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Ileana Maestas

Disaster? Pack a Library Card - 0 views

    Great report on how the libraries in NY and New Jersey became centers of communication during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Could museum's serve the same purpose in their community? This concept could be worked into museums' Disaster Preparedness plan.
    Elaine Gurian has been advocating for years for museums to be "essential" in their communities. This is an example of walking the walk, not just talking the talk. Yes, museums should think about how they could serve their communities in the event of disasters and build those ideas into their prepardedness plans.
Elizabeth Merritt

Natural disasters can take a real toll on mental health - Futurity - 0 views

  • individuals who have been repeatedly exposed to major disasters show a reduction in mental health scores
  • many communities that reside along the Gulf Coast are at the nexus of exposures from natural and anthropogenic, or human-caused, hazards,
  • a composite score for both mental (MCS) and physical (PCS) health
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  • when individuals experienced two or more events over the past five years, their MCS averages fell below the expected national levels.
Karen Wade

How to defeat Alzheimer's - - 0 views

    Are we willing to spend the money to avert the looming healthcare disaster known as Baby Boomer Alzheimer's?
    This theme seems to be growing in media attention... I think the museum link is on 'creative aging' / therapeutic arts (experiences) ?
Ruth Cuadra

FEMA Strategic Foresight Initiative: Putting Foresight Into Practice - 0 views

    The SFI report Crisis and Disaster Resilience 2030 focused on a deep analysis of future emergency management needs. The more recent document Toward More Resilient Futures: Putting Foresight Into Practice shifts the focus from theory towards practice.
Elizabeth Merritt

The NFT Ecosystem Is a Complete Disaster - 0 views

  • Vignesh Sundaresan, a collector known as “MetaKovan” who purchased the $69 million Beeple NFT that touched off one of the earliest hype cycles around the digital assets. MetaKovan is the financier of Metapurse, a Singapore-based investment firm that earlier this year listed its mission as to "democratize access and ownership to artwork." Metapurse has bought 20 Beeple NFTs, four virtual museums, a soundtrack, and consolidated it all into an "NFT bundle" that offers fractionalized ownership through 10 million B20 tokens. Beeple, as it turns out, happens to be a business partner of MetaKovan and owns 2 percent of all B20 tokens, while MetaKovan owns another 59 percent.
  • a landmark October study published in Nature analyzing 6.1 million trades encompassing 4.7 million NFTs since 2017: the top ten percent of traders account for nearly 90 percent of all transactions, this group trades 97 percent of all NFTs at least once, and the greatest predictor of any NFT’s value isn’t its appearance but its previous price points.
Ruth Cuadra

Turning Floodwater into Drinking Water - 0 views

    A Thai government agency has developed a mobile unit called SOS that can purify contaminated water in the aftermath of a flood.
Ruth Cuadra

WHO: Cancer cases to rise 57% in 20 years in 'human disaster' - 0 views

    I think I have been overwhelmed by the statistics on Alzheimer's. This is actually a bigger and more far-reaching prediction.
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