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On Mars | Board Game | BoardGameGeek
In 2025, the first settlers arrived on Mars! The first small colonies developed and now, 10 years later, a group of very powerful space exploration companies are establishing a major colony ruled by a terrestrial organization, the OMDE (Organization for Mars Development and Exploration).

As an astronaut from a private space exploration company, you want to be a pioneer in developing the biggest, most advanced colony on Mars, achieving the OMDE goals as well as your company’s hidden agenda.

By bringing in and managing settlers, you’ll be able to explore, mine, build, power, and upgrade buildings.

You will lead the construction and assembly of farm domes, water compounds, and power generators.

Trade or buy in markets both locally and on Earth.

And in the end, become a self-sufficient colony independent of any terrestrial organization.

Do you dare to take part in mankind’s next biggest conquest?

Grab a piece of it for yourself!

The game starts with a small colony and a few buildings already built: the O₂ factory, shelters, a generator, a farm, and a water compound.
Pol._11  mars  state  Power_materials  Violence_y_Power  Leadership  SON 
october 2018 by Jibarosoy
The Power of Positive People - The New York Times
Are you spending time with the right people for your health and happiness?

While many of us focus primarily on diet and exercise to achieve better health, science suggests that our well-being also is influenced by the company we keep. Researchers have found that certain health behaviors appear to be contagious and that our social networks — in person and online — can influence obesity, anxiety and overall happiness. A recent report found that a person’s exercise routine was strongly influenced by his or her social network.
Pol.11  Pol._11  Power_materials  Psychology  philosophy  relationships 
september 2018 by Jibarosoy
Theater of the Oppressed
Boal (1995: 8) honestly admits that at first, “for someone like me, fleeing explicit dictatorships of a cruel and brutal nature, these themes seemed superficial and scarcely worthy of attention. It was as if I was always asking, mechanically: ‘But where are the cops?’” However, as he became more aware of the extent of these problems – particularly the high suicide rates in Sweden and Finland, nations he had always considered as close to utopian – he searched for ways to use the Forum’s system of images and interactive scenes to lend form to these hidden oppressions and activate spect-actor energy to propose solutions.The key to this project was the idea of external “cops”who had internalized their control over groups and individuals. He wrote, “I started from the following hypothesis: the cops are in our heads, but their headquarters and barracks must be on the outside. The task was to discover how these cops got into our heads, and to invent ways of dislodging them.”
bryonn  theater  police  Violence_y_Power  activities  Pol.11  Pol._11  Pol._147  Power_materials 
september 2018 by Jibarosoy
5 Improv Games for Any Content Area - WeAreTeachers
raditionally, this game is between two performers, each of whom can only speak in questions.  I’ve used it with great success in sixth grade to teach declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences.  I give each kid a piece of paper with his or her type of sentence, they get a scenario—“You’re at a party”—and they have a dialogue in which they can only use their type of sentence. I’ve done it with less success in seventh grade with simple, compound, and complex sentences. I don’t know how you’d use it in science or social studies, but I’m sure there’s a way!
Pol.11  Pol._11  Teaching  questioning  Power_materials  critical_thinking 
september 2018 by Jibarosoy
Politics and Power - Teaching TSP Exercises
In our volume The Social Side of Politics, Vincent J. Roscigno’s article, “Power, Sociologically Speaking,” serves as the lead essay. In it, we learn that you can’t discuss politics without discussing power. This activity helps highlight the point for students and instructors alike.
Pol._11  Pol.11  Power_materials  Teaching  activities 
september 2018 by Jibarosoy
Opinion | How I Voted in Venezuela’s (Non) Election - The New York Times
On my way home, I walk through the municipal market, and there, there is life. It’s loud, and busy with people. Some are selling plantains, yuccas and onions, or cheese, or homemade corn dough, or deodorant and toothpaste, which you can’t find in the supermarkets anymore. Others are counting stack after stack of worthless bank notes.

There’s one guy selling coffee; he grinds the beans right in front of you. I count. He has a line of 43 people — more than all the voting centers I visited this morning combined.
Pol._11  Passions  reasoning  Violence_y_Power  Power_materials  Latino  war  state  Leadership  authority 
may 2018 by Jibarosoy
Average American worker takes less vacation than a medieval peasant - Business Insider
Go back 200, 300, or 400 years and you find that most people did not work very long hours at all. In addition to relaxing during long holidays, the medieval peasant took his sweet time eating meals, and the day often included time for an afternoon snooze.
"The tempo of life was slow, even leisurely; the pace of work relaxed," notes Shor. "Our ancestors may not have been rich, but they had an abundance of leisure."
Pol._11  pol.639  IPE  work  capitalism  Power_materials 
may 2018 by Jibarosoy
From foraging to farming: the 10,000-year revolution | University of Cambridge
Recent evidence, however, has suggested that the first stirrings of the revolution began even earlier, perhaps as far back as 19,000 years ago. Stimulating this reinterpretation of human prehistory are discoveries by the Epipalaeolithic Foragers in Azraq Project (EFAP), a group of archaeologists and bioarchaeologists working in the Jordanian desert comprising University of Cambridge’s Dr Jay Stock, Dr Lisa Maher (University of California, Berkeley) and Dr Tobias Richter (University of Copenhagen).

Over the past four years, their research has uncovered dramatic evidence of changes in the behaviour of hunter-gatherers that casts new light on agriculture’s origins, as Dr Stock described: “Our work suggests that these hunter-gatherer communities were starting to congregate in large numbers in specific places, build architecture and show more-complex ritual and symbolic burial practices – signs of a greater attachment to a location and a changing pattern of social complexity that imply they were on the trajectory toward agriculture.”
Pol._11  Pol._202_Nation_State_  Violence_y_Power  SON  development  Economics 
april 2018 by Jibarosoy
An evolutionary model explaining the Neolithic transition from egalitarianism to leadership and despotism
The Neolithic was marked by a transition from small and relatively egalitarian groups to much larger groups with increased stratification. But, the dynamics of this remain poorly understood. It is hard to see how despotism can arise without coercion, yet coercion could not easily have occurred in an egalitarian setting. Using a quantitative model of evolution in a patch-structured population, we demonstrate that the interaction between demographic and ecological factors can overcome this conundrum. We model the coevolution of individual preferences for hierarchy alongside the degree of despotism of leaders, and the dispersal preferences of followers. We show that voluntary leadership without coercion can evolve in small groups, when leaders help to solve coordination problems related to resource production. An example is coordinating construction of an irrigation system. Our model predicts that the transition to larger despotic groups will then occur when: (i) surplus resources lead to demographic expansion of groups, removing the viability of an acephalous niche in the same area and so locking individuals into hierarchy; (ii) high dispersal costs limit followers' ability to escape a despot. Empirical evidence suggests that these conditions were probably met, for the first time, during the subsistence intensification of the Neolithic.
SON  Pol._11  state  development  Violence_y_Power 
april 2018 by Jibarosoy
Features | Slack
It simplifies communication

Slack brings all your team's communication together, giving everyone a shared workspace where conversations are organized and accessible.
LIUBLC  Learning_Communities_activities  software  communications  steps  LIU  Pol._11 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
12 books that every leader should read | Ladders | Business News & Career Advice
2. Influence by Robert Cialdini. The classic book about how to persuade people to do things, how to defend against persuasion attempts, and the underlying evidence. I have been using this in class at Stanford for over 25 years, and I have had dozens of students say to me years later “I don’t remember much else about your class, but I still use and think about that Cialdini book.” I also am impressed with Cialdini’s 2016 bestseller, Pre-Suasion, which adds wonderful new evidence-based twists. And while some of the examples in the original book are getting a bit dated, I suggest starting with the classic and then reading the new one.
Leadership  Pol._147  Power_materials  Pol._11  Teaching 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
How Hunter-Gatherers May Hold the Key to our Economic Future - Evonomics
“Imagine a society in which the work week seldom exceeds 19 hours, material wealth is considered a burden, and no one is much richer than anyone else”, gushed Time Magazine in an editorial about the Bushmen in November 1969, “The people are comfortable, peaceable, happy and secure…This Elysian community actually exists.”
SON  state  Economics  capitalism  Power_materials  Violence_y_Power  pol.639  Pol._11 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
Magic Genie: Quick Exercise on Politics, Distribution, Decision Rules, and Deaths | Active Learning in Political Science ©
I did a quick exercise with my intro IR class yesterday that reinforced a lesson on the meaning of politics and its distributive implications, showed them how decision rules matter, and served as a jumping off point for a discussion about Mueller’s arguments about the overblown nature of the terrorist threat. The exercise is very simple, and only takes about five-ten minutes.

I split students into groups of four and gave them one of the following two prompts:
pol.639  Pol._11  games  Simulations  politics  international  policy  Violence_y_Power 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
What to Wear to Smash the State - The New York Times
Nearly immediately, the benefits of such a uniform were realized.

“Everyone quickly figured out,” Mr. Young wrote, that “having a massive group of people all dressed the same with their faces covered not only helps in defending against the police, but also makes it easier for saboteurs to take the offensive against storefronts, banks and any other material symbols and power centers of capitalism and the state.”
Passions  reasoning  Power_materials  Violence_y_Power  Pol._11  clothing  Groups 
december 2017 by Jibarosoy

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