joy faber

recycling artist, Read "Write" Literacy of Torrance County
Moriarty, NM, United States

About joy

Bio

I have been recycling and combining unrelated objects almost as long as I can remember. It's a compulsion.

Areas of Expertise

inovation, art /design experimentation

An idea worth spreading

There is real $ to be made in better utilizing our (cast off) resources.

I'm passionate about

At this moment I'm passionate about talking to people face to face about new ideas.

Talk to me about

How do people (in the US) with limited resources get recognized when they have a good idea?

People don't know I'm good at

Listening and asking good questions.

My TED story

A friend referred me to the site. I can't get enough, can't talk to enough people about it. What is it leading to?

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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joy faber
Posted over 1 year ago
How can we best engage college students in the idea of learning instead of just getting a degree?
Another thing students must understand is that teachers are doing a job. They are trying to build up their credentials so they can get the next big promotion. How students "feel" about the teacher is not high on the list of criteria for promotion. The teacher has to write and get published, has to show initiative, leadership, personal excellence. Teachers are not there to pander to the needs of every slow or lazy student. Kids have to be self motivated and self directed to learn.
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joy faber
Posted over 1 year ago
How can we best engage college students in the idea of learning instead of just getting a degree?
When I started back to college @ 38 yo, I was interested in metallurgy and welding, after completing a one year program I moved on to an associate of applied science. Along the way I picked up an associate of liberal arts. When I moved to a four year university I designed my own program through University studies. I took writing classes, communication and journalism, fine art, and English. What surprised me was what I didn't know but needed to before I started into any new course of study. I think all schools need to take student feedback more seriously. Students need to be prepared for the rigors of college from K-12. I read a lot of student papers which demonstrated very poor grammar and poor organization skills. Colleges have to provide more of an educational "experience" if they want students to have a zest for learning. It's also a good idea to point out that knowing a little about a lot of fields helps you navigate in society. Where learning everything you can about one field will help you earn a living. Both are necessary.
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joy faber
Posted over 1 year ago
Ellen Jorgensen: Biohacking -- you can do it, too
It's great that information hoarding is coming to and end...just in time for a recession that has some people (in my rural community) without the gas money to get to a nearby food bank. And the only time their kids get out of the house is when they are picked up the school bus so a teacher making 50 grand a year can tell them anything's possible. Put that in your DNA sequencer and smoke it!
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joy faber
Posted over 1 year ago
Is the total eradication of mosquitoes a true solution?
Will killing off ALL mosquito kill off bats as well. Bats are pollinators. I do not want to have to pollinate everything with a paint brush do you? I think this is a huge mistep. http://www.ted.com/talks/emma_teeling_the_secret_of_the_bat_genome.html?quote=1955
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joy faber
Posted over 1 year ago
Imagine a scenario this century that is very bleak for agriculture. What do you think we should do to address humanity's thrivability?
The first thing needing attention is the ?50% or so who don't really care. They have to purpose or meaning in their lives, no goals, and no prevalent system of values to encourage them to modify their behavior. Our governments and institutions have proven themselves impotent and slovenly; if it's every one for him or her self why bother? The first thing WE need to do is stop voting, stop shopping and give God a little CPR!
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Posted over 1 year ago
Imagine a scenario this century that is very bleak for agriculture. What do you think we should do to address humanity's thrivability?
The transcrip of the first video looks like it was run through a bad translator. My video card is going out so I have no other way to watch the vid right now.Second video no transcript available. Couldn't get any of them to play and there are no good transcripts. This is typical of the forge ahead screw everybody else mentality that is going to and is bringing our society down. It's sad to see it here.