Flock Theory - A New Model of Emergent Self-Organization in Human Interaction. The Characteristics and Emerging Behaviors of System-of-Systems. Concepts and Theories of Social Structure. Sample Projects. Welcome to All Beings. Archetype in Action™ Organization - Putting Achetype to Work for the Good of Society. ShapeShift. Large-scale participatory futures systems. Anarcho-primitivism. History Origins Anarchism started to have an ecological view mainly in the writings of American individualist anarchist and transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau.
In his book Walden, he advocates simple living and self-sufficiency among natural surroundings in resistance to the advancement of industrial civilization. "Many have seen in Thoreau one of the precursors of ecologism and anarcho-primitivism represented today by John Zerzan. For George Woodcock, this attitude can also be motivated by the idea of resistance to progress and the rejection of the increasing materialism that characterized North American society in the mid-19th century. This tendency was strong enough as to call the attention of the CNT–FAI in Spain. Recent themes Drifter (person) A 2004 poster announcing a large-scale dérive in London, led by a psychogeographical society In psychogeography, a dérive is an unplanned journey through a landscape, usually urban, on which the subtle aesthetic contours of the surrounding architecture and geography subconsciously direct the travellers, with the ultimate goal of encountering an entirely new and authentic experience.
Situationist theorist Guy Debord defines the dérive as "a mode of experimental behavior linked to the conditions of urban society: a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances. " He also notes that "the term also designates a specific uninterrupted period of dériving. " History The Micro-Sociology of Networks. Hypergogue - Learning support for hyperconnectivity. Chuck Blakeman / The Industrial Age is Dead - Time is the New Money. The Industrial Age brought us two incredibly bad ideas that led to many other bad ideas: Retirement Separation of work and play A few weeks ago we said retirement is a bankrupt industrial age idea .
Here we’re saying separation of work and play is a bad idea. Time vs. Money A young web designer friend of mine just one year out of college was given a huge pay raise by an ad agency, from $48,000 to $69,000. He would have worked in the evening, and that would have had no impact on the company, but they were stuck in the Industrial Age that valued money over time, and couldn’t see it. Utopia Evolution: Utopia as the Evolution of True Knowledge of Reality (WSM) into Human Society.
Motor: Best Vehicles for Navigating the Apocalypse. Illustration: Oksana Badrak The four horsemen of the apocalypse can afford to be smug bastards.
They have transportation. But after they gallop off into the sunset, you—assuming you’ve somehow survived—are still going to need a ride. The good news: Since civilization will be in ruins, waiting in line at the DMV won’t be an issue. You’ll be free to commandeer just about anything you want. 1// USS Freedom (LSC-1) Cars and bikes won’t do you any good after the flood, my friend. 2// Mercedes-BENZ 300D.
Coalition of the Willing. The Space Hijackers Homepage. 9 Ways To Elevate Your Speaking To Black Belt Level. Let's say you know the standard speaking tips, tricks and fare. You're good... you can get by. How do you elevate things to the next level? Over the past few years, I've spoken at a lot of events. Beyond just speaking (and getting better at it by practicing), I am sharing the stage with many different types of speakers and speaking styles. It's in the nuances that you learn how the masters do it.
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SocialVest, MicroPlace, Vittana can help you make a difference Target audience: Social change organizations, nonprofits, NGOs, students, educators, individuals. Guest post by Shira Lazar While there might be more noise in the social good space, there are also more tools to make giving easier and more accessible than ever. Whether you want to start a movement, do something to give back or just share your story, here are some great platforms that are enabling different ways for people to participate and make a difference. SocialVest: Support causes through shopping 1Founded by Adam Ross, Socialvest marries shopping and giving together to make it easy for people to support their favorite causes by creating a fundraising channel out of everyday shopping. Causes: Mobilize your Facebook friends. Static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=state-dept-slides-101108002222-phpapp01&stripped_title=techstate-5699675&userName=kanter.
Adam Elkus: Beyond Twitter Revolutions and False Choices. Malcolm Gladwell's recent New Yorker essay on social media and political power introduced an insular debate among technologists to the general public.
It also inadvertently demonstrated the social media debate's analytical vacuity. Gladwell argues that digital spectacle cannot replace old-fashioned analog methods of transmuting public sentiment into political power. His critics counter that he underrates the power of networks and technology. Both sides both ultimately err in their implicit assumption that technology is a discrete and autonomous tool external to human relations.
Gladwell's piece and the debate surrounding it sheds little light on political power and technology.
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