Finds of the Week


What Makes a Group Collaborative?: We need a few hundred more responses to this survey before we can derive some meaningful results. If you have a few moments, please participate. Thanks!

Young People Changing the World: A group of young women have organized a youth conference on Global Warming in BC at the start of next month. If you’re young and passionate, read up and consider going — some sponsorships available.

Great Nature Photography: Fellow Canadian blogger and knowledge-worker Stephen Downes is also a terrific nature photographer. Take a look at his work.

Understanding the US Social Security Proposals: Here’s a wonderful 12-minute video from Arnold Lee that uses powerful graphics to explain this concept subject, and why “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

Finally: an Honest Movie About Oil & Corporatism: The new low-budget (but star-packed) film The Deal is a fictional story about oil (and the end of it), politics and how the economic system is broken, that even a conservative could love. Let’s go see it and prove to Hollywood that honest, intelligent, courageous drama has an audience.

Share Your Footage: A new site NowPublic connects bloggers to photographers — find the story that goes with your photos or vice versa. Intriguing idea.

The Art of Edward Tufte: Here’s a fascinating site that shows how important good design is to understanding, and the elements and sources of such design. The graphic above is from his site, and shows a rock from a road project he was working on on the left, and an example of early cubist art by a Spanish artist on the right.

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2 Responses to Finds of the Week

  1. medaille says:

    I like your link to the arnold lee video. It did a great job in breaking it down into easy to understand information.

  2. Conor says:

    Georges Braque was french. You may be thinking of Juan Gris, who along with fellow Spaniard, Picasso were among the first giants of cubism. Picasso and Braque are both generally credited with beginning this school of painting.

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