Tag Archives: Open

Positive words: The glue to social interaction

Joan Robinson EurekAlert Words charged with a positive emotional content are used more frequently, thus enhancing human communication. Scientists at ETH Zurich have studied the use of language, finding that words with a positive emotional content are more frequently used … Continue reading

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H. G. Wells: The Open Conspiracy (selected passages – 1933)

Panarchy.org Note H. G. Wells launched the idea of an Open Conspiracy in a booklet in 1928 and then, in a more extended text, in 1933. Here we offer some extracts from the various chapters of the later work. The … Continue reading

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Garbage Warrior

Open Eye Media/ITVS International/Sundance About Garbage Warrior What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and … Continue reading

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Lessons in Resistance: Open Source

James Corbett The Corbett Report Can we imagine a world without intellectual property? With the various enemies of freedom finding ever more elaborate ways to control the internet, we may have to find an answer to that question sooner than … Continue reading

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Introduction to Political Philosophy

Yale University This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life … Continue reading

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400 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Open Culture Get free online courses from the world’s leading universities. This collection includes over 400 free courses in the liberal arts and sciences. Download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player. Read More: 400 … Continue reading

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55 Free Philosophy Courses

Open Culture The Philosophy section of our big Free Courses collection just went through a major update, and it now lists more than 50 courses — 55 to be precise. Enough to give you a soup-to-nuts introduction to a timeless discipline. … Continue reading

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Open Seeds: Biopiracy and the Patenting of Life

Global Research TV As the world begins to digest the implications of intellectual property for online censorship, another IP issue threatens an even more fundamental part of our daily lives: our food supply. Backed by legal precedent and armed with … Continue reading

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TEDxManhattan – Robert S Lawrence MD – Effects of a High Meat Diet on Public Health

Robert S Lawrence TED Robert S. Lawrence, MD is the Center for a Livable Future Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with joint appointments as Professor of Health Policy, … Continue reading

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TEDxManhattan – Kavita Shukla – Can a Simple Piece of Paper Change the Way We Eat?

Kavita Shukla TED Kavita M. Shukla is the Inventor and Founder/CEO of Fenugreen (www.fenugreen.com), a pioneer in the movement towards sustainable, active, natural food packaging. Fenugreen is addressing the massive, yet often overlooked global challenge of food spoilage (25% of … Continue reading

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