The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

Image: Lila, Lucia, Lucia, Lila (one of our favorite videos, so far reaching 73,120 people on Facebook) Communication = Exchange of information and thoughts Also see: communication nerds = enthusiasts and superfans of communication The Value of Communication Many people are aware that improving communication is a worthy objective, yet they are stymied by how to put practice …

Digital Megatrends

Report cover Recommended Reading: Digital Megatrends Digital Megatrends 2019 [pdf · 3mb] By Dr Stefan Hajkowicz and Dave Dawson, from Data61’s Strategic Insights team Data 61: This report explores plausible futures using methods of strategic foresight pioneered at CSIRO’s Data61. We explore the coming decade of digital disruption through the lens of six interlinked megatrends …

The Value of Listening

Photo: Clark County Museum We hear you. And if we do not hear you, we would like to. There is great value listening to other humans as there is value in listening to the natural world. If communication is to be more than a bullhorn, if there’s an actual conversation / dialogue unfolding, we need …

Listening Links

@JRArt, Border Art Links related to listening presented in somewhat random fashion: Events July 18 is World Listening Day World Listening Day World Listening Day 2019 iPadio ipadio – ron’s audio adventures Headlines https://pitchfork.com/features/resonant-frequency/listening-for-silence-with-the-headphones-off https://qz.com/1323215/apples-airpods-and-live-listen-are-a-revolution-for-the-hearing-impaired/ http://sonicfield.org/2017/08/a-thing-heard-four-ways-of-listening – @sonic_field how-to-be-a-good-listener-the-experts-guide the-sound-of-fear/7913512 mapping-europe2019s-quiet-areas loudest-sound-in-the-world-would-kill-you-on-the-spot unprecedented-100-million-seti-effort-breakthrough-listen biosphere-soundscapes-mexico-launching-in-2015 first-dont-succeed-sit-back-listen – @PLOSONE Short History – @thebanffcentre call-for-recordings-world-listening-day-2014 – @sonicterrain http://wanderingjustin.com/2014/02/sound-tourism …

Mozilla’s In Real Life Podcast

Logo Recommended Listening IRL – https://irlpodcast.org – is an original podcast from Mozilla, maker of Firefox. Host Manoush Zomorodi shares real stories of life online and real talk about the future of the Web. Excellent topics and show notes. Latest episodes The Internet’s Carbon Footprint – Manoush Zomorodi explores the surprising environmental impact of the …

Alice Gorman, aka @DrSpaceJunk

Book covers One of our favorite tweeters, speakers, and thinkers, Alice Gorman, aka @DrSpaceJunk, has a brand new book in 2019. Publication date: April (Australia, New South Books) and October (USA, MIT Press). Amazon.com From New South Books: Going boldly forth as a pioneer in the fledgling field of space archaeology, Dr Alice Gorman (aka …

Bad News Game

Logo Vaccinate yourself against fake news and disinformation by playing the online Bad News game, a created by @Cambridge_Uni @wijzijnDROG Key Links getbadnews.com aboutbadnews.com @getbadnews Headlines A “Fake News Game” that “vaccinates” players against disinformation How does Bad News work? In Bad News, you take on the role of fake news-monger. Drop all pretense of …

World Listening Day

Photo: Martin Heigan, Exploring the Universe beyond the Visible Spectrum July 18 is World Listening Day. Hashtags: #WorldListeningDay and #WLD2019 The day features livestreaming audio, contests, and listening-focused walks around the world which focus attention on improving listening skills and conserving critical soundscapes. July 18 was chosen because it is the birthday of the Canadian …

Anand Giridharadas

Twitter Avatar Anand Giridharadas is a writer. Key Links http://www.anand.ly @AnandWrites Tweets by AnandWrites Recommended Listening California Bill Moves To Ban Mini Hotel Toiletry Bottles Why Are Many Wealthy Americans Suddenly Calling To Be Taxed More? – Here and Now Winners Take All Winners take all: Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us …

New Titles

New books and movies. Colossus https://amzn.to/2YAWCyJ Where the crawdads sing https://www.deliaowens.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_the_Crawdads_Sing From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage https://amzn.to/2UulWIB A terrible country https://amzn.to/2Kzyvhw https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003579 https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/new-novel-a-terrible-country-rediscovers-russia-and-its-paradoxes @keithgessen The Demon in the Machine The secret of life – explanation through new physics https://beyond.asu.edu/content/paul-davies-much-awaited-book-demon-machine-will-be-available-january-31st Oaxaca Neil Pyatt Contemporary Art and Community Altruism in Oaxaca Georgia Tim Burford https://amzn.to/2N4st9u …