Melissa Sterry: Interview on Bionic City

Categories: Design
Melissa Sterry

Melissa Sterry

DESIGN TRUTH

EXTRACT

You say that humanity “is a fresher at the University of Life”. How important do you think it is to decode nature before coding technology?

In my experience, a sizeable quantity of that which is positioned as a ‘solution’ to a current or anticipated future problem is flawed, and sometimes deeply so. Often the flaws are technical, as for example with a great many ‘green building’ proposals that involve sticking trees on balconies and roofs.  . . .  Five decades later and the same mistakes are being made. Not only that, but we’re arguably seeing even greater levels of ignore in regard of science.

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Jun 16

Berto Jongman: Will US Collapse Soon? Robert Steele: Should EU Be Thinking About Post-US NATO?

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Unthinkable: Brazilian Journalist Mulls Soviet-Style Collapse of US

Citing a series of geopolitical, economic and social setbacks faced by the United States since the turn of the century, geopolitical analyst and Sao Paulo Business School Professor Antonio Gelis-Filho argues that global policy planners must prepare to deal with the “improbable, but by all means possible, Soviet-style collapse of the United States.”

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Jun 9

Michel Bauwens: 10 Open Source Policies for a Commons-Based Society

Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

10 Open Source Policies for a Commons-Based Society

LIST ONLY

1 Education 2 Research 3 Purchasing 4 Patents 5 Data 6 Collaboration 7 Commons 8 Health 9 Economy 10 Systemic Change

Tip of the Hat to Jean Lievens.

Open Government Graphic Below the Fold

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Jun 6

Pierre Cloutier: A Provisional New Constitution for Quebec

Categories: Design,Politics
Pierre Cloutier

Pierre Cloutier

Circulating in French among Quebec activists.

[1] A modern state, in my conception of things, must protect its citizens against its own abuses and against the abuses of the mercantile order.

[2] The only way to do this is to identify specific and concrete rights that will enable people living in our area for a decent life “constitutionalising” those rights in a higher law to other laws with a formula easy access to the courts to ensure compliance.

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Jun 2

Findhorn: Turning the Tide – A New Global Ethic Where Sustainability and Spirituality Marry

findhorn logoTurning the Tide – A New Global Ethic Where Sustainability and Spirituality Marry

Giles Hutchins in CSRwire

EXTRACT

As anthropologist Gregory Bateson knew well, our materialistic sense of separation from this cosmic Mind breeds an ‘ecology of bad ideas’ where we delude ourselves in to believing we are separate from and in competition with each other and the world around us. It is this corrupting logic which fuels our carcinogenic way of living. Enter the contagion of consumerism, diabolical socio-economic debt-slavery and rampant cultural psychic atrophy.

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May 31