Every so often, interesting things actually come in the old-fashioned postal mail. A few days ago, I got a mailing from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. I’d long known about their award-winning (and quirky) journal, The Hedgehog Review, but what I didn’t know as well until they sent me their annual report was that they had recently launched four new interesting blogs. Two in particular might be of interest to MISSION:WORK readers:
The Infernal Machine attempts to get a hold of our world’s rapid technological changes and consider them in terms of questions about the good, the true, and the beautiful.
Common Place is an on-line venue to address the question: What does it mean and take for a community and its residents to thrive? Common Place is a forum to explore the possibilities of working across differences among social sectors, classes, race and ethnicity, religion, and politics in order to create unusual coalitions and new possibilities for human flourishing.
We recommend you check them out. (Starring on Common Place just now, for example, is an article about how architecture can help urban thriving. You can also read about their Thriving Cities Project.)
Who else do you know that is reflecting on these kinds of questions? We’d like to feature them here!