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The Four Types of Problems

There are four types of problem. Problems of: Science/tech: knowing what the answer is (how does Global Warming happen, how do we prevent it?) Preference (or self-knowledge): knowing what we really want – do I want to watch this boxset or do my meditation? do I really want to eat this donut or do I really want this salad? do I want to make […]

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Creating A Better World

Art Earth Tech Institute member Rufus Pollock speaking about building a better, wiser and weller, world. For thousands of years, people have aksed “how do we build a better world?” I want to make a suggestion: to really build the best world we can, we need to transform our spiritual and material economies. How do we build a […]

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The Middle Way: What We’re About

Art Earth Tech’s Gathering is taking place from 22 – 29 July 2017, and this week Institute member Rufus Pollock gives a synopsis of what we are about and how The Gathering reflects this. The Middle Way: What We’re About We provide a middle way. The gathering reflects this. A middle way between the start-up […]

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Sketches of a Future Society [Part Two]

This week we share Part Two of ‘Sketches of a Future Society’. Last week, in Part One we looked at new possibilities for a future society, with an emphasis on culture as the invisible structure on which economies are built. This week they discuss what a material economy, shaped by this culture, would look like. We […]

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Sketches of a Future Society [Part One]

The Gathering is approaching. As part of our series of blogposts this week’s is titled ‘Sketches of a Future Society’ by Rufus Pollock. Previously, Rufus and Liam reflected on the way we live now. This week they look at new possibilities for a future society, with an emphasis on culture as the invisible structure on which economies are […]

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Examining ‘The Way We Live Now’: What do we really want?

Leading up to The Gathering at the end of July we are sharing weekly blogposts written by Art Earth Tech Institute members Rufus Pollock and Liam Kavanagh. This week’s post is a follow up on ‘The Way We Live Now’ and the questions that examination lead them to ask. Photograph by Sarah Hickson Examining ‘The Way We Live […]

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The Way We Live Now

Leading up to The Gathering at the end of July we are sharing weekly blogposts written by Art Earth Tech Institute members Rufus Pollock and Liam Kavanagh. This week’s post is titled ‘The Way We Live Now’ and is a reflection on the world’s current situation and its shortcomings. Photograph by Sarah Hickson The Way We Live Now […]

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Nine Theses

Throughout the six weeks leading up to The Gathering we will be sharing some of our vision for a wiser, weller world. This will includes pieces by Art Earth Tech Institute members Rufus Pollock and Liam Kavanagh on topics like “The Way We Live Now” and “Sketches of a Future Society”. We want to create an ecosystem […]

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Art / Earth / Tech: the Logic of our Purpose and the Reason for our Existence – a Preliminary SCQH

Slides presented at the Art / Earth / Tech sprint in April 2017. This reflects early thinking on a more detailed explanation of purpose of Art / Earth / Tech and the logic for its existence. Note these are my personal views and may not reflect those of everyone else!

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Summary: How Much is Enough? Money and the Good Life

This is a summary of the Skidelskys 2012 book How Much is Enough: Money and the Good Life. The book is important for three main reasons. First, its argument for the importance of identifying clear end “goods” beyond more material wealth. Second, that the good life is identifiable and is universal (though they are careful to […]