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Cosmologies of Capitalism. Nayef Al-Rodhan. Nayef R.F.

Nayef Al-Rodhan

Al-Rodhan , is a philosopher , neuroscientist , geostrategist , and author. He is a Senior Member of St. Antony’s College at Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, [ 1 ] Senior Fellow and Centre Director of the Centre for the Geopolitics of Globalisation and Transnational Security at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy , Geneva, Switzerland. Biography [ edit source | edit beta ] Nayef Al-Rodhan began his career as a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist . 40 more maps that explain the world. Maps seemed to be everywhere in 2013, a trend I like to think we encouraged along with August's 40 maps that explain the world.

40 more maps that explain the world

Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. You might consider this, then, a collection of maps meant to inspire your inner map nerd. I've searched far and wide for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not, with a careful eye for sourcing and detail. I've included a link for more information on just about every one. Enjoy. 1. Data source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, World Bank. Those dots represent people: the brighter the dot, the more people. 2. Click to enlarge. Human beings first left Africa about 60,000 years ago in a series of waves that peopled the globe. 3. (Wikimedia commons) The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects: Lewis Mumford.

MAM Event List 12.Oct.2013. AUTOPOIESIS, CULTURE , AND SOCIETY. Humberto Mariotti The concept of autopoiesis has long surpassed the realm of biology.


It has been used in areas so diverse as sociology, psychotherapy, management, anthropology, organizational culture, and many others. This circumstance transformed it in a very important and useful instrument for the investigation of reality. Years ago, Chilean scientists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela proposed the following question: to what extent human social phenomenology could be seen as a biological phenomenology?

The purpose of this article is to look for an answer to this question. Autopoiesis Poiesis is a Greek term that means production. In Maturana’s viewpoint, the term "autopoiesis" expresses what he called "the center of the constitutive dynamics of living systems". Maturana and Varela proposed an instructive metaphor that is worthwhile to recall here. Structure, organization, and structural determinism As stated by Maturana and Varela, living beings are structure-determined systems. The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever. Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology.

The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever

You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. Barbara Ehrenreich. Barbara Ehrenreich (/ˈɛrɨnraɪk/;[1] born August 26, 1941) is an American writer and political activist who describes herself as "a myth buster by trade",[2] and has been called "a veteran muckraker" by The New Yorker.[3] During the 1980s and early 1990s she was a prominent figure in the Democratic Socialists of America.

Barbara Ehrenreich

Mean world syndrome. "Mean world syndrome" is a term coined by George Gerbner to describe a phenomenon whereby violence-related content of mass media makes viewers believe that the world is more dangerous than it actually is.

Mean world syndrome

Mean world syndrome is one of the main conclusions of cultivation theory. Gerbner, a pioneer researcher on the effects of television on society, argued that people who watched a large amount of television tended to think of the world as an intimidating and unforgiving place. A direct correlation between the amount of television one watches and the amount of fear one harbors about the world has been proven. [1] Swarm intelligence. Swarm intelligence (SI) is the collective behavior of decentralized, self-organized systems, natural or artificial.

Swarm intelligence

The concept is employed in work on artificial intelligence. The expression was introduced by Gerardo Beni and Jing Wang in 1989, in the context of cellular robotic systems.[1] The application of swarm principles to robots is called swarm robotics, while 'swarm intelligence' refers to the more general set of algorithms. 'Swarm prediction' has been used in the context of forecasting problems. Example algorithms[edit] Particle swarm optimization[edit] Ant colony optimization[edit] Artificial bee colony algorithm[edit] Artificial bee colony algorithm (ABC) is a meta-heuristic algorithm introduced by Karaboga in 2005,[5] and simulates the foraging behaviour of honey bees. Bacterial colony optimization[edit] Differential evolution[edit] McCmindstream. Promoting accuracy in public debate. DLF » Home. Open Source Ecology. Archive. UNGRIP. Centaur Consciousness – Mythological Narratives and 21st Century Cultural Critique, a continuing conversation with Dr. Ted Friedman, Georgia State University.

“For the last few years, I’ve been preoccupied with a concept that hasn’t received much academic attention lately: myth.

Centaur Consciousness – Mythological Narratives and 21st Century Cultural Critique, a continuing conversation with Dr. Ted Friedman, Georgia State University

Specifically, the idea that popular culture narratives are forms of myth.” – from Myth, the Numinous and Cultural Studies In an age of near ubiquitous communications, the classic divisions of society still deeply affect our interactions. Barriers between businesses and consumers, academia and the public, and governmental groups and their constituents, still block the development of a sustainable society and silence valuable discussion. For some this is cause for frustration, but for theorists like Dr. Ted Friedman, Associate Professor of Communications at Georgia State University, the situation affords an opportunity to explore new means of bridging the cultural gaps.

Dr. Looking at the recent surge in fantasy narratives in popular culture, Dr. Despite lukewarm reception in early 21st century academia, Dr. Chevron - Energyville. Find research fast at HighBeam Research. Sociocultural evolution. Sociocultural evolution, sociocultural evolutionism or cultural evolution are umbrella terms for theories of cultural and social evolution that describe how cultures and societies change over time.

Whereas sociocultural development traces processes that tend to increase the complexity of a society or culture, sociocultural evolution also considers process that can lead to decreases in complexity (degeneration) or that can produce variation or proliferation without any seemingly significant changes in complexity (cladogenesis).[1] Sociocultural evolution can be defined as "the process by which structural reorganization is affected through time, eventually producing a form or structure which is qualitatively different from the ancestral form.

" Most 19th-century and some 20th-century approaches to socioculture aimed to provide models for the evolution of humankind as a whole, arguing that different societies are at different stages of social development. Introduction[edit] Front Page. Why The Net Matters. Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world. The Venus Project. What is a Cryptoforest? According to biological theory all properly drained lands left to themselves will eventually become forested as the final phase of ecological succession.

What is a Cryptoforest?

Mytheme. In the study of mythology, a mytheme is the essential kernel of a myth—an irreducible, unchanging element,[1] a minimal unit that is always found shared with other, related mythemes and reassembled in various ways ("bundled" was Claude Lévi-Strauss's image)[2] or linked in more complicated relationships.


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