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What's more rare than a supermoon total lunar eclipse? How about a supermoon total lunar eclipse over a lightning storm. Such an electrifying sequence was captured yesterday from Ibiza, an island in southeastern Spain. After planning the location for beauty, and the timing to capture the entire eclipse sequence, the only thing that had to cooperate for this astrophotographer to capture a memorable eclipse sequence was the weather. What looked to be a bother on the horizon, though, turned out to be a blessing. The composite picture features over 200 digitally combined images from the same location over the course of a night. The full moon is seen setting as it faded to red in Earth's shadow and then returned to normal. The fortuitous lightning is seen reflected in the Mediterranean to the right of the 400-meter tall rocky island of Es Vedra. Although the next total eclipse of a large and bright supermoon will occur in 2033, the next total eclipse of any full moon will occur in January 2018 and be best visible from eastern Asia and Australia.
quote Face to face conversation is the most human and humanizing thing that we do; it's where we learn to put ourselves in the place of the other.
The privileging of face to face communication strikes again... in written form (where are the Irony Police when we need them?). Face to face communication can be great, and it can also be ... not great. I learned to put myself in the place of others by encountering those others in the books that I read rather than in friendless face to face encounters throughout my childhood (in which I never was at the same school for more than two years, and often just one year or a half-year). I'm all for examining the ways in which people are not getting what they need in the digital world, but we also need to be aware that the opposite can be true: people who would otherwise feel quite alone need not feel so alone in a world where digital communication is possible.
Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
Issue 67 - Mar 16, 2015 http://goo.gl/LTyVzc
"Our entire culture is predicated on the idea that ideas compete openly and fairly in free marketplace(s). This is the essence of democracy. The results of this healthy dynamic tend to be dramatic innovation, efficiency, emergence, productivity, and flourishing."
Life in the Village, part 210: Crane Birds
Life in the Village, part 208: Corner of Pot Hole Road & Discovery Avenue
"Rain rain go away. It's starting to dry up. Let's hope tomorrow is on. I think the city got most pot holes fixed."
Life in the Village, part 207: Bleeding Heart
Life in the Village, part 206: Mullaghmore
Life in the Village, part 205: How We Spend Our Afternoons
Life in the Village, part 204: First White Rose
Life in the Village, part 203: La Plaine, Marseille
"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
-- Anaïs Nin via http://goo.gl/IpkjGF
"Without autonomy diversity declines, lowering resilience and destroying the richness of life."
21C Community: Retail & Suboptimal Placemaking
A mall is a social, immersive artifact with suboptimal placemaking. Increasingly, I hear friends complaining that they have trouble finding restaurants with "character". I usually manage to keep myself from delivering the placemaking enlightenment speech - and suggest we go to a place where they serve food. :)
Drugs & Lifespan
The Four Horsemen
Awake yet empty
Wednesday Addams & True Love
At the Prancing Pony
Time Lost and Regained
Reflections on Proust by http://goo.gl/SDptmT
Flit like vanishing wings
Pause Between Birdsong
"Fail and stumble your way to to your own greatness in you."
21C Design: Hearing for the deaf
"Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them.
But do not let them master you."
-- Helen Keller via http://goo.gl/cjIH59
21C Design: Crayon The Grids
21C Design: Beyond Dystopia
"One person's vision for his restaurant where people can go to appreciate the music and where he himself can make good friends and converse."
21C Literacies: Everything Around You
"When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and you're life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again."
-- Steve Jobs via http://goo.gl/ANL2Tt
1. How am I looking at things?
2. How can I orient myself in the world in a slightly differen way?
3. How can I unlearn and relearn making decisions?
4. What's my heart telling me is my next step?
5. Can I open up myself and listen to generative feedback from others?
We are defined in terms of how we respond to our challenges. There is no 'right/wrong" answer. Just more( or less) efficient learning.
@Theconnecting yes. Play, sense, respond, enact, play, ...
@johnkellden Hi John, hope all is well with you. Many changes/events to come over the next 18 months.. ( some are quite "good" relatively)
@Theconnecting all's well! Increasingly, feeling we're "on track" - though some much needed institutional adjustments.
@johnkellden I think we are "on track" but continuing resolution of many heavy distortions will be very disconcerting - growth is hard work
21C Literacies: Social Presencing
"Here is what Lemov sees in the video: he sees Hinton placing herself at the vantage points from which she can best scan the faces of her pupils (“hotspots”). He sees that after she first asks a question, hands that spring up immediately go back down again, in response to an almost imperceptible gesture from Hinton, to give the other children more time to think (“wait time”). He sees her repeat the question so that this pause in the conversation doesn’t slow its rhythm."
-- Ian Leslie via http://goo.gl/hmisRU
21C Literacies: Writing Ourselves Happy
21C Literacies: Digital Identities And Slicing
"My all time favorite digital identity post is still Bonnie Stewart's 'Digital Identities: Six Key Selves of Networked Publics', from change11 . It was/still is central to my "identity integration" (more gravitas than "who am I anyway?") project."
21C Literacies: Linguistic Analysis Tool
via & http://goo.gl/4WchEi
21C Literacies: Glossary
21C Platforms: Automatic of, by and for the People
Larry, I still don’t get it. There are so many search companies. Web search, for free? Where does that get you?
Oh, we’re really making an AI.
"We are right now in the early stages of an AI boom, similar in some ways to the dot-com boom of the late nineties. Before long, we will be surrounded by countless applications of artificial intelligence, embedded in most of the services and products we interact with on a daily basis. Most of these applications will be quite narrow and specialized in focus, but not this one that Google is setting out to build. For it to succeed, this AI will need to be general purpose in scope, and it will need to learn from us in a free and scalable way."
21C Platforms: Digitizing Everything
21C Platforms: Access, Augment, Advance
21C Workflow: Generativity
21C Enaction: Beauty Is In The Artists Eye
In memory of Ben Woolf
Here and Now
Flow of Time
Being In The World
Gaia: Plastic Water Bottles
Gaia: Archangel Archive
Gaia: Baby Galapagos Tortoises
The Dangling Conversation
-- Simon & Garfunkel via http://goo.gl/fGhrJz
"We made it? What happened? We happened."
-- John Kellden
CCG+ CCFB & CCTW
- Conversation Community on Google+ http://goo.gl/hKd8SV
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- Conversation Community List on Twitter http://goo.gl/42hYUX
21C Monday Magazine
Once a week, a curation of Conversation Community member fantabulousness:
21C Monday Magazine Previous Issues
Issues 1 - 66 http://goo.gl/EluD26
- Dragon's HearthChief Connectivist, 2009 - present
- Fashion Institute of TechnologyAdjunct Professor, 2010 - present
Curation as Collective Intelligence: Ingenic Is Coming | Real-Time News ...
The most successful technological innovations in the past decade have one thing in common: they service the human desire for connectedness.
A collection of hand selected articles from The Kurt Vega Daily
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Five retailers that do care about Google+ | Econsultancy
Google+ is never far away from controversy or a heated discussion, be it what affect it has on organic search rankings or whether or not the
Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabil
Inside Google+: Bradley Horowitz talks with Tim O'Reilly
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Google is famously driven by data. Until Google+ that data was about web pages, places and
Nextage Industrial Humanoid Works Alongside People | Singularity-Pass (E...
DigInfo TV - http://diginfo.tv 10/11/2011 Kawada Industries NEXTAGE...
Siri, Take This Down: Will Voice Control Shape Our Writing?
Do our writing means change our written ends?
Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future | Video on TED.com
TED Talks Onstage at TED2012, Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism -- that we'll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challeng