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At the Feb. 20th LucidNYC:
This event will be full of magic (literally). Learn the psychology behind creating great illusions.
Want to know what your pet dolphin or elephant is thinking? Ask them! Talk to the animals with the latest research on animal cognition and communication from the best in the biz.
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The NOW Labz project is a collaboration between the HotSpring Network, Quipu.cc, and partners, aimed at bringing thoughtful people together to brainstorm solutions to big problems. Quipu.cc will be hosting a NOW Labz series of cyberdialogues, timed to coincide with the Commission on the Status of Women, to discuss women’s rights, gender rights, childhood equality and how to build a more genuinely democratic, more resilient global future.
The sessions will be held at 10:30, through 11:30 am EST.
For more information, please visit the permalink for this event series: http://bit.ly/nowlabz-csw
User-made economic atlas for the 21st century to launch this spring
The way we get information about the economic landscape is skewed toward those who benefit from policies enacted in the interests of those already in power. In other words, our economic informational system is skewed toward the privileged, and effectively perpetuates a “trickle-down” model for measuring progress, even as the same system produces numbers showing that model is not adequate to fomenting sustainable economic frameworks that secure and advance the democratic possibilities of an expanded middle class.
Since November 1, 2012, Spain has generated more electricity from wind energy than by any other means. In January, 2013, the nation generated more than 6 teraWatt hours (tWh) of power from wind turbine technology. According to the Guardian newspaper, the last time Spain achieved 6 tWh from any power source was in 2010, using combined-cycle gas turbines. The news is a milestone for wind power and renewable energy and comes as Germany is set to install a record amount of new wind power capacity in 2013.
the edge is not the place
the edge is the place
ritual : rebirth : salvation
where there is a foothold
a footfall reinvents
& all its bewilderment
Carbon → Fee → Dividend → Simple
- Fee on carbon-emitting fuels, at the source (mine, well, port of entry)
- 100% of revenues returned, in equal shares, to every household, every month
- Non-protectionist border adjustment, to ensure level playing field
- Power over energy economy returned to consumers
- Major energy-sector investment flows to clean, renewable resources
The aim of a revenue-neutral carbon fee, with 100% household monthly return of funds collected, is the correction of history’s biggest and most dangerous market failure—the failure to express in market prices the extreme costs of extracting and burning carbon-based fuels. This plan allows for correcting the market-price regime relating to fossil fuels, without negatively impacting consumers or small businesses, while speeding the transition to 100% clean, renewable fuels.
Generative Organic Optimization Demand (GOOD)
Generative economic activity is activity which yields a greater range and volume of resources than it consumes. For example, investment in solar energy technology is generative, because the more invested, the more resources available; investment in fossil fuels is not generative, because the more invested, the more rapidly the finite amount of resources are depleted.
Organic economic activity is activity that is woven into the fabric of what is being done throughout the marketplace in question. Organic activity is not necessarily imposed from above, but rather emerges into the currents of energy and wealth exchange that comprise the overall marketplace. This can include, but is not limited to, activity that emerges from intelligent regulation, incentives and government investment. Organic activity tends to become visible at the community level, at the human scale, and ultimately, it is the province of everyone who operates predominantly at that level.
Poetry is animal hide
& the innocence of longing
& in that way ancient
& of the most recent
weathers stirring a sterling twine
of gazes & birdsong
it is suffering turned to prayer
& the ecstasy of being
here in the moment
naked before the winds
of circumstance & thrilling
Cafe Sentido, the flagship news and politics magazine, cultural hub and events project of Casavaria Publishing, has been redesigned and relaunched this month, June 2012. The new design shifts the focus from a text-heavy newspaper layout to a visual landscape, across which issues from human rights to electoral politics to music and literature, ecology and technological innovation, form a spectrum of color and interest.
The most recent work by award-winning Chilean poet Carlos Trujillo, Postales de Filadelfia (bilingual edition), published in the original Spanish, with translations into English by both Brian Yates and Joseph Robertson, is now in print. The book is an intimate journey through times of great personal change, solitude, love and discovery. It follows the analysis of Paul Pines, in his essay “The Word at the Center of the World”, regarding Trujillo’s last bilingual publication, Palabras/Words:
“Trujillo uses the word in the same way a quantum physicist might a proton, breaking it into ever smaller particles to get as close as possible to the Big Bang of our origin, the indivisible point from which creation explodes. It is personal and trans-personal, beyond control of the poet even within the poem.”