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Climate Change Storytelling: How Stories Can Help Turn the Tide On Any Complex Issue

Climate Change Storytelling: How Stories Can Help Turn the Tide On Any Complex Issue | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it
There is no shortage of discussion on climate change; it seems almost pervasive these days. The media report extreme weather events, animal extinction (think polar bears floating off to sea), health problems, and the political push and pull around the issue.  The problem is also prevalent in popular culture, with magazines running special issues, movies showing the end of our days, and video games that presenting post-apocalyptic scenarios.  Yet, we have very little consensus about how to deal with it. Robert Redford recently wrote a blog post calling for more storytelling on “complicated, politically charged issues like our environment and the need for swift action to combat climate change.”

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Climate change is NOT a Story!

 

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 12, 2014 2:59 PM

If you are committed to positive change happening on any complicated social issue, stories can help. And here's a terrific post by Roxanne Bauer discussing how storytelling makes a difference -- and its limitations, too.


Years ago I coached the top global expert on grizzly bears. Her lament: "We scientists keep doing the same thing over and over again (sharing data and danger) and expecting different results. I think storytelling may be the answer to bring about needed change."


She is so right. Her stories about the importance of, decline of, and what to do about supporting grizzly bears got standing ovations.


This is not so much an article about "Yes we can". It's understanding more about how stories work on making complex issues less intimidating, and how they overcome the limitations of technical language where eyes glaze over.


I particularly like Bauer's statement that stories can/should address the underlying consequences of an issue that hit home for people. She's got good examples to make her point.


To change the world, get your storytelling game on. Let's remember what doesn't work/hasn't worked and share stories to experience different results.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 15, 2014 8:41 AM

Glad to see influential people who know how to tell a story get involved.

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The History of Philosophy, from 600 B.C.E. to 1935, Visualized in Two Massive, 44-Foot High Diagrams | Open Culture

The History of Philosophy, from 600 B.C.E. to 1935, Visualized in Two Massive, 44-Foot High Diagrams | Open Culture | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it

The history of philosophy tends to get mightily abbreviated. The few philosophy professors I know don’t have much truck with generalist “history of ideas”-type projects, and the discipline itself encourages, nay, requires, intensive specialization. Add to this glib comments like Alfred North Whitehead’s on philosophy as a “series of footnotes to Plato,” and the eminent position of the erratic and comparatively philosophically-unschooled autodidact Wittgenstein, and you have, in modern philosophy, a sad neglect of the genealogy of thought.


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Xavier Leton's curator insight, September 26, 2015 3:10 AM

Ohio State professor of philosophy Kevin Scharp is a Linnaean taxonomist of thought, compiling charts, “Information Boxes,” and hand-drawn diagrams of the “Sociology of Philosophy,” like that above, which covers Western philosophy from 600 B.C.E. to 600 C.E. and shows the myriad complex connections between hundreds of individual philosophers and schools of thought (such as Stoicism, Skepticism, Neo-Platonism, etc.). The second massive diagram covers 600 C.E. to about 1935. Each one is about 4 feet wide and 44 feet tall, with the text at 12-pont font. Both diagrams are based on Sociology of Philosophies by Randall Collins.

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The Sound of Empty Space - Everyday Listening - Sound Art, Sound Installations, Sonic Inspiration

The Sound of Empty Space - Everyday Listening - Sound Art, Sound Installations, Sonic Inspiration | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it

Feedback is a phenomenon which is not uncommon in sound art. Steve Reich’s Pendulum Music used swinging microphones over speakers to create different tones in a certain rhythm, already back in 1968. There is something primeval about feedback, the way it can run out of control and become chaotic. Because of that, it’s no wonder there are still a lot of artists working with it.

(all photos by Emily Gan)


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Only feedback is not a phenomenon; more like a symptom...

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Xavier Leton's curator insight, March 10, 2015 1:33 PM

With his new series of works called The Sound of Empty Space, composer & media artist Adam Basanta explores relationships between microphones, speakers, and surrounding acoustic environments through controlled, self-generating microphone feedback. Adam’s work investigates perception, and listening in particular, as an active, participatory, multi-modal activity.

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Doctorat sauvage en architecture | L'intellectuel organique et la boîte à outil

Doctorat sauvage en architecture | L'intellectuel organique et la boîte à outil | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it

Le Doctorat Sauvage En Architecture a été mis en place par le groupe Echelle Inconnue, au moment où les écoles d'architectures françaises, dans un sacro-saint mouvement, s'alignaient sur l'européenne trinité du LMD (licence, master, maîtrise) sans pour autant fournir le dernier pied de ce tabouret bancale : un doctorat en architecture.


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Xavier Leton's curator insight, April 6, 2015 4:10 AM

Doctorat ou pas, les écoles comme les universités ont fait la preuve de leur incapacité à générer la ville de Tous ainsi qu'à casser les logiques de séparation, discrimination, contrôle, guerre, inhérentes à la pensée de l'espace occidental postdémocratique. Et aucun de leurs docteurs ne saura curer le mal de cette ville là. Au mieux s'appuieront-ils sur les discriminations sociologiques en cours pour élaborer l'espace d'un Tous partiel dans l'attente que s'y intègrent ses propres marges.

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Airtight Leeuw House Requires Almost No Energy for Heating

Airtight Leeuw House Requires Almost No Energy for Heating | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it
Belgian studio NU architectuuratelier designed Leeuw House, a compact energy-efficient home built to Passive House standards.

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Xavier Leton's curator insight, August 12, 2014 4:20 AM

Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, a community located just outside Brussels. The striking design could be a nod to its progressive adoption of Passive House standards--the energy-efficient house was built with a tightly sealed facade that maximizes warmth from the sun and minimizes heat loss. Although the building's form mimics the shape of the region's traditional brick houses, the architects wrapped the compact house in a latticed pattern of overlapping fibre-cement tiles and bright green accents for a contemporary twist.

Read more: Leeuw House by NU architectuuratelier « Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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interrogating-methodologies.org multi-discliplinary symposium

interrogating-methodologies.org  multi-discliplinary symposium | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it

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A multi-discliplinary symposium comparing methodologies from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts to interrogate questions at the heart of research methods and practices

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Bio-Fiction is the international Synthetic Biology Film Festival Submit your entry now!

Bio-Fiction is the international Synthetic Biology Film Festival Submit your entry now! | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it

Bio-Fiction is the international Synthetic Biology Science, Art and Film Festival series. It features short films on any aspect of synthetic biology, including documentary films, animation, (science) fiction etc. The first festival was held in Vienna, Austria, in 2011, when it received 130 short films from 26 countries, of which a jury selected 52 films, and awarding 5 films with major awards. The Second Bio-fiction Festival will take place from 23 - 25 October, 2014. The Venue will again be the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, Austria.

Bio-fiction 2014 is produced by Vienna based

 

 


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Why not PhysioFiction too?

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Xavier Leton's curator insight, December 23, 2013 3:33 AM

Synthetic biology is a new area of biological research that combines science and engineering. Synthetic biology emcompasses a variety of different approaches, methodologies and disciplines, with the aim to design and construct new biological functions and systems not found in nature. Synthetic biology is based on genetic engineering but goes much further. It aims at creating whole new biological functions, systems and eventually organisms.

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How a metamaterial might improve a depression treatment

How a metamaterial might improve a depression treatment | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it
A brain stimulation technique that is used to treat tough cases of depression could be considerably improved with a new headpiece, experts say.
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Well, isn't brain-matter a metamaterial of sorts?

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.
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Beware of exceptionality --- wherever you may find it!

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Can future actions influence past events? Experiment mimics quantum physics 'spooky action into the past'

Can future actions influence past events? Experiment mimics quantum physics 'spooky action into the past' | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it
Physicists have, for the first time, demonstrated in an experiment that the decision whether two particles were in an entangled or in a separable quantum state can be made even after these particles have been measured and may no longer exist.
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Attention, émotions et plaisir : au coeur de l'expérience esthétique - Idées - France Culture

Attention, émotions et plaisir : au coeur de l'expérience esthétique - Idées - France Culture | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it

Jean-Marie Schaeffer est philosophe en esthétique, chercheur au CNRS et Directeur d'études à l'EHESS. Il analyse son dernier essai "L'expérience esthétique" (Gallimard, NRF, Essais, mars 2015).


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The word is "aisthesis" and, yes, it is something quite distinct from artistic experience (whatever that means!)

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Xavier Leton's curator insight, April 24, 2015 10:38 AM

Contempler un tableau ou un paysage, écouter une pièce de musique, s'immerger dans un univers sonore, lire un poème, voir un film : telle est l'expérience esthétique.

Or, dans chaque culture humaine, elle est de toutes les expériences communément vécues à la fois la plus banale et la plus singulière.

Cette Expérience esthétique est bien différente de l'Expérience artistique : sa complexité est plus grande.

 

Faisant appel aux travaux de la psychologie cognitive, aux théories de l'attention, à la psychologie des émotions et à la neuropsychologie des états hédoniques pour en clarifier la nature et les modes de fonctionnement, l'ambition philosophique de cet ouvrage est de comprendre le comment de l'expérience esthétique - la généalogie évolutionnaire de cet emploi si singulier de nos ressources cognitives et émotives - et le pourquoi - ses fonctions, existentielles tout autant que sociales. Après cela, il sera difficile de penser l'expérience esthétique comme autrefois.

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Hacking for Artists P5 = processing, Py = Python, Ar = Arduino, JS = JavaScript, C++ = C++ :)

Hacking for Artists P5 = processing, Py = Python, Ar = Arduino, JS = JavaScript, C++ = C++ :) | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it

Support for Hacking for Artists


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C- - too!

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Xavier Leton's curator insight, March 21, 2015 6:02 AM

Support for Hacking for Artists is provided by Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure Grant Program

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Sur les #situationnistes. #Entretien #inédit d’Henri Lefebvre avec Kristin Ross | Période

Sur les #situationnistes. #Entretien #inédit d’Henri Lefebvre avec Kristin Ross | Période | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it

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Oh cette vieille interview!...

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Xavier Leton's curator insight, November 17, 2014 5:39 AM

La « critique de la vie quotidienne » d’Henri Lefebvre a nourri les situationnistes au cours d’une amitié qui a duré « environ quatre à cinq ans » Dans cet entretien inédit réalisé par Kristin Ross en 1983, Henri Lefebvre raconte comment s’est noué ce rapport, autour de quelles thématiques : de nouvelles manières d’arpenter la ville, la nécessité de transformer l’urbain, et la Commune de Paris comme fête. Entre Amsterdam, Strasbourg, Navarrenx et Paris, du groupe CoBrA à Mai 68, Lefebvre retrace la grande fresque du moment « situ », de ses audaces et de ses sectarismes. Entre récit de rupture et témoignage bienveillant, Lefebvre revient sur une séquence d’innovations théoriques, artistiques, militantes qui ont bouleversé la théorie et la pratique révolutionnaires.

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Climate Change Storytelling: How Stories Can Help Turn the Tide On Any Complex Issue

Climate Change Storytelling: How Stories Can Help Turn the Tide On Any Complex Issue | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it
There is no shortage of discussion on climate change; it seems almost pervasive these days. The media report extreme weather events, animal extinction (think polar bears floating off to sea), health problems, and the political push and pull around the issue.  The problem is also prevalent in popular culture, with magazines running special issues, movies showing the end of our days, and video games that presenting post-apocalyptic scenarios.  Yet, we have very little consensus about how to deal with it. Robert Redford recently wrote a blog post calling for more storytelling on “complicated, politically charged issues like our environment and the need for swift action to combat climate change.”

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Climate change is NOT a Story!

 

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 12, 2014 2:59 PM

If you are committed to positive change happening on any complicated social issue, stories can help. And here's a terrific post by Roxanne Bauer discussing how storytelling makes a difference -- and its limitations, too.


Years ago I coached the top global expert on grizzly bears. Her lament: "We scientists keep doing the same thing over and over again (sharing data and danger) and expecting different results. I think storytelling may be the answer to bring about needed change."


She is so right. Her stories about the importance of, decline of, and what to do about supporting grizzly bears got standing ovations.


This is not so much an article about "Yes we can". It's understanding more about how stories work on making complex issues less intimidating, and how they overcome the limitations of technical language where eyes glaze over.


I particularly like Bauer's statement that stories can/should address the underlying consequences of an issue that hit home for people. She's got good examples to make her point.


To change the world, get your storytelling game on. Let's remember what doesn't work/hasn't worked and share stories to experience different results.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 15, 2014 8:41 AM

Glad to see influential people who know how to tell a story get involved.

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#Lomus_2014 Le #concours international due #création de #logiciel #musical sonore et intermédia

#Lomus_2014 Le #concours international due #création de #logiciel #musical sonore et intermédia | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it

A la recherche des logiciels libres 
pour la création sonore et intermedia


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Tresinteressant!

 

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Xavier Leton's curator insight, April 9, 2014 6:24 AM

Pour sa cinquième édition, LoMus 2014 s'adresse à tous ceux qui développent des logiciels libres musicaux ou qui peuvent contribuer au processus de la création musicale.

Un prix sera remis aux logiciels qui font preuve non seulement d'innovation, mais notamment d'inventivité face aux enjeux actuels de la création musicale.

 

Calendrier 31 mars, 2014Appel à candidatures28 avril 2014Date limite de soumission des logiciels16 mai 2014Notification d'acceptation23 mai 2014Remise des prix lors des JIM 2014
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Vanadium dioxide 'smart glass' can be activated to block infrared light while remaining transparent to visible light

Vanadium dioxide 'smart glass' can be activated to block infrared light while remaining transparent to visible light | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it
'Smart glass' can switch from transparent to opaque at the flick of a switch and is increasingly used in cars, aircraft and homes to reduce the Sun's glare and filter out infrared light and heat.

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That is pretty smart!

 

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Google Channels Pixar to Change Storytelling as We Know It | Wired Business | Wired.com

Google Channels Pixar to Change Storytelling as We Know It | Wired Business | Wired.com | Physics, Metaphysics, Pataphysics | Scoop.it
Motorola is concocting what it hopes will be much more than an odd and expensive interactive cartoon.
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Maybe it is just me but I remember a time in which story-telling was about characters not commodities!

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Ain't Misbehavin' – Turbulence, Solar Flares and Magnetism - Universe Today

Ain't Misbehavin' – Turbulence, Solar Flares and Magnetism
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New research led by a Johns Hopkins mathematical physicist focuses on the “misbehavior” of magnetic fields in solar flares.
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Not so much misbehaviour but "interesting" behaviour!

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