Borrowing from other blogs I follow (see Cool Links), each week (let’s say Fridays?) I’ll try to post a round-up of links I like – things that catch my eye, blow my mind or just make me laugh.
Here’s my roundup for this week:
- The entire Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report….in 19 illustrated haiku! Will the scientist storytellers please stand up? We desperately need more of you.
- Speaking of the devil, here’s a great article about how scientists (and all policymakers dealing with complex issues) need to overcome the problem of “storyphobia” and incorporate narrative structure into their communication endeavors – from a storytelling scientist himself!
- Ok last thing about storytelling I promise: the U.S. Department of State has teamed up with National Geographic to launch a new Fulbright Digital Storytelling Fellowship – climate change is one of the eligible topics.
- If you haven’t heard already (it’s been all over the news), a new report shows that poor countries are losing $1 trillion a year to illicit capital flows – 7 times the volume of aid. Who’s financing whom here?
- In this Tedx talk, the Sunlight Foundation’s Laurenellen McCann (named TIME Magazine’s 30 people under 30 changing the world) explores the relationship between information in cyberspace and public space with her project ArtAround…and she’s a great storyteller!