Washed Up: Alejandro Duran’s Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations Working along a single stretch of coastline in Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve, artist Alejandro Duran collects countless bits of trash that washes up from locations around the world. So far he’s discovered plastic debris from dozens of countries on this shore of the Caribbean coast which he utilizes for site site-specific installations for an ongoing project titled Washed Up. By creating aesthetically pleasing landscapes from a disheartening medium, it’s Duran’s hope to create a harsh juxtaposition that draws attention to the global catastrophe of ocean pollution. Over the course of this project, I have identified plastic waste from fifty nations on six continents that have washed ashore along the coast of Sian Ka’an. Duran just received the Juror’s Award from CENTER for his efforts, and has upcoming exhibitions at Habana Outpost in Brooklyn and at the XO KI’IN Retreat Center.
Cooking For Engineers - Step by Step Recipes and Food for the Analytically Minded Recycled PET Plastic Bottle Plant Sculptures by Veronika Richterová Photo by Michal Cihlář Czech artist Veronika Richterová creates new life from repurposed plastic PET bottles. For the last decade the artist has used various methods of cutting, heating, and assemblage to build colorfully translucent forms of everything from crocodiles to chandelier light fixtures to plants.
Anki - powerful, intelligent flashcards Definitions - Waters Foundation These are just a few of the ways that people define the term “systems thinking.” Definition 1 “What do we mean when we say ‘systems thinking?'” Definition 2 “Systems thinking is a vantage point from which you see a whole, a web of relationships, rather than focusing only on the detail of any particular piece. Definition 3 Systems thinking is a perspective of seeing and understanding systems as wholes rather than as collections of parts. The World Factbook People from nearly every country share information with CIA, and new individuals contact us daily. If you have information you think might interest CIA due to our foreign intelligence collection mission, there are many ways to reach us. If you know of an imminent threat to a location inside the U.S., immediately contact your local law enforcement or FBI Field Office. For threats outside the U.S., contact CIA or go to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate and ask for the information to be passed to a U.S. official. Please know, CIA does not engage in law enforcement. In addition to the options below, individuals contact CIA in a variety of creative ways. If you feel it is safe, consider providing these details with your submission: Your full name Biographic details, such as a photograph of yourself, and a copy of the biographic page of your passport How you got the information you want to share with CIA How to contact you, including your home address and phone number
Systems Thinking Resources - The Donella Meadows Institute Systems Thinking Spring Book Sale! Books for Sale through the Insititute Help us clear out boxes of books! Thinking in Systems Written by Donella Meadows and edited by Diana Wright This is a primer that brings you to a tangible world and shows you how to develop systems thinking skills. Buy the book here Systems Thinking Playbook Written by Linda Booth Sweeney and Dennis Meadows 2008 printing with DVD The games in this book provoke a deep set of new insights about paradigms, causal loop diagrams, leverage points and more. This is a favorite of K-12 school teachers, university faculty and corporate consultants.This book comes with a DVD showing the authors introducing and running each of the 30 games. More Systems Thinking Resources…… Concepts and Frameworks The Five Learning Disciplines Developed by renowned systems thinker Peter Senge, these five disciplines each enhance the ability of a person or organization to use learning effectively. The five learning disciplines are U Process Biomimicry Tools
Habits of a Systems Thinker - Waters Foundation The Habits of a Systems Thinker describe ways of thinking about how systems work and how actions taken can impact results seen over time. They encompass a spectrum of thinking strategies that foster problem-solving and encourage questioning. Though “habit” is defined as a usual way of doing things, the Habits of a Systems Thinker do not suggest that systems thinkers are limited by routine ways of thinking. Rather, the Habits encourage flexible thinking and appreciation of new, emerging insights and multiple perspectives. Habits of a Systems Thinker To learn about the 14 habits of systems thinking, click on each diagram to the left. You will see a description, illustration and questions related to the selected habit. Seeks to understand the big picture A systems thinker “steps back” to examine the dynamics of a system and the interrelationships among its parts. Questions to ask… “How can I maintain balance between the big picture and important details?” Observes how elements within