trouble with Permaculture – Resilience [...]

> I still get irritated with wide eyed, blue sky thinking permies though, who despite knowing sod all about vegetable growing, come and tell us that we are not doing it “right” in our market garden, because if it’s hard work, it can’t be PC. Apparently, you can design hard work out of gardening; in PC Lala land, all you have to do is wander through your foo...

 

“PermOccupy – A Pathway to a Sustainable Future,” by Killian O’Brien. Interview on PermOccupy with Killian by Willi Paul. Presented by Planetshifter.com Magazine | www.planetshifter.com [...]

> > Why PermOccupy? … “I should clarify. The name just popped into my head down in the Grand Circus Park the night this whole idea occurred to me. It's just a simple, perhaps catchy way of getting across the idea of intentionally melding permaculture and Occupy to ramp up the transition to sustainability....

 

“PermOccupy – A Pathway to a Sustainable Future,” by Killian O’Brien. Interview on PermOccupy with Killian by Willi Paul. Presented by Planetshifter.com Magazine | www.planetshifter.com [...]

> “PermOccupy - A Pathway to a Sustainable Future,” by Killian O'Brien. Interview on PermOccupy with Killian by Willi Paul. Presented by Planetshifter.com Magazine > > Why PermOccupy? … “I should clarify. The name just popped into my head down in the Grand Circus Park the night this whole idea occurred to me. It's just a simple, perhaps catchy way of...

 

The 5 Million Dollar General AI Challenge is a Path to Human-level AI [...]

> ● Working towards my goal to create general AI; it will be a tool that will leverage discovery in every domain > ● Using game development to bootstrap GoodAI > ● The General AI Challenge is a way to crowdsource and diversify our search for human-level AI > >...

 

Why The Slate Article About Allan Savory Is Dead Wrong | [...]

> If you Google search for “Allan Savory” you will find two articles on the first page which seem to discredit Allan’s work....

 

Why George Monbiot is wrong: grazing livestock can save the world | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian [...]

> In his recent interview with Allan Savory, the high profile biologist and farmer who argues that properly managing grazing animals can counter climate chaos, George Monbiot reasonably asks for proof. Where I believe he strays into the unreasonable, is in asserting that there is none....

 

Eat more meat and save the world: the latest implausible farming miracle | George Monbiot | Environment | The Guardian [...]

> Here’s another one: a miracle technique that allows us to reconcile our insatiable demand for meat with the need to protect the living planet. Better still, it proposes, eating meat could actually save the biosphere. A TED talk which makes this claim has been viewed 2.6m times. > >...

 

Agricultural Regeneration of Mediterranean Landscapes – A Wikity Site [...]

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Help:: Getting Started / Day One [...]

Most people find that using Wikity to bookmark is a good place to start. The following video shows how you can bookmark with Wikity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66IGbiATzsY Note that in the video the bookmark says 'Bkmrk' but in recent versions says 'Wik-it'. The editor has also been upgraded...

 

Being and Event [...]

Arguably, this is Alain Badiou's most impactful work as the first tome in what he set out as a trilogy of works: Being and Event, Logics of Worlds, Commentary: Norris, Christopher. 2009. Badiou’s Being and Event: A Reader’s Guide Book reviews: Roffe, Jon. 2006. Alain Badiou's Being and Event. Cosmos and History. Critical papers: Bowden, Sean. 2008. Alain Badiou: P...

 

Research Is to See What Everybody Else Has Seen and Think What Nobody Has Thought | Quote Investigator [...]

By way of explaining why the discipline of philosophy is more demanding than that of physics, Arthur Schopenhauer put it thusly: > So the problem is not so much to see what nobody has yet seen, as to think what nobody has yet thought concerning that which everybody sees. This idea in various forms has been used to convey the essence of scientific research, creati...

 

Why Wool? | The Wool Room [...]

Because mother nature invented the perfect solution to all these problems that plague synthetic solutions to the problem of clothing -good luck trying to one-up her by synthetic means! From "The Wool Room," here are but a few of the benefits: > It's cool when it's hot, and warm when it's not! > Wool is a natural insulator to keep you warm in winter and naturally...

 

Our Approach – Clonlara School [...]

An online K-12 school that supports home-schooling in many countries around the world (including Portugal!), whose accreditation makes graduates eligible for application to many universities around the world -including most of those one might consider worth attending in USA! From AboutUs section of their website: > We believe that learning begins with curiosity. Fr...

 

Build maps with Google Sheets in Kumu [...]

> Our new Google Sheets integration allows you to build maps using the data within an online spreadsheet. This is great for crowdsourcing maps, especially when you need to get lots of people up and running quickly and you'd rather not train everyone how to edit data within Kumu....

 

Collective impact – Wikipedia [...]

Collective Impact is the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem, using a structured form of collaboration. (_definition, per Wikipedia_) > > > > Initiatives must meet five criteria in order to be considered collective impact:[1] > 1. > Common Agenda: All participating organiza...

 

Building intentional networks that drive impact (part 2) [...]

> This is part 2 of our series on building intentional networks. Make sure you've read part 1 before diving into this article! > > Last week we shared six tips on developing intentional networks: > > Align around shared purpose and values > Know the stage of your network > Act intentionally to strengthen your network > Hold each other account...

 

Building intentional networks that drive impact (part 1) [...]

> there's a distinct difference between a network as a structure of relationships and a network as a tool for driving change. The latter is what we'll focus on today (and how visualization can help you along that journey)....

 

Permaculture | Vale da Lama Farm [...]

> Further to an article in this issue of “Permaculture Magazine” (see PM#91, Spring 2017, article “Regenerative Farming” by Walt Ludwick), this page is to elaborate on some of the topics merely touched-on in that article, not necessarily known to all “Permies”, such as: > - Ecological tools: like HugelKultur, Holstic Planned Grazing, AgroEcology; >...

 

AgReMed.net [...]

Nascent network in early stages of formation. Future site location at:...

 

Hapgood | Mike Caulfield’s latest web incarnation. Networked Learning, Open Education, and the Wiki Way [...]

Mike Caulfield has been working on... > Checking Internet-Based Claims ... He lays out a good 4 step process in this article -and adds: > Jon Udell is working on a Chrome extension that encodes some of the process we’re discovering works most consistently; you can see that work here. As I said, we’re still trying to get this down to something that almost b...

 

Camping as a Practical Solution – Ecosystem Restoration Camps [...]

Exciting new opportunity in the field of "VolunTourism": > The challenge: > Why we are restoring degraded landscapes in the Altiplano of Spain Initiative launched by John D. Liu -documentary filmmaker of "Green Gold" fame- via Facebook...

 

Savory Network, Portugal Node [...]

There is a movement afoot to establish in Portugal a node in the . Should be more info arising out of Skype chat scheduled for next Wednesday (2017.02.15) at 22h CET. (FB chat excerpts appended below, for extraction of relevant links) Hugo Last summer I went to the paleo convention where I met Christopher. He, together with some other speakers, was part of the “pal...

 

How Wikity Works [...]

(cribbed from http://whatever.wikity.cc/how-wikity-works/ , which appears to be offline). Much of software development is _open_, meaning that anybody is allowed to take code that someone else has written and modify it for their own purposes. This is similar to the idea of open content in education: open textbooks, open educational resources, open pedagogy. When some...

 

The rewards of information gardens vs. streams [...]

Most mainstream web platforms now are information streams. With alternative formats like wikis, you can cultivate online information as a garden, a growing hypertext library, says Mike Caulfield, one of the makers of Wikity. The Garden is the web as topology. The web as space. It’s the integrative web, the iterative web, the web as an arrangement and rearrangement o...

 

Data Science Venn Diagrams [...]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="528"] The Data Science Venn Diagram by Drew Conway[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Data Scientist Venn Diagram by Stephan Kolassa[/caption] (more…)...

 

The Negative Impact of Solutes on Water Potential [...]

Chorus Title: What is solute potential? Response Title: It's the Negative Impact of Solutes on Water Potential I know, fascinating right? But there are a couple of things to note here. Other explanations of solute potential often mention that "osmosis wants to equalize the saltiness" on two sides of a membrane. But when we say "want" in terms of physical processes, we...

 

How to Read a Book [...]

Using the methods described here, you should be able to read a 300-page book in six to eight hours. Of course, the more time you spend, the more you’ll learn and the better you’ll understand the book. But your time is limited.Here are some strategies to help you do this effectively. Most of these can be applied not only to books, but also to any other kind of non-...

 

Intrinsic Motivation [...]

> Intrinsic motivation, as it’s known in psychology, is doing something because that activity is inherently rewarding. Extrinsic motivation is doing something for outside rewards — praise from parents, money or recognition, for instance. Goal pursuit directed by intrinsic motivation is not only more powerful, but exponentially more fulfilling....

 

Wikity, One Year Later | Hapgood [...]

> the core idea of Wikity was simple: what if we bent the world of social media a bit away from the frothy outrage factory of Twitter and Facebook towards something more iterative, exploratory, and constructive? I took as my model Ward Cunningham’s excellent work on wiki and combined it with some insights on how to make social bookmarking a more creative, genera...

 

Playing with Wikity – Tilting at windmills? [...]

> At the moment, I see Wikity as a new style of mindtool. One that might be useful for me personally, but may also be really useful for much more than just my personal use. It’s a Wiki type tool that runs on top of WordPress and is informed by the ideas of Federated Wiki. It’s the most recent instantiation of thinking from Mike Caufield....

 

Farmers’ Handbook – The Permaculture Research Institute [...]

> The links to follow are to individual chapters of a Farmers’ Handbook created by Chris Evans (UK) and Jakob Jespersen (Denmark), who have spent considerable time in Nepal, helping to develop locally appropriate methods and technologies that can help the people of Nepal live better lives, and sustainably so. > > Although the information is specifically ta...

 

Why Whole Foods is now struggling – The Washington Post [...]

> Organic food has never been so popular among American consumers. Ironically, that’s bad news for the brand that made organic a household name — namely, the Austin-based Whole Foods....

 

Beyond sustainability [...]

The idea that sustainability is no longer enough.  We also should now be looking for regeneration. "For many years, environmental campaigners have focused on the idea of sustainability – that we should be creating systems which use resources at a sustainable rate. For some campaigners, thinking has now shifted towards the idea of regeneration. Many of our envir...

 

Help:: Getting Started / Day One [...]

Most people find that using Wikity to bookmark is a good place to start. The following video shows how you can bookmark with Wikity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66IGbiATzsY Note that in the video the bookmark says 'Bkmrk' but in recent versions says 'Wik-it'. The editor has also been upgraded...

 

16 ways librarians can protect patron privacy [...]

> 1.       Default search engine (on public access terminals set the default search engine to one which respects privacy such as Startpage, Duckduckgo, or Oscobo) > > 2.       Default browser (use a browser such as Firefox) > > 3.       HTTPS (see https://letsencrypt.org/ for example) > > 4.       Vendor management: when...

 

CardBox:: Equal rights and bias [...]

[[Magazine asks 8 Tech Companies: Would you help build Muslim registry?]] [[Students take DNA tests in class project on racial bias]] [[Knitting for black liberation: familiar activity opens dialogue]]...

 

Perspectives on historic, corrosive iron gall ink changed over time [...]

> More than a decade ago a group of primarily Dutch people took the initiative to build a website on iron gall ink and ink corrosion. The Iron Gall Ink Website was born. Iron gall ink is intriguing in many respects. It's traces are abundantly present within the collections of our worlds museums, libraries and archives. Like the appearance of historic documents grad...

 

Knitting for black liberation: familiar activity opens dialogue [...]

> “As a black woman, you’re invisible,” says Taylor Payne, a member of the [The Yarn Mission]. “But knitting makes people stop and have a conversation with you. If someone asks me what I’m doing, I say, ‘I’m knitting for black liberation.’ Sometimes they respond and sometimes I just get ‘Oh, my grandma knits,’ like the person didn’t hear me. B...

 

Students take DNA tests in class project on racial bias [...]

At West Chester University: > Asking people to take DNA tests — an idea that has spread to a campuswide effort at this public university — grew out of consulting work [lecturer Anita] Foeman does in race mediation. Instead of a confrontational approach, trying to provoke people into recognizing their own biases, she wanted something that would pull people toget...

 

Magazine asks 8 Tech Companies: Would you help build Muslim registry? [...]

> Facebook: No answer. > > Twitter: “No,” and a link to this blog post, which states as company policy a prohibition against the use, by outside developers, of “Twitter data for surveillance purposes. Period.” > > Microsoft: “We’re not going to talk about hypotheticals at this point,” and a link to a company blog post that states that ...

 

New at CES: Dystopian Ways to Survive Climate Change [...]

> Face masks meant to battle air pollution in urban cities have been around for decades, but never before have they appeared as glitzy, tricked out accessories for urban dwellers. Whatever you think about the environment, they’re a telling capitalistic solution to a problem that’s the fault of capitalism in the first place....

 

Importance of assessing possibility rather than likelihood [...]

"The importance of assessing possibility rather than likelihood is that it puts our collective action at the center, while making confident predictions only encourages passivity." Four Futures...

 

R. Buckminster Fuller on having to earn a living [...]

"We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody h...

 

Kansas library offers therapy lights to help with seasonal depression [...]

When librarians discuss how to reach and serve underserved groups, we often think of time-intensive outreach programs to persuade them of the library's relevance. But the Lawrence Public Library is piloting a simple, low-cost new program for people struggling with depression that isn't about trying to sell the library to this population, but offering multiple resource...

 

As 2016 crashed in flames, libraries were the last good place [...]

> Unfortunately, the secret is out. My local branches are packed all the time. One Sunday, I showed up a few minutes before the library opened to find 50 or 60 people milling about outside, and when the doors opened we raced for seats like a Black Friday horde intent on the last microwave.[...] “The library helps you to see, not only that you are not alone, but t...

 

Dad and son visit all of Toronto’s 100 libraries [...]

> Jack Bennett may only be five, but he probably knows the city of Toronto better than you do.  This past year, Jack and his dad, Lanrick, visited all of the city's 100 library branches in the span of six months. "To me it was really surprising that there were 100. We went to libraries as small as my office right now, [and] to libraries that were behemoth," says L...

 

Behind censorship, the need to control and make decisions for others [...]

Interview with Professor Emily J.M. Knox, who studies and advocates for intellectual freedom. > I have an article on how in fact our ideas about intellectual freedom are based in reader response theory, which is that everybody brings their own baggage to reading. You can never know what that baggage is, and it’s not your job as a librarian to infer what someone's...

 

Sharing economy [...]

The “sharing economy” is the all-purpose term used to describe transactions in which someone in possession of a car, or home, or self-storage space, or commercial real estate, or almost anything else imaginable “shares” it with a stranger.  It is unregulated, tech-enabled, supply-and-demand entrepreneurial capitalism.  Peer-to-peer business is a more accurat...

 

dat – decentralized data [...]

Open-source, decentralized data sharing tool that aims to bring to data a style of collaboration similar to what Git brings to source code. > Dat can be used to version data locally, or to share and sync data over the internet. Dat includes an optional peer-to-peer distribution system, meaning that the more widely that a dataset is shared, the faster it is for user...

 

Liquid Democracy [...]

> Liquid Democracy combines the advantages of Direct Democracy and Representative Democracy and creates a truly democratic voting system that empowers voters to either vote on issues directly, or to delegate ones voting power to a trusted party....

 

The big question of automation [...]

"will new technologies of production lead to greater free time for all, or will we remain locked into a cycle in which productivity gains only benefit the few, while the rest of us work longer than ever?" Four futures...

 

Monetary policy [...]

Monetary policy is the process by which the monetary authority of a country, like the central bank or currency board, controls the supply of money, often targeting an inflation rate or interest rate to ensure price stability and general trust in the currency.[1][2][3] Wikipedia...

 

Fiscal policy [...]

Fiscal policy is the use of government revenue collection (mainly taxes) and expenditure (spending) to influence the economy. Fiscal policy can be distinguished from monetary policy, in that fiscal policy deals with taxation and government spending and is often administered by an executive under laws of a legislature, whereas monetary policy deals with the money suppl...

 

Worker representation vs automation [...]

Stronger workforce representation can paradoxically lead to more automation of labour. "... A recurrent capitalist dynamic: as workers become more powerful and better paid, the pressure on capitalists to automate increases." "When there is a huge pool of migrant farm labor, a $100,000 fruit picker looks like a wasteful indulgence. But when workers are scarce and can c...

 

Objections to automation [...]

Three broad categories: It's hype: we're a long way from replacing human labour It's ok: new technology brings new types of labour, not mass unemployment It's a distraction: should focus on investment, stimulus, improved wages and conditions instead Four futures...

 

Direct democracy [...]

​"Direct democracy (also known as pure democracy)[1] is a form of democracy in which people decide (e.g. vote on, form consensus on) policy initiatives directly. This differs from the majority of modern Western-style democracies, which are representative democracies." Wikipedia...

 

D-CENT [...]

​D-CENT is a Europe-wide project creating open, secure and privacy-aware tools for direct democracy and economic empowerment....

 

Air & Space Magazine – Media Bias/Fact Checking [...]

> Air & Space Magazine > PRO-SCIENCE > > These sources consist of legitimate science.  Legitimate science  follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words.  These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. See all Pro-Science sources. > > Notes: Air & Space...

 

Work doesn’t equal wage labour [...]

​Sometimes a counter argument to UBI is that work is important and gives is a sense of purpose.  Which may be true, so it's important to remember: Work  doesn't equal wage labour.  "Work doesn't equal wage labour (repeat, until people understand that basic point) https://t.co/OKCDqybt4u" https://twitter.com/n_srnck/status/813785030405328896 "Post-work...

 

Corporate web [...]

The corporate web, an [[indieweb]] term, refers to content silos such as Twitter, Facebook, etc, where the content produced by individuals who use a site is owned by the corporation, and usually used for some financial purposes....

 

Networked learning [...]

> Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another's learning. The central term in this definition is connections. It takes a relational stance in which learning takes place both in relation to others and in relation to learning resources...

 

The Information Age [...]

"The Information Age (also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age) is a period in human history characterized by the shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based on information computerization. The onset of the Information Age is associated with the Digital Revolution, just as t...

 

Social atomisation as a sales strategy [...]

Materialism => isolation => materialism => repeat "A third paper, published (paradoxically) in the Journal of Consumer Research, studied 2,500 people for six years. It found a two-way relationship between materialism and loneliness: materialism fosters social isolation; isolation fosters materialism. People who are cut off from others attach themselves to pos...

 

Materialism and unhappiness [...]

Materialism is often recognised as a symptom of unhappiness.  It may also be a major contributor to unhappiness in the first place. "There has long been a correlation observed between materialism, a lack of empathy and engagement with others, and unhappiness. But research conducted over the past few years seems to show causation. " https://www.theguardian.com/com...

 

CardBox:: Language [...]

[[Artificial intelligence sheds new light on classic texts]] [[Precision of language: climate change dissenter vs. climate change denier]] [[Ad of Polish man teaching himself English to visit émigré family goes viral]]...

 

Ad of Polish man teaching himself English to visit émigré family goes viral [...]

How many families today are divided by not just borders and distance, but also language? How has this increased over the past decades? Centuries? I have always had close relatives who do not speak the same language as each other, or as me. My mother and her mother in law shared no common languages, my parents and my in-laws barely do....

 

Precision of language: climate change dissenter vs. climate change denier [...]

On 8 Dec. 2016, the bot "Editing New York Times" documented how the online editors changed the wording of a headline about climate change from "dissenter" to "denier." The Berlin Translators' Stammtisch, an association of German-to-English translations, recently debated this wording, coming to the conclusion that "dissenter" is inappropriate because one *dissents* f...

 

Artificial intelligence sheds new light on classic texts [...]

> Such ‘computational folkloristics’ raise a big question: what can algorithms tell us about the stories we love to read? Any proposed answer seems to point to as many uncertainties as it resolves, especially as AI technologies grow in power. Can literature really be sliced up into computable bits of ‘information’, or is there something about the experience...

 

Mentoring program for new Wikipedia authors [...]

> The Mentoring Program is designed to support new and inexperienced users, who are willing to contribute to this encyclopedia, by connecting them with experienced users assisting them during their first steps. If you need some guidance to get along, your personal contact, the mentor, will answer your questions, help to solve problems, and give advise on technical ...

 

CardBox:: Open access [...]

[[Mentoring program for new Wikipedia authors]] [[Pushing for open access deal, about 60 German institutions cancel Elsevier contracts]]...

 

Pushing for open access deal, about 60 German institutions cancel Elsevier contracts [...]

> Despite its current profit margin of 40 percent, [Elsevier] is still intent on pursuing even higher price increases[...]The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany rejects Elsevier’s offer (PDF 25 KB). As a consequence, no access to full texts of Elsevier journals is expected to be available from 1 January 2017 on. All participants in this process are awar...

 

Google is not ‘just’ a platform. It frames, shapes and distorts how we see the world [...]

> Google’s business model is built around the idea that it's a neutral platform. That its magic algorithm waves its magic wand and delivers magic results without the sullying intervention of any human. It desperately does not want to be seen as a media company, as a content provider, as a news and information medium that should be governed by the same rules that ...

 

Sustainable development [...]

the most common definition was defined by the Brundtland Commission in 1987, who documented the sustainable development definition as:  "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." This implies that we need to look after our planet, our resources and o...

 

Software monoculture [...]

An [[indieweb]] term. > Monoculture refers to the antipattern of one piece of software dominating (or trying to dominate) its field, often by being limited to communicating with other instances of the same codebase. A monoculture (same software running on servers run by different people) is one step above a silo (same software running on servers run by the same peo...

 

What is a federated network? [...]

There's various different definitions for decentralised networks with not a great deal of agreement.  A  workable middle ground, is that a federated network is a distributed network with each node of this distributed network being a centralized network. Such a federated network is a type of decentralized network, with another type of such a network being the distrib...

 

Digital Dark Age [...]

> Humanity’s first steps into the digital world could be lost to future historians, Vint Cerf told the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in San Jose, California, warning that we faced a “forgotten generation, or even a forgotten century” through what he called “bit rot”, where old computer files become useless junk. &g...

 

Old Weather [...]

Old Weather is a crowd-sourcing effort to transcribe ship's logs from the 19th and early 20th centuries. This task can't be performed by computers because of the diverse and idiosyncratic handwriting. > Data about past weather and sea-ice conditions are vital for climate scientists, while historians value knowing about the course of a voyage and the events that tra...

 

Platform cooperativism [...]

A more socially beneficially way of providing that which is currently provided by the 'sharing economy'. So less capitalist ways of doing Uber, Airbnb, et at. > [[Platform capitalism]]...

 

Platform capitalism [...]

Platform capitalism tries to present itself in a positive light. > "They wrap themselves in the cloak of technological progress, free market inevitability, and even common good." [[Platform cooperativism]]...

 

Technological innovation measured by social good [...]

Think about innovation in terms of the common good. If a new technology is not socially beneficial, then don't call it innovative. > I think there’s also a certain fatigue when it comes to the language of innovation. Is it really all that innovative to build a technology that generates short-term wealth for a small group who will then take that money and fly of...

 

Folk politics [...]

> "Folk politics names a constellation of ideas and intuitions within the contemporary left that informs the common-sense ways of organising, acting and thinking politics." [Inventing the future] > "Against the abstraction and inhumanity of capitalism, folk politics aims to bring politics down to the ‘human scale’ by emphasising temporal, spatial and concept...

 

Alienation [...]

There's four different types of alienation: from the world; from the activity of production; from species-being; and estrangement of man-to-man. > Under the economic system of private ownership, society divides itself into two classes: the property owners and the property-less workers. In this arrangement, the workers not only suffer impoverishment but also experie...

 

Four Futures – Socialism [...]

One of the Four Futures, socialism has automation but not abundance.  As such we need to organise ways to share the resources we have.  It sounds fairly similar to what Naomi Klein discusses in This Changes Everything.  And probably the most likely of the Four Futures (that we want to happen.) > "Automation exists, but the breakthrough that creates a cornucopia ...

 

Difference between weather and climate [...]

  > The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time. > > When we talk about climate change, we talk about changes in long-term averages of daily weather. Today, children always hea...

 

Global sea ice levels 2016 [...]

Global sea ice levels appeared worryingly lower than usual in 2016. It was a freak weather event facilitated by climate change.  While it is a weather event, it is still worrying as it could only happen as a result of climate change. > "What’s happening in the Arctic would be impossible without a century of global warming causing a long-term decline in sea ice l...

 

Neoliberalism [...]

Neoliberalism is an ideology that favours competition and deregulation of the market over everything else. > Neoliberalism sees competition as the defining characteristic of human relations. It redefines citizens as consumers, whose democratic choices are best exercised by buying and selling, a process that rewards merit and punishes inefficiency. It maintains that...

 

Responsible Data Policy [...]

A responsible data policy outlines what an organisation does to try and ensure it is looking after the data it holds on other people/organizations. The Engine Room are early proponents of the idea of responsible data. > "we also get worried about how haphazardly data and technology is used by social change organisations. So we spend considerable energy building re...

 

Responsible Data definition [...]

Respecting the individual while respecting transparency and openness. > “The duty to ensure people’s right to consent, privacy, security and ownership around the information processes of collection, analysis, storage, presentation and reuse of data, while respecting the values of transparency and openness.”...

 

Settings:: Footer [...]

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Settings:: Publishing [...]

These settings are used by Wikity to determine privacy (openness) and publishing schedule. Please note that putting "Open" to "No" is an experimental feature, providing "good enough" privacy but not great privacy. Settings OPEN: Yes RSS DELAY: 5 days...

 

Interplanetary File System [...]

  > Interplanetary File System, or IPFS, is an open source project that taps into ideas pioneered by the decentralized digital currency Bitcoin and the peer-to-peer file sharing system BitTorrent. Sites opt in to IPFS, and the protocol distributes files among participating users. If the original web server goes down, the site will live on thanks to the backups...

 

Neocolonial costs of gadgets [...]

"Every MacBook and iPad, every Kindle and Droid contains the labor of hundreds of invisible workers, uncounted lives foreshortened by poisoned water and air, and a landscape permanently scarred by our voracious scavenging. No matter how sleek and earth-friendly these devices may appear, they rise from the dirt and are mined with sweat and with blood." http://www.vqron...

 

Environmental impact of e-readers [...]

"But the New York Times recently calculated that the environmental impact of a single e-reader—factoring in the use of minerals, water, and fossil fuels along the manufacturing process—is roughly the same as fifty books. At first that sounds encouraging; after all, even the smallest personal library contains fifty volumes. But the real problems come in lifespan. A...

 

Settings:: Publishing [...]

These settings are used by Wikity to determine privacy (openness) and publishing schedule. Please note that putting "Open" to "No" is an experimental feature, providing "good enough" privacy but not great privacy. Settings OPEN: Yes RSS DELAY: 5 days...

 

Help:: Getting Started / Day One [...]

Most people find that using Wikity to bookmark is a good place to start. The following video shows how you can bookmark with Wikity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66IGbiATzsY Note that in the video the bookmark says 'Bkmrk' but in recent versions says 'Wik-it'. The editor has also been upgraded...

 

The appropriation of sharing by capitalism [...]

New profit opportunities squeezed from our social life. > The sharing economy’s rise is a reflection of capitalism’s need to find new profit opportunities in aspects of social life once shielded from the market, in leisure time once withdrawn from waged labor, in spaces and affective resources once withheld from becoming a kind of capital. What sharing companie...

 

Techno-overenthusiasm [...]

"One gets the impression that they would be enthusiastic to learn of a self-replicating, carbon-scrubbing machine with the potential to geoengineer the climate – but disappointed to learn this machine is called a forest " https://thedisorderofthings.com/2015/11/04/postcapitalist-ecology-a-comment-on-inventing-the-future/...

 

We are not independent from technology [...]

"technology is not an independent “thing” but rather an intersection of multiple human relationships–the interchange with nature, the process of production (and, we might add, reproduction), and culture." http://www.peterfrase.com/2010/12/social-science-fiction/...