#FoossaFinds – 4 September 2014

#FoossaFinds curates insightful readings, awesome events, #SpiritAnimals, and other inspiration. Look for it weekly. 

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Wisdom Hackers

A group of thinkers from across art, literature, design, technology and innovation each explore a burning question that touches upon core themes of human agency and wisdom. Wisdom Hackers tackles questions of democracy, social consciousness, consumerism, the environment, family and our relationship to the physical world – in weekly Staves with accompanying video, images, sound and discussion. Join us for a journey into the unknown…

ARTICLES

Surviving the Ups and Downs of Social Movements
Mark Engler & Paul Engler, Waging Nonviolence
What to do during a lull in a movement’s visible progress, and why a win may arrive with more of a whimper than a roar.

Can Monasteries Be a Model for Reclaiming Tech Culture for Good?
Nathan Schneider, The Nation
Hackers are transforming an ancient city into a prototype for the future.

EVENTS

Be Social Change Class: #DesignThyself – Applying Design Principles to Personal Growth
Note the new date and time: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:15-9:00 PM, Centre For Social Innovation, 601 W 26th Street, Suite 325, New York, NY 10001
Are you interested in learning about design principles to affect change in the world? Why not start with yourself? #DesignThyself brings design thinking and design doing to a personal level. Learn how to use design as a tool for changing your own creative habits and behavior. Learn how to use design principles and methodology to cultivate a new creative habit and to make an intentional and proactive change in your life. We will draw from the fields of interaction design, activism for social/cultural change, as well as cognitive psychology. This class is based on material previously offered at the School of Visual Arts MFA Design for Social Innovation and on Skillshare.com. Register today.

TEDxGramercy | Grit 
Saturday, 27 September 2014, 4-8 PM, Mason Hall, Baruch college, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Get early-bird tickets.

#SPIRITANIMALS

Cute Baby Lemurs! 
National Geographic

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#FoossaFinds – 1 August 2014

#FoossaFinds curates insightful readings, awesome events, #SpiritAnimals, and other inspiration. Look for it weekly. Reposted from Foossa.com/blog.

ARTICLES

The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illness
Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
The science behind the “tortured genius” myth and what it reveals about how the creative mind actually works.

What Fonts Tell Us About the Global Economics of the Internet
Nikhil Sonnad, Quartz
Everybody Kerns.

Black Homeowners Are Worse Off Today Than They Were 40 Years Ago
Kriston Capps, Atlantic City Lab
A new study finds that African Americans are dramatically more likely to transition back to renter status than whites.

How to Build a Feminist Workplace
Elizabeth Segran, Fast Company
Companies need to “lean in” towards the needs of women.

EVENTS

Feijoada, Friends, and Fundraising Party
Saturday, 2 August 2014, 8-11:30 PM, New York Capoeira Center, 107 Suffolk Street #307, New York, NY 10002
Sample feijoada, the national dish of Brazil. Enjoy an evening of capoeira, Afro-Brazilian-Drumming, and music by DJ Gaudhi. And support the work of a community non-profit brining achievement, leadership, and respect to local youth. Admission (includes food): $20.

TEDxGramercy | Grit 
Saturday, 27 September 2014, 4-8 PM, Mason Hall, Baruch college, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Get early-bird tickets and suggest speakers.

VIDEO

What is Design Thinking from Daylight on Vimeo.

#SPIRITANIMALS

Divebombing monkeys beat the summer heat!
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Lion, tiger, bear are best friends at Georgia exotic animal sanctuary
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Tumblr: Confused Cats Against Feminism
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