Organizing Dialogue, Experience and Knowledge for Complex Problem-Solving

“Do What’s Right for All of Us”

by • April 23rd, 2019

gardening to grow food….understand the food economy where you live, because then you can identify what staples to produce for yourself and strategize whether and how to fill a specific niche for your community.

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Creatives versus Doomers: WE Are the Planet

by • October 13th, 2013

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Neal Stephenson has said that he is interested in “the attention span of our society” and comments that we have “350 years of perspective” on the scientific process. In the face of climate disruption, can Cultural Creatives prove the Doomers and Deniers wrong? This week, a symposium at UMass Amherst aims to “Harvest Hope.”

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Emergency Management Interpreter Training in Massachusetts

by • June 8th, 2013

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Use google to search for #demx and use Twitter to participate in spreading information about the professionalization of a new subfield in emergency management interpreting. Introduction to the Incident Command System and Interpreter Strike Teams Discussion during this introductory module demonstrated the importance of interpreters taking four of the FEMA courses offered free online before […]

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Why Millennials Need DayGlow

by • May 19th, 2011

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In “DayGlow Makes Us Normal,” students blend a sharp knowledge of context with an unapologetic stance in support of ‘the blue pill’ – meaning an uncritical embrace of technology, particularly in terms of how it can be used to serve the needs of the self. These young people show us that they are doing their best to deal with everything; however surviving means sometimes choosing not to know in order to have the ‘escape’ that recharges them to be able to carry on….The other video is less ambiguous, showing more of the Red Pill approach through some critical juxtapositions that seem to ask “Do We Have to Be This Way?”

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