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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 […]

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My Introduction to Gautama’s uncommon wisdom

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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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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Non Attachment to Views by Jonathan Ekstrom

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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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 […]