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Culturology Ontology Wisdom

Announcing the next Imaginary Society Forum with Jeremy Lent

We are excited to welcome acclaimed author Jeremy Lent to the next online Imaginary Society Forum on 9th September 2021. The Zoom session will run for 1.5 hours starting at 5pm CEST/11am EDT. The Forum will see Life Itself co-founder Rufus Pollock discuss with Jeremy his work and its implications for humanity’s future, before giving […]

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Institute Life Itself Wisdom

Transforming Societies SCQH

We’ve just completed our SCQH for the ‘Transforming Societies’ stream of our work. We’re posting it here to show the thinking behind what we’re up to, and of course to hear feedback and reflections from anyone who’s interested! The structure of “situation, complication, question, hypothesis (SCQH)” is a methodology we have found useful and powerful […]

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Collective Wisdom Institute Wisdom

Bridging the Wisdom Gap

Over the last few months Geoff Mulgan and I have been regularly talking around the topic of wisdom and how we need wiser as well as smarter societies. “Bridging the Wisdom Gap” summarises are thinking so far and ideas for what we would like to do next. In a Nutshell We propose that getting wiser […]

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Wisdom

Qi Gong – The Eight Precious Exercises

Whether you’re a beginner, an expert, or just wanting to try something new this isolation period, here are the eight precious exercises of Qi Gong to help loosen your mind and body in these times. Excerpts taken from The Power of Ch’i by Geoff Pike. Preparation: We are ready to begin Pa Tuan Tsin. You […]

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Wisdom

Wise Tea

Wise Tea is a web-documentary questioning what it means to be Taiwanese. The project seeks to build a narrative around what constitutes Taiwanese wisdom and identity, delving into its complexity, taboos and ambiguity. Wise Tea relates the journey of two young women, an artist and a political scientist, wishing to enquire about their Taiwanese roots. […]

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Wisdom

Wise booklist

As we ramp up to a season of gift giving and hibernating with a good book in the Northern Hemisphere, we have collected all the recommendations of books from applicants to our Hubs in Berlin and London this year. This should inspire you if you’re a little stuck this December… 1984 dieu Wachstum by Norbert […]

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Wisdom

The State Needs to be Re-Invented: A State with Wisdom at its Heart

This week we share a blogpost by Art Earth Tech Institute member Sylvie Barbier titled ‘A State with Wisdom at its Heart’. In it she explores the following questions: “What would a political system look like that allowed our politicians to make wise decisions? What would its values and actions be? How would it work?”. Photographs by Emma Mazhari […]

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Institute Wisdom

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 […]