Daily Diigo Public Link 01/11/2008

by Yule Heibel on January 10, 2008

In 2008, let us challenge the Politics of Apocalypse | spiked  Annotated

tags: apocalypse, criticalthinking, frank_furedi, opinion, political_correctness, public_opinion, spiked_online

The issues that Furedi raise have been bugging me for a couple of years now — ever since running into James Kunstler and his ueber-successful economic project of making a living off scaring the pants off people. I find refreshing Furedi’s spin on the matter — that we seem to be losing “humanism” (in what I feel is a medievalist world view), and I appreciate his lament that “Public figures appear to have lost the capacity to reassure or lead people.” Disaster sells, including at the polls/ in the voting booth.

Urban Mapping Gives Us Free Neighborhoods

tags: cities, mapping_apps, neighbourhoods, software, urbanplanning

The resurfacing (as in coming up, not getting paved over!) of neighbourhoods… Interesting comments thread, too, re. the “free” aspect.
All for the US at this point, Canada seems out of the loop.

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