Posted on November 27, 2009
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.
Posted on November 3, 2009
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.
Posted on October 31, 2009
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.
Posted on September 27, 2009
“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.
Posted on September 10, 2009
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
Posted on August 25, 2009
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.
Posted on August 7, 2009
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.
Posted on August 2, 2009
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.