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Bateson’s Double Bind, Constraints on Human-Environment Intrxnz, and Ener-geetsâ„¢

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After writing yesterday’s post on psychology and climate change, I stumbled upon this article from the journal Ecological Economics entitled, “The art of the cognitive war to save the planet”. The article details the proposition that our adaptive capacity–to respond Read more ›

Transactional Arts & the Coefficient of Art (Ï•)

This find (thanks Dharmang) describes a history and accounting of the Transactional Arts–which is art, where a transaction is explicitly part of the work. Daniela Plewe’s discussion brings me back to some thoughts and notes I made about Marcel Duchamp’s Read more ›

Dal Baati

Here’s a recipe. I learned to make this with a family at the Pushkar fair and a small group Srishti students and faculty. It’s a traditional Rajasthani dish of dal and baati which is like a heavy bread or roll. Read more ›

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Public Engagement, Art, and Narration of Science & Technology Development

This was a post that I initially wrote for the ‘Telling Stories’ discussion group that is made up of recipients of the Wellcome Trust’s International Engagement Award.  The group practices public engagement with public health and science from a variety Read more ›

8 Digital Media and Learning Proposals about Energy & Climate Adaptation, 3 Outliers, and 3 about Water

After ManU went up 2-0 against Arsenal I started browsing and commenting on the submissions to this year’s Digital Media and Learning Competition that the MacArthur Foundation and HASTAC run each year. Some observations: Lots of games and game-like labs Read more ›