The steps are small, but Keats thinks that this type of small action can help propel people out of paralysis on environmental issues. “In order to make [larger political] changes, what we need to do is to have a population that is proactive already,” he says. “It’s a matter of that initial threshold. . . . It may only be a gesture initially, but that gets people out into their own midst in terms of grappling with the Anthropocene rather than simply resigning themselves to the fact that we’ve entered into an epoch where all is lost and we’re so incredibly depressed at this point. The anxiety level is basically paralyzing for people by and large. And that’s understandable, but it isn’t going to help.” … [Read more...] about Are you ready to join the fight against the coming of the Anthropocene?
Political candidates spend millions of dollars honing their messages, paying close attention to language and tone, but that work may be for naught if they’re using the wrong typeface. Fonts and text stylings are perceived to have ideological meaning, per a new study in the Journal of Communication Studies. … [Read more...] about What your favorite font says about your political leaning