The Ames Window
Vintage TV for when you need reminding that "we’re not seeing reality. We’re seeing a story that’s being created for us” (as Neuroscientist Patrick Cavanagh puts it).
There is nothing natural about the way we work
A useful summary of progressive thought re: the potential for a ‘radical restructuring of our working lives’, from ‘bullshit jobs’ to the four-day week.
What we learned at the Stories For Life virtual gathering
Coverage of last week’s event, where Ella Saltmarshe, Carlota Sanz, Kumi Naidoo, Immy Kaur and Andres Roberts, discussed how our stories can help us design an Economy in Service to Life.
The intelligence of plants
‘As a botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, (she) joins science’s ability to “polish the art of seeing”’...as our knowledge about plant life unfolds, human vocabulary and imaginations must adapt.’
Climate Justice: a messaging guide
‘Initial messaging learning from Framing Climate Justice, a participatory cross-movement framing project seeking to bring justice firmly to the centre of climate change communications.’
The Eco-wakening is here
‘Humanity may be responsible for the destruction of our planet - but humanity is also waking up...and stepping up.’ WWF bring data to the ‘nature is going mainstream’ party. #ForNature
Capitalism is not natural
‘Right-wingers defend capitalism as a system necessitated by human nature [e.g.], but the market emerged out of specific historic conditions – it isn’t hardwired into our species.’
Stories For Life
A share of the Stories for Life project, plus presentations from guests, exploring new stories that are emerging to help us design an economy in service to life.
How to change people’s minds
A detailed and instructive conversation with the brains behind Deep Canvassing, on how we can bridge divides by coming from a place of vulnerability and love. Also see David’s TED talk here.
Superhistory, not superintelligence
‘AI is better understood as AT – Artificial Time,’ offering unprecedented access to understanding and radically enhancing our ‘data age’. What does this mean for narrative work?
Tru Social Publishing / Somewhere Good
Two new social media platforms that seek to provide an alternative to the mainstream infowars-for-profit model. One focuses on collective sense-making, the other on co-creation. https://www.somewheregood.com/