participatory culture

alternative education

WHATEVER: How capitalism stops us from learning

WHATEVER: How capitalism stops us from learning

The classic dilemma of mainstream liberal educational systems today is “how do you get students to care?” There are libraries...
October 13, 2014 × 0 comments

community building

FEMINISTS DON’T HATE MEN: And it’s harmful to pretend they do

FEMINISTS DON’T HATE MEN: And it’s harmful to pretend they do

This year has been a year of higher than usual visibility for feminism as random and not-so-random celebrities have claimed identification...
October 9, 2014 × 1 comment

participatory culture, video

Tent City

Tent City

“Get a job, you bum.” That’s what less-than-sympathetic people are often heard saying to the long-term homeless....
October 4, 2014 × 0 comments

community building

WATER AND WELFARE: Detroit’s community crisis

WATER AND WELFARE: Detroit’s community crisis

Between March and late July of 2014, the city of Detroit shut off running water, with little to no warning, to about 17,000 city...
September 14, 2014 × 0 comments

participatory culture

SOLIDARITY: Or, all mixed up in other people’s business?

SOLIDARITY: Or, all mixed up in other people’s business?

We’ve all of us been incensed by a news story, cultural trend or incident on the public bus that’s led us to understand that...
August 14, 2014 × 2 comments

community building

REACHING OUT: 5 easy ways to community build

REACHING OUT: 5 easy ways to community build

I get really skeptical about unambivalent nostalgia for the good-old-days because the good-old-days usually involved things like...
August 9, 2014 × 2 comments

participatory culture

THE PARADOX OF OUR GENERATION: Barrier-breaking individuals handicapped by chronic attention deficiency

THE PARADOX OF OUR GENERATION: Barrier-breaking individuals handicapped by chronic attention deficiency

Our generation has developed a knack for taking nearly every cultural category and smudging the defining lines. Of course, I’m...
June 22, 2014 × 0 comments

leadership

TRUE GOVERNMENT: Aligning with our cosmic purpose

TRUE GOVERNMENT: Aligning with our cosmic purpose

Planet Earth Magnificent blue and silver orb Coursing through space Not aimlessly, but on a mission Guided by cosmic design...
May 12, 2014 × 0 comments

participatory culture

RIGHTS REVOKED: Human rights don’t always follow a one-way evolutionary path

RIGHTS REVOKED: Human rights don’t always follow a one-way evolutionary path

Recently, the Canadian government tabled new legislation that would overhaul Canada’s current electoral system. The proposed...
May 1, 2014 × 1 comment