Immediate Now

Buzzwords One of the buzzwords that should signify the expectation that things happen right now, whether or not that’s a good thing. Customer service? We want it now. Attention, please. Now. Presenting, the immediate now. The immediate now is often expected in real-time messaging. How do we respond to messages that demand an immediate reply? …

Michel Serres

Quotes Wikipedia: Michel Serres was a French philosopher, theorist and writer. His works are notable for discussing subjects like death, angels, and time. They are also noted for incorporating prose and multifaceted perspectives. Serres had a unique approach to translating his works from accounts rather than from authoritative singular translations. Elsewhere on the Web https://www.radicalphilosophy.com/obituary/michel-serres-1930-2019 …

Carbon Footprint

Buzzwords Carbon Footprint = the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, business … Translating: What is the carbon footprint of global tourism? (double check translations!) Spanish: ¿Cuál es la huella de carbono del turismo global? French: Quelle est l’empreinte carbone …

Panpsychism

Buzzwords Panpsychism = the view that mind or a mind-like aspect is a fundamental and ubiquitous feature of reality. It has taken on a wide variety of forms. What if consciousness is not something special that the brain does but is instead a quality inherent to all matter? It is a theory known as panpsychism. …

Footprint

Buzzwords Footprint = the impression left by a foot or shoe on the ground or a surface Flickr album gallery Publishers Footprint Quotes We can’t wait for miracles to happen. If there are problems that have to be solved, if we want our lives to be better, then we have to do something for ourselves. …

Human Rights Day

Photo: USFWS, Sunrise, Big Stone December 10 is Human Rights Day Hashtag: #HumanRightsDay Human rights = a right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person Key Links un.org/en/events/humanrightsday @UNHumanRights Questions How is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights relevant today? How is Human Rights Day translated in other languages? How is Human Rights …

Border Tuner = Sintonizador Fronterizo

Logo In November 2019 the US-Mexico border an interactive public art installation across the by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Border Tuner = Sintonizador Fronterizo Strangers using searchlights were able to talk to one another in conversations connecting Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and El Paso in Texas. Locations: Bowie High School, El Paso and Parque Chamizal, Ciudad Juárez Key …

Death and Dying

Photo: Sunset Death = the end of the life of a person or organism Dying = on the point of death Flickr Albums and Groups Death and dying Grateful Dead Day of the Dead around the World Artwork / Cue Yourself YouTube Planeta.com Death Links Death Notebook Celebrating Day of the Dead in Mexico Conscious …

Future

Buzzwords Future = time still to come Headlines Why you should think about being a good ancestor — and 3 ways to start doing it – TED Recommended Listening Future Tense The future of libraries Future Fit Features Talking Future Tourism, Byron Bay’s 2020-2030 Sustainable Visitation Strategy Planeta.com Time = Tiempo = Zeit = Responsible …