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These are turbulent days – I hope that you’re energized and healthy.

If you have been nudged to work from home you’re likely facing some new challenges, I have collected some links which might help. You can always unsubscribe, forward, or share links you think should belong here.

Jenifer Garvey Berger–the complexity and leadership author–wrote a great virtual meeting 101 set of rules
"Connection is tied to a sense of well-being, to reduced levels of stress, to increased creativity. Isolation creates a knock on effect that lowers our immune system, decreases our mental capacity, and makes us more likely to fall into the mindtraps that prevent our learning and thus are so unhelpful in complexity." 

↳ Keeping close while we keep our distance: Six ingredients to staying connected and creative in a virtual world

If you’re at a loss for virtual meeting tools, this article has been circulating in some Slack groups: 

↳The 10 Best Free Video Conferencing Tools to Choose From

A slightly more critical, or at least thought provoking take on what we’re collectively going through by Li Edelkoort:
“It seems we are massively entering a quarantine of consumption where we will learn how to be happy just with a simple dress, rediscovering old favourites we own, reading a forgotten book and cooking up a storm to make life beautiful … ”

↳ Coronavirus offers “a blank page for a new beginning” says Li Edelkoort 

Story generously shared by Claire Mitchell
Taleb is known for his unique point of view – this is an interesting, and analytical take on the unknowingness we’re all experiencing right now

↳ Why it’s better to panic early: Nassim Nicholas Taleb & Yaneer Bar-Yam
Some of you might know that I send a weekly research update from Meta–Medium: this week’s might be relevant to some of these points. 
  • Zach Lieberman started a Slack for design educators needing support in the switch for online teaching:
  • We will be meeting for lunch hour and conversation over Zoom all of week: Join here
↳ Meta Medium #10: Hyperlocal or Globally Connected 
↳ Bell telephone magazine, 1973

Thank you for reading, 

Nitzan H.
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