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Old Beirut in Black and White

Beirut ice cream

     

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Thresholds 2

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Thresholds

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What I Learned That I Have Not Needed to Unlearn

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by Michael Shipka A Project for AMIN 3402: Native Americans in the Cinema  

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The Overview Effect

earth

At its best, we thought of the ‘space program’ as being about going to the stars. At its worst, about defending ourselves against other humans.  And so it was both…in certain ways. But, more profoundly, it was and continues to … Continue reading

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Nature of the City

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GMOs and Genetic Roulette

GMO soybeans

This video comes and goes.  I’m leaving it posted in case it comes again.  It’s so important! From the video description – Posted January 17, 2013: Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates … Continue reading

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Grounded Light…A Co-Creation Story

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Imagine Designing Spring

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Janine Benyus begins by saying we live in a competent universe on a planet that is a genius.  She says, “This happens very year….This is what keeps its promise….Imagine designing Spring!”  Mother Earth’s Grand Opening! She’s part of a new … Continue reading

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The Future of Learning

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A most inspirational and hopeful TED talk by Sugata Mitra. He speaks about how and why our education system was created in the Age of Empires and says that it is not broken but rather, that it is obsolete.  Then … Continue reading

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A Sustainable World

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10,000,000 Pairs of FB Friends

FB Friends

from Science on a Sphere: This dataset was created by an intern at Facebook who plotted 10 million pairs of friends on Facebook. The result is a stunning map that shows the connections between people and highlights the regions with … Continue reading

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FB Message Sharing 3

FB Message Sharing 3

These visualizations look at the different ways that photos shared on George Takei’s Facebook page go viral once he’s posted them. Each visualization is made up of a series of branches, starting from George. As each branch grows, re-shares split off onto … Continue reading

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FB Message Sharing 2

FB Message Sharing 2

These visualizations look at the different ways that photos shared on George Takei’s Facebook page go viral once he’s posted them. Each visualization is made up of a series of branches, starting from George. As each branch grows, re-shares split off onto … Continue reading

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FB Message Sharing 1

FB Message Sharing 1

These visualizations look at the different ways that photos shared on George Takei’s Facebook page go viral once he’s posted them. Each visualization is made up of a series of branches, starting from George. As each branch grows, re-shares split off onto … Continue reading

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The Girl Effect

A Girl

This presentation was created by the Nike Foundation but does not advertise Nike.  Rather, it looks systemically at what might happen…both individually and globally…if we focused on girls around the world going to school and staying in school during their … Continue reading

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Ocean Impact

Ocean Pollution

from Science on a Sphere: Humans have been shown to have a negative impact on the oceans. A report issued in February 2008 found that 40% of the world’s oceans are heavily impacted by human activities, such as overfishing and … Continue reading

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Food vs. Feed

Food vs. Feed

Quoted from Science on a Sphere: Not all cropland is used for producing food directly for people. A lot of the food crops grown are actually used as feed for animals. This map shows which regions produce crops that are … Continue reading

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Cropland

Cropland

40% of all ice-free land on Earth already is devoted to growing our crops and raising our livestock.  All cropland on Earth collectively occupies an area comparable to the surface area of South America. (All pastureland on Earth collectively occupies … Continue reading

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Pastureland

Pastureland

40% of all ice-free land on Earth already is devoted to growing our crops and raising our livestock.  All pastureland  on Earth collectively occupies an area comparable to the surface area of Africa. (All cropland on Earth collectively occupies an … Continue reading

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Airplanes and Airports

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Companions on the Path

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Stories about Writing

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Sustainability and Me

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Stories about Stories

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