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How to Think About Memory and Technology

I suppose it is the case that we derive some pleasure from imagining ourselves to be part of a beleaguered but noble minority. This may explain why a techno-enthusiast finds it necessary… 1,985 more words


The City as Commons

A broadly held view in the modern world is that economic relations are best governed by some mix of state regulation, and market-mediated exchange of privately owned resources. 2,352 more words

Energy Transitions

Intensification without representation - a recipe for collapse

Inspired by M. Jahi Chappell (title above), Ivan Illich (relationship of energy consumption, social/economic inequality, and specialization) and Joseph Tainter (quote below). Needless to say the arts are subject to the same law of declining marginal returns. 23 more words

Account planning as role playing

Account planning is no rocket science

It is no rocket science in the sense that it is not complicated. There is no certification required like the ones that doctors do, nor does a planner need to have specialised narrow ‘expertise’ like an actual rocket scientist might need. 594 more words

Business Of Advertising

Deschooling (de-institutionalizing) Society

The institutionalization of education tends towards the institutionalization of society and that ideas for de-institutionalizing education may be a starting point for a de-institutionalized society.

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I proprietari del sistema monetario internazionale

Spunto per un invito a cena, di Marco Turra Faoro, Oaxaca, 21 marzo 2016

Un aspetto sottovalutato dell’attuale crisi é l’esistenza di alcune persone e famiglie per le quali la motivazione di accumulare piú e piú dinero, non é per diventare sempre piú e piú ricche di soldi, ma bensí per sottrarlo alla comunitá, impoverendola. 490 more words

Breaking our addiction to buying stuff

This year for lent I am planning to bake forty loaves of bread.

The idea came to me as I was thinking about being more intentional and thoughtful in my observance of Lent and after realizing an old room-mate had left around 2kg of flour behind when he moved out in early January. 1,030 more words

Pastors In Exile