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The Internet Is Obsessed With Maps — Here's Why It's Gone Too Far

The Internet Is Obsessed With Maps — Here's Why It's Gone Too Far | BIFFY | Scoop.it
“And it needs to stop.”
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many of this things are not maps by any reasonable definition
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China publishes new map

China publishes new map | BIFFY | Scoop.it
“China has published a new map of the entire country including the islands in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) in order to "better show" its territorial claim over the region.”
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 25, 2014 2:50 PM

China is attempting to bolster its geopolitical claims through cartographic validation.  It as if to say, 'it's on a map, who can question that it is legitimately our territory?'  Why is a map such a powerful and convincing document?  Why is the Philippines upset by this map?  I think that explains this rival Filipino map as the Philippines and China engage in the cartographic version of dueling banjos (note the uage of the South China Sea or West Philippine Sea to refer to the same body of water) .  But this is more than just a map; it's production has the potential to destabilize regional security.     

For more resources, the Choices Program has put together supplemental materials to investigate China on the world stage.


Tags: borderstoponyms, political, conflict, waterChina, East Asia.

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Making Better Digital Maps in an Era of Standardization

Making Better Digital Maps in an Era of Standardization | BIFFY | Scoop.it
“Using pre-digital techniques as inspiration, three cartographers lead the charge against cookie-cutter digital maps.”
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 20, 2014 11:31 AM

Some great food for thought about the maps we make. 

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How the Carolinas Fixed Their Blurred Lines

How the Carolinas Fixed Their Blurred Lines | BIFFY | Scoop.it
“Interstate border fights can get ugly. Two states found a better way.”
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Liminal states :: Diversity and technology conferences, part 1: the ...

Liminal states :: Diversity and technology conferences, part 1: the ... | BIFFY | Scoop.it
Liminal states. embracing apparent contradictions, diversity and change. { 2009 07 26 } .... How many people with disabilities? People under 25, or over ..... It's an ultra complex system, and people on ALL sides need to do some heavy lifting.
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MODULO 9: Guillaume Pinon in Málaga, Spain | Prison Photography

MODULO 9: Guillaume Pinon in Málaga, Spain | Prison Photography | BIFFY | Scoop.it
“This is an intimate story of what it means to be a pre-trial detainee stuck in the middle the Spanish criminal system.” Pinon is interested in populations on the margins of society and his past work includes series on children's disability,...
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Librarian Nancy Pearl Maps Out A Plan For Your Summer Reading

Librarian Nancy Pearl Maps Out A Plan For Your Summer Reading | BIFFY | Scoop.it
“NPR's go-to books guru shares some "under the radar" reads. Several of her recommendations — including fiction, fantasy and nonfiction — will make you reconsider your definition of a map.”
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The Lost Art Of Dreaming Over Maps

The Lost Art Of Dreaming Over Maps | BIFFY | Scoop.it
The era of exploration is largely over. The highest peaks have been climbed, the South Pole has been reached by almost every human-powered means possible, and all that’s really left for true exploring for the sake of exploration is caving, the ocean, and space. None of us are probably going to find the next deepest-ever cave or find a new species at the bottom of the ocean, but we can head out on a Saturday on a mission that has a low chance of success, or a high chance of getting us lost somewhere, instead of just following the metaphorical road more traveled.
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How the Carolinas Fixed Their Blurred Lines

How the Carolinas Fixed Their Blurred Lines | BIFFY | Scoop.it
“Interstate border fights can get ugly. Two states found a better way.”
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Prof. Rachael Dixey Inaugural Lecture - Health, Social Justice & Access to Learning VT2213

The Faculty of Health's Professor Rachael Dixey delivered her inaugural lecture on Thursday evening in the iconic Rose Bowl. The lecture 'Health, Social Just...
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Are You Crazy To Continue Believing In Collapse? | Zero Hedge

Never in human history has there been such a matrix of complex systems so vast, dense, weighty, and powerful for running everyday life (nor a larger population engaged in it). ... This page has been archived and commenting is disabled.
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Power and Fairness in a Generalized Ultimatum Game

Power is the ability to influence others towards the attainment of specific goals, and it is a fundamental force that shapes behavior at all levels of human existence. Several theories on the nature of power in social life exist, especially in the context of social influence. Yet, in bargaining situations, surprisingly little is known about its role in shaping social preferences. Such preferences are considered to be the main explanation for observed behavior in a wide range of experimental settings. In this work, we set out to understand the role of bargaining power in the stylized environment of a Generalized Ultimatum Game (GUG). We modify the payoff structure of the standard Ultimatum Game (UG) to investigate three situations: two in which the power balance is either against the proposer or against the responder, and a balanced situation. We find that other-regarding preferences, as measured by the amount of money donated by participants, do not change with the amount of power, but power changes the offers and acceptance rates systematically. Notably, unusually high acceptance rates for lower offers were observed. This finding suggests that social preferences may be invariant to the balance of power and confirms that the role of power on human behavior deserves more attention.

 

 

Power and Fairness in a Generalized Ultimatum Game
Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Sergi Lozano, Dirk Helbing
PLoS ONE 9(6): e99039
http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0099039   ;

 


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