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Wittgenstein on Games

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Ludwig Wittgenstein was a Viennese philosopher intent on language, its meaning, and its interactions with the physical environment– or more precisely, the public space of use. His writings have influenced education, mathematics, art, and others for their critical approach to language, Read more ›

Crowdsourcing Teaching and Learning Services: OpenIDEO in beta as a case study

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OpenIDEO recently launched with a few beta projects aimed to promote social entrepreneurship – first for helping kids make healthy food choices and then for affordable teaching and learning services (in India).  The OpenIDEO web platform is a good use Read more ›

Quantitative Variation in Aspirational Capacity (updated!)

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The image above was the first draft. This is the second. Thanks to Aliya for good, perceptive comments. Premises: Culture as the processes that allow the uptake of processes, procedures, information, beliefs, values and social norms. Cultural affiliations are attachments. Read more ›

Adaptation>Robustness or Plasticity>Resilience?

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Disaggregation among natural and social scientific communities can lead to misunderstandings about the different components of disaster management and  socio-ecological systems.  Terms like resilient, adaptive, robust are often used to describe systems and their processes and come up in the Read more ›

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 ›

Watercasting Day 2

The first day was organized to enumerate problems and the criteria by which to evaluate responses to those problems. The second day focused on our responses as ‘designers’ and the methods that we could use to find tactical responses to Read more ›

Watercasting Day 1

We started by looking at the neologism ‘watercasting’, coined for the purposing of re-imagining what it is that we would be doing in the class.  Casting for the purpose of making a mold, a cast that one would find in Read more ›