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Last updated: November 26, 2010 | July 29, 2011 | Nov 25, 2011


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MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION (TECHNOLOGIES)

  • Herbert Marshall McLuhan (July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980) ==
    ES post re Prof. McLuhan’s 99th Anniversary:  Does the McLuhan Itch Persist @ 99?
    Profile at the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology (archived site, unavailable as of access attempt in July 2011), heir to the Centre for Culture and Technology which Prof McLuhan headed from 1963 till his death
    Publications by, with and about
    (prepared as an MPCT resource, 2007, unavailable as of access attempt in July 2011; download available here) Only a few outstanding works below:
    == The Gutenberg Galaxy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1952)
    == Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. Critical edition, edited by Terence E. Gordon. Corte Madera, CA: Gingko Press (2003, copyright 1964, 1994 by Corinne McLuhan)
    == Understanding Me: Lectures and Interviews. With a forward by Tom Wolfe, edited by Stephanie McLuhan and David Stains. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (2005, first MIT Press ed.; copyright by Stephanie McLuhan, 2003)
    == Letters of Marshall McLuhan. Edited by Molinaro, Matie, Corinne McLuhan and William Toye, Oxford University Press (1987)
  • Cremo, Michael and Richard Thompson. Forbidden Archaeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race. Torchlight Publishing; 2nd Revised edition (Jan 25 1998);
    == for a quick read: The Hidden History of the Human Race: The Condensed Edition of Forbidden Archeology. Torchlight Publishing; New ed of Abridged ed of edition (May 25 1999)
  • Crowley, David and Paul Heyer, eds. Communication in History: Technology, Culture, Society. Boston MA: Pearson Education Inc. (2007, fifth edition)
  • Ellul, Jacques. The Technological  Society. With an introduction by Robert K, Merton. Toronto, Canada: Alfred Knopf Inc. and Random House Inc. (1964). Translated from the French by John Wilkinson. Original French title La technique, ou l’enjeu du ciècle, Librairie Armand Colin (1954)
  • Franklin, Ursula. The Real World of Technology. CBC Massey Lectures Series. Montreal/Toronto: CBC Enterprises (1990)
  • Gardner, Howard. Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons. New York, NY: Basic Books (2006, completely revised and and updated, first ed. in 1993)
  • Gardner, Howard. Five Minds for the Future.  Boston, MA: Harvard University Press (2008)
  • Innis, Harold A. The Bias of Communication. With an introduction by Marshall McLuhan. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press (1951)
  • Kerckhove, Derrick de. The Skin of Culture: Investigating the New Electronic Reality. With an introduction by Christopher Dewdney, editor. Toronto: Somerville House Publishing, A Patrick Crean book (1995)
  • Kerckhove, Derrick de. Connected Intelligence: The Arrival of the Web Society. With an introduction by Wade Rowland, editor. Toronto: Somerville House Publishing, A Patrick Crean book (1997)
  • Raboy, Marc and Jeremy Shtern. (2010). Media Divides: Communication Rights and the Right to Communicate in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Raboy, Marc, Normand Landry and Jeremy Shtern. (2010- October). Digital Solidarities, Communication Policy and Multi-stakeholder Global Governance. New York: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers.
  • Reeves, Byron and Clifford Nass. The Media Equation: How People Treat Computers, Television and the New Media Like Real People and Places. CSLI Publications, Stanford University, and the Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge (1996)
  • Small, Gary and Gigi Vorgan. iBrain: Surviving The Technological Alteration Of The Modern Mind. Harper Paperback (Sep 28 2009)

INFORMATION THEORY

    Shannon, Claude and Warren Weaver. The Mathematical Theory of Communication. Urbana, Illinois: The University of Illinois Press. (1949) ISBN 0-252-72548-4

ANTHROPOLOGY, GENETICS, CYBERNETICS

  • Gregory Bateson (9 May 1904 – 4 July 1980 🙂 he was British-born)
    [credits: for the very generous leads, thanks go to P.E.B.]
    == Naven: A Survey of the Problems suggested by a Composite Picture of the Culture of a New Guinea Tribe drawn from Three Points of View. Stanford University Press (1958 (1936)) ISBN 0-804-70520-8
    == with Margaret Mead. Balinese Character: A Photographic Analysis. NY: New York Academy of Sciences (1942) ISBN 0890727805
    == Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology. University Of Chicago Press (1972) ISBN 0-226-03905-6
    == Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences). Hampton Press (1979) ISBN 1-57273-434-5
    == published posthumously: with Mary Catherine Bateson. Angels Fear: Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred. University of Chicago Press (1988) ISBN 978-0553345810
    == published posthumously: compiled and edited by Rodney E. Donaldson. A Sacred Unity: Further Steps to an Ecology of Mind. Harper Collins (1991) ISBN 0-06-250110-3

OTHER (taking the easy naming way out)

  • Ervin László (born in 1932 in Budapest, Hungary; 2-time Nobel Prize nominee)
    László’s World Shift Notebook and Science and Spirituality Forum His is one of many formulations of an adage which, in all evidence, captures well what he himself thinks and lives by, on the solving side: “We can’t solve our problems with the same kind of thinking that gave rise to them…”
    Just a few out of his 83+ books translated into 21 languages (per 2008 count in QSGB):

    == WorldShift 2012: Making Green Business New Politics & Higher Consciousness Work Together. McArthur & Company (2009)
    == Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and our World. Rochester VT: Inner Traditions (2008)
    == The Connectivity Hypothesis: Foundations of an Integral Science of Quantum, Cosmos, Life, and Consciousness. New York, NY: State University of New York Press (2003)
    == The Systems View of the World: A Holistic Vision for Our Time, Hampton Press (1996)
    • Radin, Dean. The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena. Harperone (reprint edition, paperback, Jun 22 2009)
      —————  Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality. Paraview Pocket Books (original edition April 25 2006)
    • Rifkin, Jeremy. The Empathic Civilization. Polity Press (hardcover Dec 29 2009)
    • What the Bleep Do We Know? Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality
      == movie
      by William Arntz, Betsy Chasse and Mark Vicente, released in 2005: interviews with PHYSICISTS William Tiller, Ph.D.; Amit Goswami, Ph.D.; John Hagelin, Ph.D.; Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D.; Dr. David Albert NEUROLOGISTS, ANESTHESIOLOGISTS & PHYSICIANS Dr. Masaru Emoto; Stuart Hameroff M.D.; Dr. Jeffrey Satinover; Andrew B. Newberg, M.D.; Dr. Daniel Monti; Dr. Joseph Dispenza MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Dr. Candace Pert SPIRITUAL TEACHERS, MYSTICS AND SCHOLARS Ramtha; Miceal Ledwith, Ph.D.
      == book
      by William Arntz, Betsy Chasse and Mark Vicente, © 2005 by Health Communications Inc, Deerfield Beech, FL

I am linking to a couple of cartoon clips from the movie and invite those who may watch/enjoy them to treat them as FABLES. Scientific accuracy is not the point here.
== Quantum Entanglement clip:

credit: tubeposter88 | December 17, 2008The clip talks about “electrons”.
Cf. David Jarvis’s site on Quantum Entanglement To quote: “… the instant that the first photon‘s [he explains the notion of “photon“] polarization is known, the second photon’s polarization will be the exact opposite.” An April 2010 article in Nature talks about Quantum entanglement in photosynthetic light-harvesting complexes

== Double-slit Experiment clip:

credit: referred from official Bleep site, Trailer page


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Updated: July 30, 2010

  • 2010/07/30–an educational tool???
    A Star article by Lesley Ciarula Taylor re online interactive practice to give you a more visceral experience of the magnitude of the BP spill. Quoting the map caption:

      Web mapping guru Andy Lintner has created a map showing the Gulf oil spill centred on Toronto, on its real location – or anywhere else in the world you choose. Click on the map to start. To change the location, click on the map, then type a city name into the box in the top left corner.
  • 2010/07/29 McLean’s “frontline” coverage of BP spill old news?
    Canada’s Enbridge oil spill in a Michigan river, having doubled its length since yesterday, July 28th (CBC news), is heading toward the Great Lakes. Can’t say that a neighbourly “public apology” would be anywhere near enough, if moreover the company had been warned just last year by US regulators about corrosion of the pipeline, yet failed to act on their promise to provide replacement parts.A déjà vu collage of somber faces, ugly spots… Michigan senator’s matching radio statement.

A couple of Toronto Star Online articles:

 

  • 4delight – archive since May 19th, 2010
    Ping “backup”, you might say, for Girl2Girl’sperky “Average” credo.
  • misadventuresofaveragegirl – archive since June 28, 2010
    WPfind. Just look at the comments on the ABOUT page – what does an “average” that is 100% so attractive for the respondents prove, just like a number of other WP com blogs on the ES Posts/Blogs of Note lists styled as “average”?My personal, resilient belief on the subject: post Average Is Amazing
  • thoughtsappear – turning 5 months next Fri!
    WPfind. A young woman’s frankness re Relatedness to Self & more. Feedback, JIC:
    == re “40 is the new 30”! 10-20 yrs from now… who knows what the “rule” will be 🙂
    == Great point re Relativity: earthquake @ 3.5 Marylanders’Mag = or > 5.3 Californians’Mag [my “translation”;July 17: so for us in Toronto, it would be in between to feel the way the author did, magnitute of ~4.6 – we got one thereabouts, 5.0MAG, on June 23]
    == AND, super-talented template design – Theme: Solipsus by Tiffany Nguyen!
  • 2010/07/16
    WPfind. A widely quoted Martin Luther King quote, credit to Quiet Rebellion, post timeless-words-of-wisdom

      Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. We are faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late…. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage but time is deaf to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words: Too Late.

    It struck me that “the future is today” concept runs through the writings of Marshall McLuhan, UT Professor of English, hailed internationally as the “father of media theory”. His 99th anniversary next week, July 21st, thus upcoming Centenary in 2011. Interfacing with Martin Luther King on the subject of “progress”, he steers into a differently socially-culturally situated discourse about the “effects” of media and technologies redefining the meaning of “human”.
    Not trying hard enough to find when the quote is dated, the first link I chose to click brought up a journal issue, On Climate Law in an Era of Climate Change, Journal of Transnational Law & Policy 18, No 2, Forida State University (Spring 2010) 

  • 2010/07/12
    WPfind. BP oil spill takes over the Guinness World Cup from oil tanker Exxon Valdez (March 24, 1989, Alaska) for “worst coastal damage in an enviro disaster” – credit to rosesandwaterfalls – a blog with a tasteful look to match a young woman’s search “for her place, her heart, and ultimately, her destiny”.Per multiple upward corrections of US Gov’t stats May 27 – June 15, 2010, reported by Reuters (12,000min – 60,000max barrels per day), BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig may have been disgorging up to almost one quarter EXX every day, thus from an initial estimate of 1/7 – 1/4 EXX up to 2.8 – 7 EXX per month at the worst estimate, mid-June. (penalty estimates at the time, Reuters, Jeremy Pelofsky)Comparison with Spain’s spill of 1.88 EXX (66,000 tons to barrels conversion): “The BP Spill: Learning from Spain’s 2002 Disaster”, time.com, by Lisa Abend, June 28, 2010 
  • 2009/12/01
    Meta-ping. A moment in the CRU epic that I didn’t have documented, recorded in a WA Post article by Juliet Eilperin, “Climate scientist at center of e-mail controversy to step down”. CRU Director Dr Phil Jones is quoted to have announced that same day:

      After a good deal of consideration I have decided that the best way to achieve this is by stepping aside from the Director’s role during the course of the independent review and am grateful to the University for agreeing to this. The Review process will have my full support.

    Correction to the staff writer’s article – the emails that were “seized” were not “several” but by orders of magnitude more, and not “by Jones” alone – Collection of CRU emails: href=”http://www.eastangliaemails.com/index.php. The allegations against CRU “behaviour”, however, are within the Director’s responsibility domain. 

    Ping credited for reference: libertyplanet. A repository of collected texts, archived since Aug 2008. Precious for a comparative study of authors’ (un-/intended) situatedness

  • 2010/03/10 – archive since April 2006
    Ping. An appropriate one for my CRU post today: why-academic-freedom The whole climate change debacle seems to have provided more than enough evidence in favour of having a protective (not all-forgiving!) buffer between industry and academia. My own UT is going toward tighter integration between the two, predicated on an exchange of sponsorship for (let’s called it) pre-booked employees.A precious research find in another respect as well: the blog is co-authored by 4 professors in the area of management and economics, affiliated to univesities in 3 different countries.A potent synchronistic moment – they are interested in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science.
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  • 2010/07/09
    WPfind. A young woman’s transcendence of “multiple failure” is her remarkable success! The Gulf people’s hallmark resilience?Take A Walk On The Bright Side
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  • NOTE to self: last 3 entriens from 3 pings to July 8 lecture post – How did the search engine/network make the connection? I.am.stunned.
    July 9 add-on: I mean, with those 3 ONLY! There must be so many others that contain “university”, “physics”, “professor”
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  • universitywatchdog 2009/12/12
    Ping. At the time that the University of East Anglia’s “CRU emails” case was being credited with having effectively undermined Global Warming “alarmism”, universitywatchdog takes care of taking yet another realistic shot at the priesthood of Epistemic Authorty. Tragic (for the immediate actors) – farcical to boring (for the Brotherhood, oversaturated with the genre) – horrendous (for the uninitiated), the dismissal of X, followed by a series of exorbitant court procedures is laid bare in front of WP’sIf if readership:

      All of this might well have remained hidden from public view had Dr O’Nuallain not commenced writing a blog, or online soapbox, called the University Blog on Academic Tenure in Ireland. On the blog, Dr O’Nuallain called Prof von Prondzynski ‘a liar’ and ‘a person without honour’ and described three university colleagues as, respectively, a criminal, traitor and an idiot. More…

    Research Q: How does one separate the quality of the research product from the fallibility of human agents? Or should/could one? 

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  • wkunews.wordpress.com – alert page
    Para-ping. I cannot help but think of the tornadoes, lifting up this and that in The Wizad of Oz, incl. Dorothy’s house. Alliterative assoc, I guess, K.ansas – through Western K.entuckyU. Oh, and I LOVED being the Wicked Witch of the West, mayhap in anticipation of www (???) – made my own black satin dress, silver belt, tiara, and magic wand (waaaaayyyy back in grade 8).[NO I AM NOT covering the macabre Kentucky fried chicken association!]Research Q: Why would WP be better than other media for emergency announcements (to WKU students)?
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  • abluteau – super-distributed audience appeal!
    Para-ping. SDAA=15 latest Comments Apr 30 – July 1, all by different users, on different posts.
    A blog from A.B. from “la belle province” (just look at the pics & you’ll see the title is well earned!), with international geographical span – to match the author’s traveller’s soul, I guess – which also encompasses Law Geography.It was so nice to read the positive BIO pg feedback from Jean! YES from me to hot chocolate + crusty bread + fresh butter – oh, and a recent culinary pleasure – Montreal omelettes!

      I still consider Canada to be our “conscience to the north.” I try to check in with the Globe and Mail – I am not as well versed with the Quebec papers. For that, I take your direction.I am a lover or all things French in the old and new worlds. I was briefly in school in Paris and so I love a bowl of chocolate with a piece of crusty bread and a little unsalted butter for breakfast. Proust was right about the import of such detail. They anchor us. More…

    original ping from http://abluteau.wordpress.com/2009/09/13/the-nobel-prize-will-go-to/ 

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  • sustainbydesign – archive since Aug 2009
    I totally embrace the import of Liza’s blog – holistic sustainability entails beauty! (aka, harmony in ecosonic terms; conscious choice goes w/o saying) ABOUT
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  • some college archives blog!!!
    Para-ping. Smith College Archives Blog (since April 2007) – ABOUT
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  • hightalk.net 2010/07/01 – archive since Jan 2009
    WPfind. hightalk.net on Media, PR & the Social Web. Author George F. Snell III presents an argument that quality-matters-in-social-media (as well as in ice-cream). I’m more succinct, Quality matters – period! Rewarding to meet a kindred mind 🙂 And a very serious blog writer.As to George’s point that “impulse control disorder” is the correct term for “addiction” to the Internet, aren’t they synonymous there semantic overlaps, or is that the joke of the “correction”? (I am the one joking here, not so much about the grim subject as our human attempts to “(over)analyze/(over)classify…”, read on.)Oh, note also the parallel acronymization of ICD (impulse control disorder) and ICT (information & communication technologies) – this has to be more than coincidental!?
  •   information
    communication
    technologies
      impulse
    control
    disorder
  • _______
    FYI: Re ICD; ICD can turn into Addiction – Dr Marc Kern 
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  • The Manifesto for Agile Software Development, 2001
    Its 4 clauses:

      == Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
      == Working software [doing research] over comprehensive documentation
      == Customer collaboration [researchers/admin collaboration] over contract negotiation
      == Responding to change over following a plan
      The complete text plus the 12 Principles behind it

    Link to the Manifesto owing to ceciiil.wordpress.com’ s post the-egoless-knowledge-worker, from among whose 10 commandments I’ll quote 2 closely linked and, it seems, problematically ignored in our allegedly “knowledge” society – across the board: 

      5. Treat people who know less than you with respect, deference, and patience… [me: irrespective of power hierarchy status! – ???]
      7. The only true authority stems from knowledge, not from position…

    I’ll reverse the order, simultaneously asking my painful (because it presupposes a philosophical IS vs SHOULD clash) universal (because it applies at any level of societal structure) question, 

      How can the right epistemology prevail over misguided power to fulfill #7, and how can the No.Time.Scourge be suspended to fulfill #5?

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    Last updated: July 6, 2010

     

    • July 6, 2010
      WPdetour. I mean, I was sidetracked, to face a miscellany of sobering headlines-texts-images, thrown at you to make finding your own point of view more… interesting. Intended effect – “countering propaganda”, per blog motto.

      For starters, if you haven’t done so on YouTube, watch Alex Jones’ vid “50 Random Facts on What Happened to America”, embedded by sakerfa on July 6, 2010. And if the rest of the Home Page is not enough, click Environment tab (top right) – blood-curdling wildlife mistreatment photos, PDF links, good quotes by big men…, posted between 2007 and the current PB-gate, or was in “oilmageddon”, “oilocalypse”…? (credit to dprogram.net – not using any of these)

      Great research find for my blog genre typology, no analytic interference, pure anonymous text-colour vehemence – THANKS.

    • 2010/07/05
      WPfind. A couple from NY starring, by the looks of it, on the Indian cultural landscape – a book coming up, which they’re promising not to name “Our Delhi Struggle”! Dave and Jenny ask, “Did we ever enjoy ‘white privilege’?”

      My proposed thought experiment would be, “Did we ever have to give up ‘white privilege’ on somebody else’s terms? Would we draw the line between “privilege” and “democratic/human right” in the same location/way?…” – and any similar, likely against-the-grain, Qs.

    • Tues, July 6, 2010 – New York Times’ Green Blog
      Para-ping. Science, Business, Politics, Living – with Energy and the Environment in view. “On Our Radar: A Bushmeat Crisis” by John Collins Rudolf July 6, 2010, 9:45 am – NYT-Green links to several articles, among which a couple on putatively “constructive” measures being taken,
      == The Obama administration announces $2 billion in stimulus funding for solar power generation and manufacturing. [sounds good]
      == Accelerated evolution is the latest tactic in an elusive quest to engineer high-performance oil-degrading bacteria. [how dangerous CAN this kind of bio-engineering actually be, though? – cf. post in prog. Albedo Engineering – The “Power of Science” Can Kick Back Bad]

      Original ping: “Study Affirms Consensus on Climate Change” by Justin Gillis June 22, 2010, 7:15 am.

      …compiled a database of 1,372 climate researchers… Of the top 200 researchers, only 2.5 percent fell into the dissenter camp. That is consistent with past work, including opinion polls, suggesting that 97 to 98 percent of working climate scientists accept the evidence for human-induced climate change…

    • archive since Jan 2007
      Para-ping. Ha! Someone else who feels the same way about the clash of architectural styles (aghgrhrhrh) of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) [NB! Comments WORTH reading], AND makes a good point with a Canada Day vid.
      CBurrell also maintains a weekly G.K. Chesterton blog (2007-present) – should a fan swing around.
    • 2010/07/04
      WPfind. The day I had the pleasure of discovering and linking ES to Chubby Checker’s arrangement of the Jewish token song Hava Nagilah, my “party” crashed at Modernity’s article open-violent-antisemitism-and-facebook What would it take for the “crown of evolution” as a whole to ascend to Chubby’s realization – it’s a no brainer to choose between left hand inflicting on right hand stinging-burning ecosonic wounds AND the “highs” of full-bodied, healthy joy?! Check out the great (and controversial) André Rieu + orchestra for a more “classical” sound, equally envigorating.



      while we’re at it, more André Rieu ecosonizing with Italian audience :):):) – Rigoletto, Traviata, Carmen, Aida – HAAAAARD to tell if he’s the star, or the Italian public – Wow!

    • BTY, André Rieu and orchestra will be giving a concert at the AIR CANADA CENTRE, Toronto, on Sun, Dec 12, 2010, 8:00 pm. Not that I’d be able to attend (:

    • tenminutemissive.com – archive since Dec 2008
      WPfind. A Teacher AND a Comic – yoohoo! BUT Kristina does it on purpose, and professionally, to boot. Her site was nominated for Hottest Mommy Blogger, see for yourself
    • greenpeacesoutheastasia – archive since June 2005
      Para-ping. Inspired by a North American Cree Indian Legend (IMAGINE the geographical distance of this “ecosonic ping”!) about warriors who stand up for Mother Earth, which humans have made sick, SEA Greenpeacers ID themselves as:

      …individuals who believe that: “When the last tree is cut, the last river poisoned, and the last fish dead, we will discover that we can’t eat money…”
      …behind the non-violent direct actions, the lobbying and the research work that we do, we are just a ragtag group of ecologists, visionaries, activists, parents, internet junkies, outdoor enthusiasts and ordinary folks…
      More…

      Meta-pings:
      == Greepeace Thailand
      Solar Energy interest and Deep Green. Read, if you know Thai, or else, browse photos.
      == Greenpeace Indonesia
      If you know Bahasa Indonesia, read about the Solar World Cup, and many other initiatives…, or watch a coulpe of YouTube vid’s in English.

    • ==== Rainbow Warrior III (remember the Cree legend about defending Mother Earth?):

      ==== Another about a firm accused of illegal deforestation:


    • graffitimyhrt – archive since Dec 2007
      Para-ping(s). “A 17 [currently anywhere b/n 17 and 19-20???, but still likely the youngest SE-listed author] year old boy from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, IN, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way”, spends hours gazing through his telescope, “dabbles in Photoshop”, is a “self-confessed “skepteen”, for the simple reason that for a a better society, you have to be skeptical of authority and popular beliefs”, and started this blog because he needed to “do something” when the realization hit that “even school looked like something straight out of George Orwell’s novel 1984. It was when I realized the ultimate irony of school: education prevents you from the actual learning.”

      Remember Neil Postamn’s The End of Education? John Taylor Gatto’s Dumbing Us Down?

      == A sci-fi story about the life-death cycle of galaxies – writing talent that can even impress seasoned adults.
      == his Ram Dialogues blog, where posts+comments discover the difference between “having fun” and “laughing at”.

    • therockpool – archive since Feb 2010
      Para-ping. I think, the 1st ES-listed blog with multiple authors! A dozen young American women write on the blog, and the praise they receive is telling, “…People like yourselves can put a better representation of Muslims than many people. Mashallah, keep up the superb work…”
      Just look at the cross-cultural pings they’re sowing and growing: Rock Pool Lexicon
    • Toronto blog 1 wk into 7th month, DOB Dec 22, 2009
      Para-ping. Excellent to-the-point segue into a newly pressed blog – by fellow Toronto resident, Melissa Greer:
      ABOUT
    • 2010/07/02
      WPfind. The little girl in the quote below grew up to be a freelance writer, and you can picture what she writes about dolphins and the PB oil spill, whether you click More… or not.
      Brenda, I SECOND.

      …One fin extended up as if to wave. Then he slammed it down onto the water’s surface, sending a huge wave right onto my small frame. I was soaked. And before the dolphin plunged back into the water, he paused, looked at me with those black glassy eyes and laughed… He thought splashing me was pretty damn funny and because of his bold attitude I never forgot him.
      More…

    • Never saw a dolphin live when I was a kid, until as a uni student I made a cross-country trip to Vancouver, but to this day, I remember fondly a cartoon, Oum, le dauphin blanc (Engl. Zoom, the White Dolphin, It. Zum, il delfino blanco, Pol. Biały delfin Um, Jap. イルカと少年…)
      Still love the theme song, and how the children’s pet Jean-Sebastien speaks dolphin-ese. A YouTube fragment in French below, theme song in “cheerful” “joy” and “creepy” “suspense” instrumental arrangements:


      [July 2, 2010: tried v.v.v.v.v.v.v. hard and couldn’t resist adding to ES’s database the original theme song; a pity display is kinda bleached out, but sound’s ok.


    • 2010/07/01
      WPinvite – by Joy Victory

      Any U.S. resident is welcome to enter their “How Free Can You Be?” contest by submitting photos, videos and stories that illustrate First Amendment liberties. Back here on WordPress.com, please tag any posts you write about this topic with “First Amendment.” And since we know many of you don’t live in the United States, we welcome all readers — regardless of where you live — to discuss civil liberties in your country, as well. Please tag those posts with “human rights.”
      More… (emphasis mine)

    • itsgettinghotinhere – archive since April 2005
      Para-ping. Worthy of respect record of – to use the blog’s subtitle – “Dispatches from the Youth Climate Movement”, which grew out of youth reports from the International Climate Negotiations in Montreal in 2005, currently with 300+ writers from countries around the world:

      We are engaging our peers and building climate solutions as we speak…
      Check out the opportunities below for incredible trainings and action camps, organizing projects and awesome climate-related events…
      For information about Summer Internships, Jobs and Fellowships, please also check out the Energy Action Coalition Jobs Board.
      More…

    • 2010/06/30
      WPfind. Summer Burkes’ pithy humour, bull’s eye hits, prose with a spring to its step – despite morbid subject:

      Look no further than the bleak death-history of the Exxon Valdez cleanup workers to see how this is going to pan out… Here’s how to let them win. Don’t speak out when you see evil, because you’re scared of the hard-to-control attention-spotlight…
      I get this feeling Youtube is going to save the world
      Or maybe you think your voice doesn’t count. Or maybe you’re telling yourself that line, because it’s a good reason to continue to be lazy and wait for the end of the world, which will be as ugly or as beautiful as you think you deserve.
      Whose side are you on, anyway?
      More… (emphasis mine)


    Last updated: July 6, 2010

    Data on G8 and G20, held in June 2010 (locations: Huntsville and Toronto, Canada) and previous. Right or wrong, I am calling what automatically popped “ping” and a piece tracked through a ping “para-ping” (etym. beside) when by the same author, “meta-ping” (etym. beyond) if by associated source. Articles listed by date of publication. I am sticking to the date format in the original publication – for diverging situatedness visual effect 🙂


    Monday 18 May 2009 20.30 BST
    META-ping: Guardian article “As the political consensus collapses, now all dissenters face suppression” about the London April 2010 G20, and what it is a part of by George Monbiot, British journalist and activist.

    [in recent years]…MPs have introduced a wider range of repressive measures than at any time since the second world war. A long list of laws – the 1997 Protection from Harassment Act, Terrorism Act 2000, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, the 2005 Serious Crime and Police Act and many others…

    Our grossly unfair electoral system, which responds to the concerns of just a few thousand floating voters and shuts out the minor parties; the vicious crackdown on dissent within parliament by whips and spin doctors; the neoliberalism forced upon governments by corporate power and the Washington consensus; the terror of the tabloid press – all combine to create a political culture which cannot respond to altered realities without collapsing. What cannot be accommodated must be suppressed… More…

    Tuesday 7 April 2009 17.53 BST
    Guardian “Video reveals G20 police assault on man who died”
    In addition to the video, shot by a fund manager from New York, who was in London on business, the Guardian submitted to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) a sequence of photographs, taken by three different people, showing the aftermath of the attack, as well as witness statements from people in the area at the time. Some witnesses provided time and date-stamped photographs that substantiate their accounts.

    By contrast, the official version of events given by the Metropolitan police “simply described attempts by police medics and an ambulance crew to save his life after he collapsed – efforts they said were marred by protesters throwing missiles as first aid was administered”.

    Got to the above (currently on YouTube) through 2 pings:
    == modernityblog’s post“Astonishing footage”
    == a link from morris108’s blog Divining the news – ABOUT ME quotes:

    We dissenters are still a disorganised lot. The oligarchy is still ahead of us. But above all the internet is changing everything…
    The TV ended the Vietnam war. Now the internet will end the NeoCons. And I hope a secular time will follow… More…

    2010/05/19
    ping from truth11.com
    == Torching of Ottawa bank in May 2010, which author predicts will be used to justify turning G20 “into a police state extravaganza.”
    == blog itself: http://truth11.com/

    Published: June 27, 2010
    NY Times dot com article by IAN AUSTEN
    == “Police in Toronto Criticized for Treatment of Protesters, Many Peaceful

    TORONTO, June 27, 2010
    CBS News dot com article, 32 comments:
    == Arrests of Activists at G-20 Summit Top 500
    == subtitle: Police Raid University of Toronto Building, Seize “Street-Type Weaponry” of Bricks, Sticks and Rocks

    June 24, 2010
    AOL News dot com article:
    == Armed Man Arrested Near Site of G-20 Summit

    ALL INSTALLMENTS HERE                           ES DEFINITIONS of para-/meta-/ping


    WordPress.com Posts/Blogs that gave me joy, pause, much appreciated research material… Hopefully, you too.

    Posting them counter-chronologically, in the order I viewed them in, listed with the date (of publication?) that pops up in their URL address.

    Evidently, I’ll have to live with the sobering thought of So Many More wonderful, connective-reflective-witty-gritty-artistic-holistic verbal creations out there, that no one human being can ever manage to fit in her/his super-limited browsing span.

    ANY CHANCE VISITOR: Do feel free to continue the list in Comment, e.g., with links to your own lists 🙂

     


     

    • 2010/06/25
      Just saw a recently set-up re-announced WP resource – for when one runs out of blogging inspiration:
      overcome-writers-block-with-plinky-prompts Loved the eco-consonant ID of the WP referrer, Joy Victory.

    • http://www.emancipating-education-for-all.org – since 2008
      Got pinged/tracked here through a case of police violence in Sussex, UK, and came up with an International Petition, against university budget cuts, AND FOR free public edu.

      If our developed G8 countries can spend billions on meetings (see Toronto’s G20 this past weekend, June 27-28, 2010), they can hold them instead via videoconferencing, and contribute for the kind of education that will ecosonize the world, and save BIG on the paranoid armament race, defence of hierarchical social structures, resolutions in court of differences/disputes all the way between family and transnational actors, (I’m sure) tons of illnesses that advanced Western intrusive medicine cannot resolve…?
      The (viscious circle) catch? – What (state-level?) educational systems can currently commence the facilitation? Coopting the title of 77-year old Canadian author-mentor Wayson Choy’s April 11, 2010, University of British Columbia Laurier Institution Lecture, delivered in a fully eco-consonant spirit, Are we there yet?

    • Montreal palate, TO grit, Ottawa survivor – on WP since May 2008
      nachosatmidnight’s Blog Policies spelled out in detail – Commendable! Also, author is a brave soul – currently keeping up the spirit of Self and Other from Ottawa, AND getting top blog awards – after living in Toronto for a few years, AND having been “born and raised” in Montreal.
    • sacca2010 – starts on Jan 14, 2010
      ABOUT
      Synchronistically, Miss Sacca’s blog is sporting the motto “Language Arts bloggers doing their thing”. (italics mine) 6,175 hits in just under 4 months – impressive student diligence, AND right up my research alley of academic blogging. Incidentally, their class blog and mine are also sharing the Tarsky WP theme.
      I cannot help but wonder what the symbolism/metaphoricity of the blog’s header image would be – apart from a (traditional) “art”-message, perhaps?
    • davegj13 – archive since March 2009
      ABOUT
      I couldn’t agree more with the blog author and one of the legendary “Founding Fathers” from south of the border, whom he quotes:

      I blog because I am concerned about the direction our country and the world in general is headed… We need to be better informed and more engaged with our government. It is our civic responsibility…
      The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object. – Thomas Jefferson

    • richardrego – archive since Oct 2005
      ABOUT
      Grad Prog in Communications, Media, Journalism… Radio Stn for hands-on practice! The radio broadcasts in Kannada, English, Konkani, and Tulu, regularly for six hours a day, and in Malayalam, Beary, Hindi and Punjabi weekly (on popular demand of the community). Wow, a flashback to my linguistic stage 🙂 Am still interested in multilinguistic communication – also in its metaphorical sense multidimensionality.
    • 2009/12/19
      Fulfilling to note the parallel between a 6-month old blog circles-tangents-and-the-largest-work-of-art-in-the-world and ES’s Mayfly Perfection, including an underlying philosophical mindset of the author, Fr Stephen Wang.
      == Additionally, a juxtaposition: urban artefactual art-engineering amalgamation (aka architecture), compared to Jim Denevan’s on-the-shore creations; both premised on symmetry/balance of form, the former with emphasis on durability, the latter daringly transient.
    • Mom+Son travelling since January 2010
      A family of Londoners travel the world… like others in the RoundTheWorld community
      == ABOUT page; discover another family of RTWs in a Comment there
      == Would you like to re-learn school subjects hands-on? geography, zoology, certainly communication studies, plus world culturesand languages in situ => multiple Relatedness, H-H + H-N + N-N on a literally “global” scale
    • 2010/06/24
      A young Christian woman’s quest
      == Details about the caste system in India
      == Triggers thoughts on hierarchical social structures & exclusionary practices, religion-spirituality-faith, sincerity(?), transcendental relatedness and, premised on it (vs. not?), human relatedness
    • Jessi Fischer, MA-2B
      Scholarship-winning grad student teaches that sex is about more than fitting body parts together.
      == The “pivot of advertising temptation” – people in Comments discovering it’s more about Human-Human relatedness, through and beyond the body (the Divine, if it’s part of your worldview).
      == Tantra philosophy (healed from degrading distortions) would agree – cf. Tibetan Lama Yeshe teachings, oh, NB! “free” there = donation 🙂

    • 2010/06/14
      “Downtime” by Matt of WP.com

      !PRimg of WP.com :)

      !PRimg of WP.com 🙂

      ONE CHARACTER! causes a crash, that makes the WP.com Team work in emergency mode until the following day, recovering (including manually) 10s of thousands of blogs!!!

      320 (+) comments on Matt’s report 11 days after posting, when I posted mine there, and did the entry here.

      Note the Human – Technology, H – H rel’s in Post-Comments discourse.

      “…First we determined that 11.2 million blogs were unaffected by the bug. So we brought those back up. For the remaining 50,000 or so, including some VIPs, we started restoring the lost settings using backups, audit trails, and logs… For most folks (99%) your site was only unavailable for an hour, the rest came up a bit after that, and the tricky ones we worked on until Friday morning… More…

    • 2010/06/23
      Awesome ecosonic art! I owe the discovery to drawn-in-sand-for-but-today
      == A couple of comments bring up the resemblance to the perfect geometric circles drawn in crop fields, presumably by outer-space Sapiens. I have posted pics of those sightings.
      == The resemblance IS there – see for yourself Jim Denevan’s sand drawings gallery at www.jimdenevan.com
    • 2010/06/24
      Great photo-geography/history of Michigan State, about which I first read more extensively during research on the Fur Trade in the Great Lakes (16th-beg.19th c.), specifically, women and family & cultural encounters.
      == michigan-cougar-photo-evidence
      == don’t you love that photo trace of a magnificent cat?! Very informative commentary by the author, too!
    • 2010/06/21
      popular opinions (cf. comments) about wrong food, wrong education, good enviro initiatives (carbon tax, green schools) – even if “newly discovered” by author & most respondents
      == bad-heuristics-bad-education
      == PBS about the Green Schools Movement (Ytube video)
    • 2010/06/18
      stats re E-consumption Canada US, Europe…, pro-Obama Oval Office speech June 16 (would’ve missed it), pro-Carbon tax
      == the-gulf-oil-spill … s-on-you-america
      == Toronto star’s barack-obama-calls-gulf-clean-up-a-national-mission
    • 2010/06/15
      a no-illusions-about-himself Brit’ pithy rant on ads’ value perversions, Euro vs Am attitudes t/d WWI – 90+ comments as of June 21.
      == youre-going-to-like-being-slaughtered-on-the-western-front-i-guarantee-it
    • 2010/04/14
      a regular guy’s appeal to climate scientists for communication:

      Galileo was imprisoned. Darwin was mocked. And witches were burned in colonial America. I just have the sense that the gap between the state of cutting edge science research and the public’s understanding of science is much larger than before.

      And, as such, scientists have a responsibility to spend more of their time educating the public about their research – even if that means doing less of that research. I know, that’s boring. But it’s important. climategate-debunked-finally

    • 2010/06/14
      JUST LOVED!!! the perky attitude of this young mom of a teen step-son and own toddler + working registered nurse + oh, wife, too – some 67 comments (June 21) loved it too!
      == my-superworkingmomrealistic-day
      GREAT FOUNDING POST FOR THE ECOSONIC LIST!

    fair warning: only just starting 🙂 🙂 🙂 [my own “contrib’s” further down]


    Last updated: November 26, 2010 | July 23, 2011 | August 2013

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        == sand medium: art washed away by the tide – I called it “Mayfly Perfection”. Strongly reminiscent of the perfect geometric circles drawn in crop fields, presumably by outer-space Sapiens
        == he also does earth medium drawings and objects arrangements – both wiped out soon enough

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    Recent Presentations

      • The Will to Thrive: Hetero-sensorial Mobility & Musical Dis-impairment. Presentation at Differential Mobilities: Movement and Mediation in Networked Societies, Concordia University, Montreal, May 8-11, 2013.
      • Does “Ecological Thinking” Need Autonomy? Evidence from Graduate Programs. Work-in-progress presentation, Philosophy of Education Society, Portland, Oregon, March 14-18, 2013.
      • May We Walk in Beauty! Ecological Imaginaries across Time and Space. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Canadian Communication Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wilfrid Laurier University-University of Waterloo, Kingston and Waterloo, May 30 – June 1, 2012.
      • Radical Yet Sustainable—An Open Review Dilemma for Academic e-Publishing? Presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Digital Humanities, Congress 2012.
      • Epistemic Trust in the Graduate Student. Presentation at the Dean’s GS Conference, OISE, March 2012.
      • Ecosonance: Making Ecology Sing. Presentation at McLuhan’s Philosophy of Media – Centennial Conference. October 26 – 28, 2011, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
      • The Evelyn Glennie (Re-)Experience: Profound “Deafness”~ Relatedness ~ Communication. Presentation at IASPM, 16 – 19 June 2011, McGill University, Montreal, QC.
      • An Eco-Pragmatist Roadmap for the Professor-Graduate Student Relation(ship). Presentation at the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society annual meeting, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Brunswick and St Thomas University, NB, 28 May–14 June, 2011.
      • Society’s Concept Leadership Programs in Self-defeating Mode? Presentation at CCA, Congress 2011.
      • Online Publishing, Academic Listening, and Epistemological Sustainability. Presentation at CSSHE, Congress 2011. Related poster: Enacting Online Interaction: The Open Review Format.
      • Turning the Tables on Epistemological Disconnect and Axiological Paradox: A Mindmap for Graduate Education Programs. Poster at the Annual CSSHE Conference, Congress’10, Montreal, Quebec, May 29-31, 2010.
      • CBC Radio’s “Mash-down” of Glocal Spaces at the Copenhagen’09 UN Summit: Discourse Fragmentation and Epistemological Gapping. Paper read at the 5th Annual Carleton Conference “Global Mash-ups: Re-envisioning Space in Communication Studies”, March 4 & 5, 2010, Ottawa, Canada.
      • Graduate2B, Shall We online-Ride beyond the Grade? The Case for Educational Publishing. Paper read at the Annual CCA Conference, Congress’09, Ottawa, May 28-30, 2009.

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    Last updated: Oct 22, 2010

     

    PRINT

    ONLINE

    CBC Radio’s podcasts
    (interviews with Minister Jim Prentice, “#1 (US) climatologist” James Hansen, best known Canadian “climate skeptic” Lawrence Solomon, founding member of the YES Men… –  exact links TBA)

    Websites

    • Dr. James Hansen’s websites:
      http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1
      http://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/authors/jhansen.html
    • Dr. Stephen Schneider’s StanfordU climate site:
      http://stephenschneider.stanford.edu/Climate/ClimateFrameset.html
    • Jim Prall’s database http://www.eecg.utoronto.ca/~prall/
      == UofT systems administrator. Researched 615 scientists, who have published more than a hundred peer-reviewed papers on climate change, the skeptics are outnumbered 601 to 14.
    • David Suzuki Foundation http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Climate_Change/Science/
    • Ontario’s Green Future — their Petition — their No Nukes News
    • Clean Air Alliance
    • Health Power – Canada
    • “The Girl Who Silenced the World” video of Severn Cullis Suzuki’s statement, read at age 12 at the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro http://www.seventhgeneration.com/learn/blog/girl-who-silenced-world
    • How Alberta takes care of pollution, including its tar sands prospecting and carbon capture amelioration:
      http://environment.alberta.ca/documents/AB-Clean-Energy-Story.pdf
    • I did not like the way other provincial premiers turned against Alberta – on the international scene at COP15 – Jean Charest (Quebec’s Premier) according to my sources, and from what Ed Stelmack (guilty Alberta’s Premier) mentioned in a post-COP15 interview, Dalton McGuinty (Ontario’s Premier), too. If there are no mechanisms to regulate equitable distribution of Carbon footprint Brownie points vs. penalty points among the provinces, it’s nothing to brag about. If Canada-internal problems were aired at a convention with representatives from 192 (CBC Radio stats) countries from around the world, it’s even worse. So, Qs: What research is being done In.Any.Province in CA, that would help Alberta prosper WITHOUT having to resort to the well-trodden and indisputably polluting path that the world is being veeeeery sluggish in stepping away form. Mitigation is better than mere Adaptation. BUT what’re the substitute(s)?! Innovation?
      Note to self: ES needs a separate post on Canada-internal eco-dissonant, and at least in theory, possible eco-consonant national political-economic interchanges – much better coordination Certainly.Is.Mandatory at the Federal level!

    Public Debates

    • Munk Debate “Be it resolved that climate change is humanity’s defining crisis & requires a commensurate response”, held at the Munk Centre, Toronto, on December 1st, 2009. http://www.munkdebates.com/debates/climate_change/
      == PRO: Elizabeth May, leader of Canada’s Green Party, George Monbiot, author and human rights, climate change activist
      == CONTRA: Bjørn Lomborg, political science graduate, auhtor and public figure, Lord Lawson, formerly British minister of finance
    • Climate Change and the Ethics of Responsibility: The View from Ontario, Centre of Ethics/UT’s event – Munk Ctr, University of Toronto, April 27, 2010.
      http://www.ethics.utoronto.ca/index.php | ES post
    • NO Powerpoints used, just oral, so no downloads expected. With the exception of Jane Gray’s, the position statements of the panelists are expected to be “edited and webcast”. No date announced at forum, no formal announcement re the webcast either.Participants (quoting from site):
      == Ted Parson, Joseph L. Sax Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan
      == Steven Vanderheiden, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
      == Skip Willis, Principal, Willis Climate Group
      == Keith Stewart, Director, Climate Change Program, WWF [= World Wildlife Fund]
      == Jane Gray, Ontario Climate Change Secretariat


    Last updated: Oct 22, 2010

     


    Last updated: November 9, 2010 | aft a long-long break, June 15, 2012 | October 16, 2012

    …so here I am, labouring on the alphabetically arranged list:)

    The “Offsets”: The etymology can be fun, the history mind-boggling, yet without either of them mitigating the conceptual forcing of the exercise, which – through iterative re-modelling – is bound to yield positive hermeneutic feedback in the final analysis.

    BUT: Juggling CC terms aside, I suspect that the opportunity to subvert the blog entry standard length-wise could very well have been the profound subterranean impulse: mea culpa – hopefully minima, rather than maxima, you’d agree (?) FTR: 5 screens tall at birth, @17 entries weight!


    albedo = the ability (for the issues at hand, of sufficiently large objects on Earth’s surface) to reflect solar radiation. Reflectivity has a cooling effect, which is helpful in restraining global warming (GW). [etymologically: “whiteness” < Latin albus “white”. Thus the whiter, the more reflective, the darker the more absorbent – think of snow/ice (reflect => cool off) vs land or water mass (absorb => warm up)]

    axiology = (theory of) system(s) of values

    All.Is.Amazing, acronymized AIA, pronounced /ei-ya/ : Ecosonance axiom. Can be acronymized as AIAA, to distingguish it from the otherwise homophonic Average.Is.Amazing Principle, even if the same-sounding phonetics (AIAP cf. AIAA) delightfully echoes the conceptual inheritance. In a way, AIAA’s genealogy goes back to Natality (introduced by Hannah Arendt, a student of Martin Heidegger), though from the point of view of non-neutral, i.e., eco-consonant perception, rather than that of potentiality (and will) for (political choice and) action.

    Average.Is.Amazing, acronymized and pronounced as All.Is.Amazing, or AIAP to distingush the two: Ecosonance principle premised on the axiom All.Is.Amazing, which entails that every single one or a group of 2 and more has “amazing” as its predicate. This derivative principle debunks the connotation of pejorativity (cf. “mediocre”), drawing around it instead the aura of “special, unique”. See Average.Is.Amazing post, rid of formal logic heuristics.

    AGW = anthropogenic global warming. Do not miss the “anthropogenic” intro to the “global warming” phenomenon! Just “talking to people”, including e.g. medical professionals and relatively well educated selves, I keep hearing comments like, “No-no, we humans cannot possibly cause a change of catastrophic proportions to something like the Earth’s climate”. There are also those who insist that the “forces of nature” have the potential to balance out whatever “harm” puny humans can possibly concoct. Hansen (2009) places scientist Richard Lindzen in the latter category, defining his ideas in the vein noted above as being of “a theological or philosophical perspective that he [Lindzen] doggedly adheres to” (p 55) – and the stance he assumes – firmly against “alarmist” tendencies among scientists, thus in support of dodging GHG emissions reductions.

    biosubjectivity – per the 2011 book  Becoming Biosubjects by Gerlach et al. (see Alexandrova 2012) relates to subjectivity that comes specifically with genetic technologies, in the latter part of the 20th century; to my mind, staying with the meaning of the lexical components, the term can encompass any kind of biological subjectivity, from the macrobiological to the gene/submolecular level.

    cf. = I use it in the meaning of “compare with/to” [Latin confer], “see (and compare)”, “refer to (and compare)”. Bypassing the book binding and baseball senses.

    climate vs weather: A useful analogy, perhaps, is thinking of climate as the “category”, a generalized abstraction, and of weather as its actual “instantiations”, in real time. It can be expected, then, that climate modelling and weather forecasting are significantly different.

    climate and social climate: standardly used metaphorically, “social climat-e/-ology” – in a sense a mirror counterpart of “technoscience” (see respective entries) – gestures to the continuum that the totality of human ~ other fauna ~ flora ~ abiotics represents, along the lines of global ecosystematicity.
    Notion of social climatology employed in this post.

    CC = climate change. Introduced as a gesture to political correctness of sorts, to euphemize the much more unequivocal “global warming”.
    CC results from altering the Earth’s energy balance (aka global energy balance) between the light and ultraviolet radiation that the planet receives from the Sun and the infrared heat energy that it sends back into space.

    climate forcing = any process or event that causes a change in the Earth’s climate due to a change in its energy balance.
    External forcings may come from comets or meteorites, which happen not more often than every 20-30 million years. Changes in the Sun’s own energy cycle can also impact the planet’s energy balance.
    Forcings from within the Earth’s climate system operate on shorter time scales. The global energy balance can be altered due to changes in ocean circulation or in the chemical composition of the atmosphere. Volcanoes can also act as planet climate system-internal forcings and, I’d imagine, including indirectly, by influencing or even triggering either of the above forcings.

    climate feedback = processes that augment or diminish the original influence of a climate forcing, thus in a sense, acting as secondary forcings. The respective alternative terms are positive and negative feedback.

    climate system inertia – see inertia of the climate system below

    CMP = annual meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol. The most recent one, CMP5 was held in Copenhagen, December 7-19, 2009, parallel with COP15.

    communication = within Ecosonance Theory, Communication would be the various modes (supporting technologies, if you like) of Relatedness, i.e., what bridges the two terms of the Relatedness function.

    • profound communication = Crucially to Ecosonance Theory, which encompaces Human, other Biotic and Abiotic Relatedness, communication goes beyond (non-)verbal human communication. ES allows, e.g., two-term combinations of H-H, H-oB, H-A, oB-oB, A-A, oB-A, … Hence the qualification “profound”, which in addition to the universalist dimension implies conceptual depth. More in  Nov 3 2010 Profount Communication post

    context = see situated(ness) entry

    COP = annual conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The most recent summit, COP15, was held in Copenhagen, December 7-19, 2009. Contrary to hopes, yet predictably, it did not achieve a “binding” (=having legal implications) international agreement of a scope much wider than that of the Kyoto Protocol (see entry below), potentially incorporating all Convention signatories (currently 194 parties, approx. the number of countries represented in Copenhagen per CBC radio coverage).

    cyborg = cyber [= (mechanical) ctrl, steering] + organism. See website of University of Toronto’s Prof. Steve Mann, hailed as the creator of the first human cyborg, himself + vision-correction&video-recording device (the “wearable camera”).

    deniers-denialists-(skeptics) and alarmists: Reciprocal far-from-flattering labels traded between those who know CC is happening or believe so based on trusted sources/opinions, and those who either honestly believe (some) scientists may be exaggerating or doing bad science, and may even have proof (including fraudulent or controversial) that scientists make mistakes (disputable or not – see Canadian “skeptic” Steve MacIntyre), or just as genuinely insist on representation of alternative views (the media), or represent/are recruited to/prefer to support (e.g. oil) industry interests.

    As a working taxonomy, I’d opt for the label “denialist” (due to a measure of affective/derogatory neologistic impetus) in the case of people with partisan interests, or e.g. those who mistrust “fear-mongering” (cf. Iraq), or “scientists”, or whatever is mainstream, as a matter of principle; giving credit to the heritage of philosophy, “skeptics” for those who are withholding their trust and searching for evidence to confirm or overturn a currently contra or at best ambiguous (A)CC position; “deniers” for those who say No – for whatever reason – for the time being or “now and forever”, either to CC or to its (critical!) anthropogenic causes. To visualize, in my mind’s eye, Denialists are a subset of Deniers, Skeptics partially overlap with Deniers, and I’d imagine the stubborn but “innocent”/misinformed part of Denialists.

    But what do we do with the demographic who cannot make up their mind about, or never thought to get interested in the “debate”, e.g., because it’s a moot point – for a surprisingly wide range of reasons? In an upcoming blog “The Denialism vs Alarmism Dichotomy Revisited” – further thoughts, including on:

    • James Hansen’s The Storms of My Grandchildren: The truth about the coming climate catastrophe and our last chance to save humanity (2009)
    • Stephen Schneider’s Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the battle to save Earth’s climate (2009)
    • The Current’s interviews with CC media/PR profiler James Hoggan, CC skeptic-denialist Lawrence Solomon, UofT compu wiz Jim Prall

    eco(logical)-evolutionary ethics – the composite qualifier foregrounds the organic entanglement of ecological interdependencies and evolutionary consequences, which ethics can be recruited to keep healthy, or at least healthier. (my coinage, see book review essay 2012)

    ecosonance n (ecosonic adj, ecosonize, v) = (the study of) Human Relatedness to Self, Other, biotic and abiotic Nature.

    I coined the term because I wasn’t thrilled by the sound of “ecosophy”, which was the obvious choice for a generic philosophy of ecology. In the way of compensation, perhaps, the two can be acronymized as ES. Not unimportantly, while the –soph– = Gk “wise, wisdom” part of the stem is not all that obviously ascribed to abiotic surroundings, –son– < Lat sonus “sound”, [apologies: had Gk instead of Lat] and by extension vibration, are equally applicable to biotics and abiotics.  Even on the (let us call it) aesthetic side, there’s the added bonus of equitably combining the sound of English in eco [‘eekow] and French [so’na:ns]. Ecosonics was given consideration too, but compared to ecosonance, it somehow lacks the latter’s cadence, not to mention the Eng-Fr connection, and also seems somewhat bland stylistically.

    Using sound as a proxy for vibration (through the –son– root) lends etymological support to the Profound Relatedness/Communication thesis, whereby relatedness and (Gregory Bateson-style) communication obtain at all levels of the known universe.

    eco-consonance, (-ant) = (causing, characterized by, having to do with) felicitous, harmonious Relatedness

    eco-dissonance, (-ant) = (causing, characterized by, having to do with) infelicitous, disharmonious Relatedness

    Oct 1, 2010 update

        :

    It’s been 2-3 months and no one commented on the con-/diss- switch: eco-consonance had the explanation for eco-dissonance, and eco-dissonance the one for eco-consonance. I’ll draw the natural, doubly eco-consonant conclusion: either our audience has an ironic sense of humour (if the switch was interpreted as a rather unfortunate flat joke, and left to fend for itself) or you are all people of noble spirit (if the switch looked like an honest cut&paste error that did not need commenting)

      . What was the HTML code for the “hats off!” symbol again?

    Exx-ez, or EXX, for short = a unit of oil pollution, equal to the amount that oil tanker Exxon Valdez spilled in Alaska on March 24, 1989, estimated at 257,000 barrels total. Established t.in.ch by ES, July 12, 2010.
    Cf.: The US Gov’t (Flow Rate Technical Group, including scientists) have had to raise their “best estimate” from 12,000-19,000 barrels per day announced on May 27 to 20,000-40,000 bpd on June 10 to 35,000-60,000 bpd (1.47 million and 2.52 million gallons/5.57 million and 9.54 million litres) as of June 15, 2010. Kristen Hays, Reuters.

    FTR = for the record, of course 🙂

    geosubjectivity – applies to the abiotic component of the planet (and beyond, if we have to be thorough) and seems like a fit coinage to complement my broader use of Gerlach et al.’s (2011) biosubjectivity, so that the submolecular – planetary stretch of the existential continuum gets “covered.” (my coinage, see book review essay 2012)

    GHG = greenhouse gas (listed in descending order according to positive forcing ability: water vapour, CO2, methane, black carbon, a.k.a. black soot – Hansen p 51)

    CO2 and H2O vapour
    Q: Why target CO2 if water vapour causes the largest climate feedback, and is natural? (In Hansen’s experience, a recurring contrarian pique – the point being, who on earth would even think of treating as “harmful” all those huge amounts of H2O vapour; by comparison, CO2 seems insignificant)
    I certainly agree with Hansen, and others, that a strong argument in favour of prioritizing CO2 reductions is the fact that it, e.g., influences the acidity of oceans, with serious implications for sea life, hence for various chemical processes throughout the climate system.
    A: As to Hansen’s immediately quoted standard rebuttal to the pique above – “[silent “But,”] the amount of water vapour in the air is determined by t” (p 43), I inadvertantly collided with what looks like an implied “by contrast, the amount of CO2 in the air is NOT determined by t”. Working on it – and Sci Innocence does work in strange ways: Temperature works for H2O vapour but not for CO2.

    habitable conditions/zone = the narrow margin of geophysical conditions that accommodate a water-habitable Earth in large part determined by its position relative to the Sun => there is (enough liquid) H2O, gravity is just right, a sufficient amount of atmospheric GHGs to keep it just warm enough (-15 Celsius average surface t) for life as we know it…
    [entry inspired by “At the Outer Limit of the Habitable Zone“, the last of 5 lectures by U of Chicago geophysicist Raymond Pierrehumbert, U of T, April 23, 2010]

    Earth is positioned between Venus and Mars, Venus being closest to the Sun, and Mars the farthest; Venus is the warmest (450 Celsius average surface t), and Mars the coldest (-50 Celsius average surface t): Venus is 95% of Earth’s size, Mars is by far the smallest, thus with weakest gravity. Neither Mars nor Venus have water currently (Hansen 2009, Chapter The Venus Syndrome, pp 223-236); Venus lost hers in her infancy, due to a steep rise in temperature, Mars must have had at some point his share of water too, judging by the canal-like prints on the planet’s surface. (I take blame for anthropo-morphizing, theo-morphizing, rather – but we are speaking of Gods, no?)
    More thoughts on whether we have a Plan(et) B, if we some day achieve sufficiently thorough destruction of our fair planet – in the Pierrehumbert post.

    IM(H)O = in my (humble) opinion

    inertia of the climate system: This is what explains why, despite the significant human-inflicted GHGs forcing, overall “we” do not see significant changes to the climate at present; thanks to this same inertia, once the ball (CC) gets rolling, it will be much harder to stop it, and whatever measures get introduced, however efficient they may be, they will not be (immediately) effective – per Hansen (2009:274-275).
    On the relative socio-political and geographical nature of “no visible CC at present”, see upcoming post “A Note on the Relativity of Climate System Inertia”.

    IPCC = Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
    “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to assess the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of *human induced* climate change, its potential impacts and options for mitigation and adaptation.” (see http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov/index.html, emphasis added)

    By 2007 IPCC had published 4 assessment reports (ARs), and AR5 is planned to be completed by 2013-14, including the Synthesis Report.

    The IPCC executive bodies include 3 Working Groups, a Task Force on Greenhouse Gas Inventories, supporting technical units.
    WG I (The Science of CC) assesses the physical scientific aspects of CC.
    WGII (Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability) moves into the policy making stage, evaluating the scientific, technical, environmental, economic and social aspects of CC.
    WGIII (Mitigation of CC) analyses the costs, benefits and risks of the different approaches to mitigation, considering also the available policy tools domestically and internationally.

    JIH = just in case

    kudos, also kudoos What did you know (well, I didn’t), it comes from the Greek κῦδος – kydos, (literally “that which is heard of”), and the expressions (to give) kudo(o)s to s.o. have come to communicate giving/an invitation to give someone (well deserved) credit/praise. [sources: regular dictionaries and online references, incl. Wikipedia]

    Kyoto Protocol (a.k.a. Treaty) – 1997. [Link] An international agreement, an extension of the UNFCCC and – unlike it – meant to be (legally) “binding”. It was adopted in Kyoto, Japan, on December 11, 1997 and entered into force on February, 16 2005. It sets targets for 37 industrialized countries and the European community for greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions reductions, which amount to an average of 5% compared to 1990 levels over the five-year period from 2008 to 2012. At this point, more “developed” countries have failed to meet their targets (notably Canada and the US), less have made progress.

    mobilis in mobili = Lat. [something to do w/ movement?]
    You are right, “mobilis in mobili” is the motto of Captain Nemo’s ship (the) Nautilus from Jules Verne’s (1828–1905) novels 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Mysterious Island . Yes, in Latin, which learned men of the time were taught as a matter of course and could use. And, it’s explained in 20,000 Leagues Under the Seago look. Can’t guarantee the quality of translation from French.
    An M.Ed.’s site of the same name http://mobilismobili.com/about-2010/

    Montreal Protocol – 1987. [Link] An international agreement signed by 191 countries concerning measures to compensate for ozone depletion. It has been successful – by the mid-1990s, developed countries phased out 5 of 7 targeted substances (Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and others) and froze the remaining 2 (Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and Methyl Bromide). Developing counties had lower targets. A complete phase-out around the globe is projected by 2010-2015, the only outlier being HCFCs, with respective target phase-out dates for the two groups 2020 and 2040.

    The difference between level of success in bridging the science-policymaking&implementation distance for ODSs as opposed to GHGs deserves some elaboration.

    ODS = ozone depleting substance

    p.c. = personal correspondence/communication

    ping, n and v = the WP signification aside (sorry, can’t be sure what it is), I take the term to mean automatic linking of posts/comments (by keywords). [WP has definitions of “pingback” and “trackback”]
    == Para-ping = (para = “beside”) tags posts on the Posts/Blogs of Note list which I find and link to after I follow a ping to a post by the same author, on the same blog. So, “beside” the original(ly) ping(ed post).
    == Meta-ping = (meta = “beyond”) tags posts on the Posts/Blogs of Note list which I find and link to after I follow a ping to a post by a different author, on a different blog/site. So, “beyond” the original(ly) ping(ed post).
    == WPfind = I hope is self-explanatory – a post/blog I come across, not prompted by a ping.

    profound communication: see communication above
    [November 3, 2010]

    rhizome   [rahy-zohm] < Neo-Latin rhizoma  < Greek rhízōma  root, stem. noun: a rootlike subterranean stem, commonly horizontal in position, that usually produces roots below and sends up shoots progressively from the upper surface.

    notion in Deleuze and Guattari’s book A Thousand Plateaux: Refers to knowledge and its mental representation, revolving around the idea of multiple connections, absence of fixities.

    rhi·zom·a·tous  [rahy-zom-uh-tuhs, -zoh-muh-] adjective of rhizome: As translation of Deleuze and Guattari’s adjective: rhisomatic

    semiotics = theory of signs and their meaning; paternity (with an emphasis on language) attributed to Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure and American philosopher (logician and pragmatist) Charles Sanders Peirce (pronounced like “purse”)

    Sliding Divide = a divide between presumably different entities, states…, which cannot be drawn invariably in the same way in the same “place”. In a sense, it stands for a deconstruction of (fixed) dichotomous pairs: See post Ecosonic Dilemma…

    situated(ness) = “marked[ness] by [own] social positionality and … operation as political events in political contexts.” (emphasis in original, see Maureen Ford’s def. in “Situating Knowledges as Coalition Work” Ms. (n.d.), University of Toronto (read by L.A. Winter Semester 2009))
    This author tends to use it in a broader sense, to include, e.g., professional/occupational, disciplinary background, nationality, “racial” and historical belonging… Interchangeable with “context”? I’d say, if the core signification of “siteated(ness)” is to include what basically comes down to “ideology”, e.g., “mindset”, and by extension “psychological make-up, temperament” would be drawn to “situatedness”, delineating it semantically from “context”.
    FYI, Maureen references “social positionality” to Linda Martin Alcoff. 1988. “Cultural Feminism vs. Post-structuralism: the Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory.” Signs. 13,3(Spring): 405.

    technoscience = technology + science. Term attributed to Gaston Bachelard (Robert C. Scharff and Val Dusek, 2003, p.85). It already appears in the names of journals and associations, and is currently being used by a growing number of scholars (Donna Haraway, Bruno Latour, Robert C. Scharff, Sherry Turkle), including in theorizations about Martin Heidegger and Auguste Compte’s philosophies, the former adherering to a negative and the latter to a positive view of technology.

    t.in.ch = tongue in cheek – I don’t completely acronymize, to make it more easily decypherable, hopefully

    UNEP = United Nations Environmental Program. In 1988, UNEP and the WMO founded the IPCC.

    UNFCCC = United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. An international agreement “enjoying near-universality”, which came into force on March 21, 1994. Starting in April the following year, conferences of the parties to the convention (COP – see entry above) have been held annually. UNFCCC has much broader participation (194 signatories) and is nonbinding in contrast to the Kyoto Protocol (see entry above), which it initiated to set binding targets specifically for developed countries.

    virtual(ity) A funny twist on this one. In They know virtually nothing, “virtually” means “practically, totally, really/in reality”. In “virtual reality” which, on the former reading would be a bland tautology, “virtual” has morphed into an antonym of sorts, so we end up with a meaningful oxymoron – “unreal reality”, which presumably feels like it is “real”. Derrick de Kerckhove’s quip (p.c., not that it is not in his books, and the writings of many others) is pertinent here: “There is no “real”, there is “actual” and “virtual”, both are “real” to the mind.”

    vision-and-rhyme = I am assigning this term to the genre of poetry that combines verbal flow rhythm and visual presentation – be that layout or image… See my poem in post …Mayfly Perfection…

    viz. = namely, i.e. [< Latin videlicet, pronounced /videl’isit/ choosing Brit. pron., which departs minimally from the original, in contrast to the Am.]

    WMO = World Meteorological Organization. No further comment, I think, they’ve earned it.

    WPfind = I hope is self-explanatory – a post/blog I come across, not prompted by a ping. See entry ping.

    WWF = World Wildlife Fund


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