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Life Itself Our Philosophy

Life Itself: the Reason for our Existence – a Preliminary SCQH

Slides presented at the Art / Earth / Tech (Life Itself) sprint on 12 April 2017. This reflects early thinking on a more detailed explanation of purpose of Life Itself and the logic for its existence. Note these are my personal views and may not reflect those of everyone else!

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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 […]

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Uncommon Wisdom, Gautama – Introduction

Long ago, when I was in a Boy Scout summer camp, we were making out way through a pack of candy that a few of us had pooled our money to buy (“Nerds”, I think) when we noticed that there was a prize competition. Thousands of dollars of prizes were there to be won, and […]

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Life Itself

Open-mindedness and Non-attachment to Views

… Seeing that harmful actions arise from anger, fear, greed, and intolerance, which in turn come from dualistic and discriminative thinking, I will cultivate openness, non-discrimination, and non-attachment to views in order to transform violence, fanaticism, and dogmatism in myself and in the world. Thich Nhat Hanh, First Mindfulness Training “Reverence for Life”1 The human […]

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Jonathan Ekstrom: Non Attachment to Views

Non-attachment is a subtle and far reaching internal orientation away from depending on things. These things include all “objects” which the subject might fallaciously come to believe are either itself, or needed to support itself. This includes cars, food, relationships, ideas, thoughts, emotions, indeed all phenomena which occur in “experience”. Objects which confuse experience also […]

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Life Itself

What is A/E/T?

Slide deck from 2016:

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Coliving Research

In 2016, Rufus put together some initial into the modern trend of Coliving. See below for helpful information on the topic: OpenDoor.io Corp structure: privately owned, equity investors. Founders: Jay Standish, Ben Provan 3 spaces: Farmhouse (2014, 16 residents (?)), Euclid Manor (2016, 11), The Canopy (March 2015, 12) Tagline: Live better together San Francisco […]

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Conscious Coliving Institute

Co-X: What is all this Co-X Stuff (Co-living, Co-working, Coops) and Why Do We Care?

Here are the slides from my talk at the Art / Earth / Tech 2016 Gathering in July 2016: Helsinki Version – September 2016 I produced a revised version of these slides a month later for a talk in Helsinki:

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Manifesto

A community for people seeking a wiser world Though living in societies which have never been so rich our sense of purpose and connection is often missing. A growing number of us are seeking lives that are meaningful as well as productive yet we struggle to find a balance, finding ourselves trapped in conflict. With […]

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Utopia Cast

In 2015 Liam and Rufus did a short-lived collaboration around “utopia cast” (the idea was a channel / series dedicated to exploring utopias and their potential). They recorded one (trial) hangout on air and did a few blog posts on utopiacast.net. Below is a blog post from that time. Must a better world remain a […]