Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Reason or faith? Darwin expert reflects

Darwin's birthday is coming up on February 12. This just came to me in Wisconsin Week: Reason or faith? Darwin expert reflects
I first became of Professor Numbers was when my daughter and his daughter were childhood friends. I really value living in a community where there is such stimulating thought and discussion.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

An anthropological introduction to YouTube

An anthropological introduction to YouTube

from Dr. Michael Wesch:

presented at the Library of Congress, June 23rd 2008. This was tons of fun to present. I decided to forgo the PowerPoint and instead worked with students to prepare over 40 minutes of video for the 55 minute presentation. This is the result.
more info: Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University

A Change to Ecology of Joy

I had an insight this morning about the Ecology of Joy web page. I changed the third point from Media and Technology to Cultural Transformation.

Media and Technology foster and encourage the transformation, but transformation is the outcome.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ecojoy and Objectivism

The current economic crisis is due in part to a failure of the philosophy of Objectivism to accurately reflect the world.

Alan Greenspan, strongly influenced by Objectivism, now concedes his error on regulation

Ecojoy recognizes we are all linked together. Our individual success has little effect in isolation, but a community working together in harmony benefits everyone.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

The Prison Ministry Project

For some years, the phrase law and order has been used as a keyword to denote an emphasis on fear and to frame political discussion in dominator thinking. There is binary thinking that people can be divided into good and evil, or honest citizens and criminals. From a partnership analysis, people break laws when they believe the risk of consequences is low, or when they believe they have no other viable alternatives.

Rev. Jerry Hancock started The Prison Ministry Project at the First Congregational United Church of Christ to help prison inmates gain insight and knowledge that can help them transform themselves, and can help victims come to terms with their losses.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Rise of Open-Source Politics

This is from way back in 2005.

The Rise of Open-Source Politics | | AlterNet
Thanks to web-savvy agitators, insiderism and elitism are under heavy attack. The era of top-down politics is over.
Putting this in Ecojoy framing, the medium of the Internet (the web) is fostering and encouraging a change in politics from hierarchical linking to heterarchical linking.