Search Results: complexity

Storytelling in the Age of Twitter

Our tweets and Facebook posts provide us with new ways to tell stories that can be as rich as traditional methods. By viewing these narrative fragments in context, we can learn a lot about our world and the way that we communicate.

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Our Unhealthy Hero Complex

Is our use of the term ‘hero’ in the context of health care doing us more harm than good? What if we stood back and look at what that term means in light of true population and public and public health? We might change our tune.

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Amazing Stuff: Halloween Edition

This week’s Halloween edition of Amazing stuff highlights a short video on complexity science (and organizing a children’s party), an unexpected (and amusing) link between environmental health + pornography, a map of illness, marketing and PR for the masses, and figuring out what meaning really means in the world of design.

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Standing Still

“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” If staying the same requires change, then what good is standing still? Actually, quite a lot. A mindful look at the systems around us.

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The Book is Dead, Long Live the Book! Learning and Social Media

Books may be low tech compared to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, but its focus on narrative gives it an advantage over other tools. Some thoughts on how to keep a low tech tool useful in a high tech information environment

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e(un)Health

Is the ‘e’ part of eHealth working at cross purposes with our wellbeing? The speed, volume and complexity of information online and the myriad ways we access such information may be leading to new types of illnesses and problems as it solves others.

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Wikipedia and the Limits of Co-Creation(?)

Wikipedia contributions are starting to plateau in part because some of the qualities of a healthy, creative system are being eroded by changes in how posts are being edited and controlled.

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The Organic – Health debate

Focusing on nutrients in the organic-health debate is missing the point on the benefits to the environment and social determinants of health of organics.

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Doing important things

Do important things with our lives: how can systems dynamics help?

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Censemaking

What is censemaking and why is it here?

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