Happy Valentine's Day from Systems Mural Project
This is an award winning documentary from British tv that takes a look at the systematic campaigns to control and influence public opinions and beliefs during the previous century in American culture. This is the first episode in the four part series.
Razing I-280 stub only part of vision
Realtors, developers, and transportation planners are pushing the city of San Francisco to consider a plan to remove portions of I-280 and the Caltrains rail-yard. Read more about the proposal in the SFgate link below.
He made scientific history when he discovered a fossilized fish that was the "missing link" between land and sea creatures. Now paleontologist and popular science writer Neil Shubin is focusing his attention on the links between humans, rocks and plants -- and how clues to the universe's 14-billion-year history can be found in our bodies. Shubin joins us to talk about his new book, "The Universe Within."
When you get the flu, viruses turn your cells into tiny factories that help spread the disease. In this animation, NPR's Robert Krulwich and medical animator David Bolinsky explain how a flu virus can trick a single cell into making a million more viruses.
In this mind blowing video presented by TED, Drew Berry shows us visualizations of the human body's systems at the cellular and molecular level.
In this short video, renowned mythologist, Joseph Campbell speaks on the topic of order.
Jason Silva rants poetic in his video expressing the interrelatedness of all things. "Man-made systems are looking exactly like natural systems."
Do you believe in total free will, are we natural automatons or a combination of both? Michael S. Gazzaniga, professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, gives his thoughts regarding free will as it relates to our understanding of the "mechanics" of the brain. Gazzaniga suggest it is both with "personal accountability being essential or the whole thing falls apart."
This short video goes one step beyond the surface of what it means to live sustainably.
The Story of Stuff is a great resource for 'systems thinkers". It's website, storyofstuff.org has lots of videos and other information that explore economic, political and other types of systems and how to respond to them. This video was the first in the series that provides an overview of how "The System" is not operating in a sustainable way.
Systems Mural Project has a new site! This is the spot for Systems Thinkers. We're going to be posting interesting articles and links to sites and stories that will raise your awareness of the interconnections going on all around you. From the practical to the profound, we'll be posting about the natural systems found within the ecology, the systems we create to try to manage this mess, and the belief systems that structure our behavior and culture.