Leading futurist Bob Johansen shows how a new way of thinking, enhanced by new technologies, will help leaders break free of limiting labels and see new gradients of possibility in a chaotic world. The future will get even more perplexing over the next decade, and we are not ready. The dilemma is that we're restricted by rigid categorical thinking that freezes people and organizations in neatly defined boxes that often are inaccurate or obsolete. Categories lead us toward certainty but away from clarity, and categorical thinking moves us away from understanding the bigger picture. Sticking with this old way of thinking and seeing isn't just foolish, it's dangerous. Full-spectrum thinking is the ability to seek patterns and clarity outside, across, beyond, or maybe even without any boxes or categories while resisting false certainty and simplistic binary choices. It reveals our commonalities that are hidden in plain view. Bob Johansen lays out the core concepts of full-spectrum thinking and reveals the role that digital media—including gameful engagement, big-data analytics, visualization, blockchain, and machine learning—will play in facilitating and enhancing it. He offers examples of broader spectrums and new applications in a wide range of areas that will become possible first, then mandatory. This visionary book provides powerful ways to make sense of new opportunities and see the world as it really is.
Rosita- The Farmhouse Near the Sea is the second book of the Rosita series. This adventure takes Rosita and her forever family to the Carolina coastal area, where she is introduced to a beautiful and wonderful body of water that is so vast it is impossible for her to see across to the other shore. She plays an important role in the restoration of Luke’s beloved grandmamma’s home and is instrumental in helping him come to terms with the anguish of his early childhood years. Most important, she meets and becomes part of the daily life of a small boy whose story is much like Luke’s story; a boy who has never before known how it feels to be loved. Through it all, each in his own way acknowledges the unchanging and everlasting love of God.
Far More than We Think is an exploration of how spirituality, in its broadest sense, can be the logical solution to the many challenges of everyday modern living. These are wise words, spoken with humility, and the conclusions are surprisingly simple yet deeply profound. This debut work is a fusion of contemporary and ancient wisdom, scientific fact, and personal experience. The author builds a logical case for spirituality that leads to a conclusion that we really are far more than we think. If you have ever thought that there must be more to life than your current experience so far, then this book could mark an important turning point. If it does so for you, even to a small extent, then the purpose in sharing these thoughts will have been fulfilled.
This anthology addresses videogames long history of fandom, and fans’ important role in game history and preservation. In order to better understand and theorize video games and game playing, it is necessary to study the activities of gamers themselves. Gamers are active creators in generating meaning; they are creators of media texts they share with other fans (mods, walkthroughs, machinima, etc); and they have played a central role in curating and preserving games through activities such as their collective work on: emulation, creating online archives and the forensic archaeology of code. This volume brings together essays that explore game fandom from diverse perspectives that examine the complex processes at work in the phenomenon of game fandom and its practices. Contributors aim to historicize game fandom, recognize fan contributions to game history, and critically assess the role of fans in ensuring that game culture endures through the development of archives.
Our Mind-boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity
Author: David Blatner
Pubpsher: A&C Black
The universe is a mind-boggling place, full of things seemingly too big and too small to understand. How can we visualise the minuscule world of the atom and the vastness of our galaxy? How can we grasp a billionth of a second and a billion years? Or the freezing point of Helium and the heat generated by the blast of an atomic bomb? David Blatner's solution is to put these and many other 'inconceivable' items on six spectrums – numbers, size, light, sound, heat and time – that put them into a human perspective. Full of facts, illustrations and anecdotes, Spectrums proves that we really can make sense of our extraordinary universe. Visit spectrums.com for amazing interactive charts, videos and more
"This book on Tarot and Consciousness explains how Tarot can lead to rich and creative spiritual development with readings that juxtapose spirituality, science, mediation using an advanced deck of cards with contemporary integral concepts"--
"Art Rosengarten offers us an engaging approach to oracle wisdom. His highly original interpretation allows us to explore openness and transcend fixed beliefs, without needing to begin with a problem, or look for complex understandings." -Peter Fenner, author, The Radiant Mind Course "A breathtakingly original work of pure genius." -Lon Milo DuQuette, author, Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot The Tarot Of The Nine Paths (TNP) is a magnificently crafted deck of cards concerned exclusively with tarot's "higher keys." As a perfect matrix of twenty-seven principles, TNP is useful in all processes of spiritual growth and awareness. It draws from the meaningful coincidences that contextualize ordinary days into journeys of awareness. Without pressure to obtain answers, windows are opened naturally for deeper connection to life experiences. Beautifully boxed with an instructional guidebook, special spreads, and original lexicon, the cards can be used to address problems or, more naturally, as an effortless clearing to the present moment. One needs no previous knowledge or special abilities to enjoy working with these stunning symbols.
Properties and objects are present all over the world. We cannot take a step without walking into them; we cannot construct a theory in science without referencing them. Given their ubiquitous character, one might think that there would be a standard metaphysical account of properties and objects, but properties and objects remain a philosophical mystery. In this book Douglas Ehring presents a defense of tropes and of trope bundle theory as the best accounts ofproperties and objects, and advocates a specific brand of trope nominalism, Natural Class Trope Nominalism. He pursues each of these tasks separately. The first Part of the book provides a general introduction and defense of tropes and trope bundle theory. Ehring demonstrates that there are tropesand indicates some of the things that tropes can do for us metaphysically, including helping to solve the problems of mental causation, while remaining neutral between different theories of tropes. In the second Part he offers a more specific defense of Natural Class Trope Nominalism, and provides a full analysis of what a trope is.
Race and Hunger in National and International Perspective
Author: David L.L. Shields
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Category: Social Science
The first book ever to examine the links between hunger and race, The Color of Hunger probes the contemporary and historical reasons hunger is concentrated among people of color, both domestically and globally.