Tag Archives: WP

Nihilism and Beanbag Chairs

We’re all doomed. At least, that’s what I and the majority of my classmates thought at the end of our first week in DHM 1101. Sitting in beanbag chairs (which proved to be both comfortable and stylish) we spoke of … Continue reading

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Are we the next Easter Islanders?

For class today, students were asked to read “The Lessons of Easter Island” and take notes of what we thought were some of the important points. Let me first start by saying that I encourage those who have not read … Continue reading

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Treat Earth right, she’s the only home we got

This week’s topic was about Wicked problems and how they can cause collapse. In the in class conversation on Thursday, I contributed to the discussion about how different our problems are from that of Easter Island. Our problems today are … Continue reading

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We Caused the Collapse

During the first week of class, the discussion was around the basis of collapse around the world. This topic is always terrifying to think about because it feels as if I am in a world that I cannot help, but … Continue reading

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The End of The World As We Know It

Last week’s topic in my Wicked Problems course was wicked sustainability problems and collapse. In our first class we began to understand what wicked problems were and what makes a problem wicked. We also discussed Easter Island and the crumbling … Continue reading

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Colorful Beanbags & Easter Island

Colorful beanbags. That was what caught my eye as I rushed into room 215 HSCI, at least 5 minutes late and out of breath from the run from my dorm. I was expecting the usual rows of desks, the annoyingly … Continue reading

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Self-Interests: the Downfall of the American Dream.

In regards to learning about collapse I contributed the points that we should ask for help when trying to make our community survive when we’re running out of basic necessities, that even though we have the internet and more technological … Continue reading

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