Sunday, December 4, 2016

Fwd: Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are)

I watched the Danny Dorling twice.  I think it is great example of good, modern information.  It may be helpful for the many people who are feeling down and depressed about the earth today.


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Danny Dorling: Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are)

14:07 minutes · Filmed Apr 2016 · Posted Nov 2016 · TEDxExeter

Danny Dorling invites us to see the world anew, with his captivating and insightful maps that use data in new ways, to show Earth as it truly is -- a connected, ever-changing and fascinating place in which we all belong. You'll never look at a map the same way again.

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Adventures in mapping

Maps don't just tell you which street to turn left on. Maps convey information that shapes our lives -- and whisk our imaginations to new lands. Watch »

12 TED Talks • Total run time 2:28:47

This week's new TED Talks

Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. In this spirited conversation with Mia Birdsong, the movement's three founders share what they've learned about leadership and what provides them with hope and inspiration in the face of painful realities. Their advice: Join something, start something and "sharpen each other, so that we all can rise." Watch »

Joe Lassiter is a deep thinker and straight talker focused on developing clean, secure and carbon-neutral supplies of reliable, low-cost energy. His analysis of the world's energy realities puts a powerful lens on the stubbornly touchy issue of nuclear power, including new designs for plants that can compete economically with fossil fuels. We have the potential to make nuclear safer and cheaper than it's been in the past, Lassiter says. Now we have to make the choice to pursue it. Watch »

Urban planner Ryan Gravel shares the story of how his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, rallied to build a massive urban park that will transform an abandoned railroad track into 22 miles of public green space called the Atlanta BeltLine. The places we live aren't inevitable, he says -- and if we want something different, we need to speak up. Watch »

Soap operas and telenovelas may be (ahem) overdramatic, but as Kate Adams shows us, their exaggerated stories and characters sometimes cast light on the problems of real life. In this sparkling, funny talk, Adams, a former assistant casting director for As the World Turns, share four lessons for life and business that we can learn from melodramas. Watch »


Science: What would you do with a home DNA testing machine?
One answer: Grow better truffles. Read how one farmer is using science to grow one of nature's most prized wild foods.

Wisdom: Ancient techniques to cope with climate change »
How to cope with our new wild weather? By learning from our elders

Culture: The strange, surprisingly radical roots of the shopping mall »
How could an avant-garde European socialist inadvertently create the mall? Steven Johnson explains ...

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We create our "others." As parents, as neighbors, as citizens, we witness and sometimes ignore each other into being. We chose ways of relating to each other that got us here. We can choose ways of relating that get us out."

Anand Giridharadas
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