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Explain that stuff! Science and technology made simple

Explain that stuff! Science and technology made simple

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The Global Brain Institute The GBI uses scientific methods to better understand the global evolution towards ever-stronger connectivity between people, software and machines. By developing concrete models of this development, we can anticipate both its promises and its perils. That would help us to steer a course towards the best possible outcome for humanity.

About 3QD 3 Quarks Daily "I couldn't tear myself away from 3 Quarks Daily, to the point of neglecting my work. Congratulations on this superb site."—Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University. Lettre Édu_Num Langues vivantes N°25 — Langues vivantes Sommaire Cette lettre fait un zoom sur les dernières nouveautés de l'actualité du numérique pour l'enseignement.Elle propose pour se former au numérique des ressources (sites, applications ...) et des exemples d'usages sous forme de scénarios pédagogiques. La sélection des exemples d'usages du numérique provient essentiellement du résultat des travaux académiques mutualisés (TraAM) qui chaque année permettent à huit académies d'expérimenter et de rendre compte de pratiques pédagogiques utilisant les outils numériques.Elle vous tient informés sur les événements et l'actualité du numérique en général. Lors du salon Educatice a été inaugurée la nouvelle formule de la lettre d'information TIC'Édu qui devient désormais Édu_Num, avec un nouveau visuel. Parmi les objectifs de cette nouvelle version : l'intégration de plus de vidéos, de plus de contributions des académies et de lettres thématiques plus fréquentes.

Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows "Dana Meadows' exposition in this book exhibits a degree of clarity and simplicity that can only be attained by one who profoundly and honestly understands the subject at hand--in this case systems modeling. Many thanks to Diana Wright for bringing this extra legacy from Dana to us."—Herman Daly, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland at College Park In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001.

The Food System The Food System The Food System - Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems Social Issues Team and Elliott Kuhn (graphic artist), 2004. Agricultural Treadmills PDF version of Agricultural Teadmills For more detail see: Howard, Philip H. 2009. Selfie videos Dans le cadre d’un échange avec des correspondants américains, les élèves de 4è section européenne anglais du Collège le Racinay à Rambouillet ont du créer des vidéos sous forme de « selfie » afin de les envoyer à leurs correspondants. Les consignes données sur le blog de la classe : Ils devaient réaliser une vidéo pour se présenter (en tant qu’adolescents et en tant qu’élèves, parler de leurs activités, de leurs personnalités..) sous la forme imposée d’un « selfie ». La durée était imposée : entre 1 min et 1min 30.

Systems Thinking Resources - The Donella Meadows Institute 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. Leveraged together, they contribute heavily to the success of learning organizations, defined by Senge as, “…organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together.” The five learning disciplines are

about brainpickings.org Hey there. My name is Maria Popova and I’m a reader, writer, interestingness hunter-gatherer, and curious mind at large. I’ve previously written for Wired UK, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab, among others, and am an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow. Maria Popova. Human-based computation Human-based computation (HBC) is a computer science technique in which a machine performs its function by outsourcing certain steps to humans. This approach uses differences in abilities and alternative costs between humans and computer agents to achieve symbiotic human-computer interaction. In traditional computation, a human employs a computer[1] to solve a problem; a human provides a formalized problem description and an algorithm to a computer, and receives a solution to interpret. Human-based computation frequently reverses the roles; the computer asks a person or a large group of people to solve a problem, then collects, interprets, and integrates their solutions. Early work[edit] Human-based computation (apart from the historical meaning of "computer") research has its origins in the early work on interactive evolutionary computation.

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