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Century of Self

This is an award winning documentary from British tv that takes a look at the systematic campaigns to control and influence public opinions and beliefs during the previous century in American culture.  This is the first episode in the four part series.

Proposal to tear down I-280 exit and remove Caltrains Railyard

Razing I-280 stub only part of vision

Realtors, developers, and transportation planners are pushing the city of San Francisco to consider a plan to remove portions of I-280 and the Caltrains rail-yard.  Read more about the proposal in the SFgate link below.

The portion of 280 to be removed as well as the Caltrain railyard.  Systems Mural is nestled just in between the two.

The portion of 280 to be removed as well as the Caltrain railyard.  Systems Mural is nestled just in between the two.

Kqed's Michael Krasny with guest Neil Shubin - The Universe Within

He made scientific history when he discovered a fossilized fish that was the "missing link" between land and sea creatures. Now paleontologist and popular science writer Neil Shubin is focusing his attention on the links between humans, rocks and plants -- and how clues to the universe's 14-billion-year history can be found in our bodies. Shubin joins us to talk about his new book, "The Universe Within."


The Reason for the (Flu) Season • Viruses

When you get the flu, viruses turn your cells into tiny factories that help spread the disease. In this animation, NPR's Robert Krulwich and medical animator David Bolinsky explain how a flu virus can trick a single cell into making a million more viruses.

Brains are automatic, but people are free

Do you believe in total free will, are we natural automatons or a combination of both?  Michael S. Gazzaniga, professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, gives his thoughts regarding free will as it relates to our understanding of the "mechanics"  of the brain.    Gazzaniga suggest it is both with "personal accountability being essential or the whole thing falls apart."

A good place to start - The Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff is a great resource for 'systems thinkers".  It's website, storyofstuff.org has lots of videos and other information that explore economic, political and other types of systems and how to respond to them.  This video was the first in the series that provides an overview of how "The System" is not operating in a sustainable way.

Welcome to the new site

Systems Mural Project has a new site!  This is the spot for Systems Thinkers.  We're going to be posting interesting articles and links to sites and stories that will raise your awareness of the interconnections going on all around you.  From the practical to the profound, we'll be posting about the natural systems found within the ecology, the systems we create to try to manage this mess, and the belief systems that structure our behavior and culture.

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