"When Karen, a planning professor from the College of Environmental Design, met with a team of students from Dr. Ashok Gadgil’s Design for Sustainable Communities course, neither knew what was brewing. "Karen discussed how her two bedroom Berkeley home was too small for her constant stream of guests, her daughter and an aging relative.... Continue Reading →
Our global society faces the challenge of moving from an industrial-growth society to a life-sustaining society. This shift is often referred to as 'The Great Turning.'
"Campaign video by Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy, about the Robin Hood Tax, a tiny tax on bank transactions that could raise hundreds of billions for public services and to tackle poverty and climate change at home and around the world. Add your own voice to the campaign http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYtNwmXKIvM Excerpts from YouTube
Show me the love to keep us together / Open up your hearts don't turn me away / Comfort me through this stormy weather / From where I stand, I see a broken land...
"Managing content can yield enormous rewards, but it requires a continuous improvement model.... "I know of a hugely successful website where changes are made several times a day. I know of another website that has achieved four times the industry average in lead generation because of a continuous improvement model. In fact, I can’t think... Continue Reading →
"In Rachel Botsman’s new book, What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, the general theme is that we’re shifting away from a society of hyper-consumption and equating personal self-worth with amount of material good accumulated, and instead to a world where our ability to access and exchange resources, develop a reputation, and build... Continue Reading →
If Web 1.0 was the "published Web" and The Cluetrain Manifesto predicted what was to become the social Web (Web 2.0), I believe the next iteration, Web 3.0, will be the "Integral Internet."
Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs 'childish' thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach. "'Now, our inherent wisdom doesn't have to be insiders' knowledge. Kids already do a lot of learning... Continue Reading →
"The iconic writer reveals the shape of things to come, with 45 tips for survival and a matching glossary of the new words you'll need to talk about your messed-up future. "1) It's going to get worse. No silver linings and no lemonade. The elevator only goes down. The bright note is that the elevator... Continue Reading →
Shot at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan. The main tank called the 'Kuroshio Sea' holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world's second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters. Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species... Continue Reading →