Facebook games may actually do some good in your life — ScienceDaily

Beyond being a fun distraction, social network games can offer family members a meaningful way to interact and meet social obligations, a new study concludes. Researchers found that some online games offer families a common topic of conversation and enhance the quality of time spent together, despite the fact that most don’t necessarily involve any … More Facebook games may actually do some good in your life — ScienceDaily

More Work for Mother

Abstract from article : More Work for Mother. Environmental chemicals (e.g., lead, pesticides, flame retardants) accumulate in all human bodies and have the potential to affect the health of men and women, adults, and children. This article advances “precautionary consumption”—the effort to mediate personal exposure to environmental chemicals through vigilant consumption—as a new empirical site … More More Work for Mother

The mind: a malleable, dynamic, adaptable system (draft)

The mind: a malleable, dynamic, adaptable system According to Dan Siegel: “The mind is an embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information with self-organizing properties”.   (Siegel, 2012)[i]. On the side of embodied processes scientists are beginning to realize that there is a strong relationship between food and emotions, which influence … More The mind: a malleable, dynamic, adaptable system (draft)

Disability and Diversity as New Media (draft)

One distinction between 20th and 21st century media is the introduction of networks. Networks operate very differently from broadcast media, in part because they are spaces of actions. Visual culture began on a system where the audience was passive, absorbing messages without offering much feedback. Network culture however is founded on a value system of … More Disability and Diversity as New Media (draft)

Sabbatical Report

Sabbatical Report, Alexandra Bal It has been a while since I have written anything in this blog. This is in big part due to the fact that I have been on sabbatical, withdrawing from daily activities to focus on my research. Ahead of the sabbatical, I conducted the first round of interviews for the SHHRC … More Sabbatical Report

Permaculture Design is About Understanding, Emulating and Reestablishing Natural Connections. (Perma)Culture and Sanity.

“Fundamentally, Permaculture is about making connections. At its most basic level, Permaculture is about reviving old connections with Earth, family, community and Nature (these are all one, as becoming connected ultimately tells us). It is about creating new connections that encompass technologies sanely used, that encompass communities which extend to the far reaches of a … More Permaculture Design is About Understanding, Emulating and Reestablishing Natural Connections. (Perma)Culture and Sanity.

Reblogged: Money and Renewability, Sustainability, Economic Slavery, Environment. (Perma)Culture and Sanity.

“Money Flow in Our System Erodes Environmental Quality Socialism failed because it couldn’t tell the economic truth; capitalism may fail because it can’t tell the ecological truth. Lester Brown Because of the nature of our economic system, any time money moves from one place to another ecological and social degradation occur somewhere. One reason for … More Reblogged: Money and Renewability, Sustainability, Economic Slavery, Environment. (Perma)Culture and Sanity.

You are so predictable | MyScienceAcademy

You are so predictable | MyScienceAcademy. You have been predicted — by companies, governments, law enforcement, hospitals, and universities. Their computers say, “I knew you were going to do that!” These institutions are seizing upon the power to predict whether you’re going to click, buy, lie, or die. So writes Eric Siegel in his book … More You are so predictable | MyScienceAcademy

Live and learn: Most GenXers continue their education

May 7, 2013 — More than one in every 10 members of Generation X are enrolled in classes to continue their formal educations, according to a new University of Michigan study released today. In addition, 48 percent of GenXers take continuing education courses, in-service training, and workshops required for professional licenses and certifications. via Live … More Live and learn: Most GenXers continue their education