Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm.
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Positive Emergence informed by authentic presencing and conscious transformation
Curated by Anne Caspari
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The No Straight Lines challenge: be realistic imagine the impossible | No Straight Lines

The No Straight Lines challenge: be realistic imagine the impossible | No Straight Lines | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
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Anne Caspari's curator insight, May 15, 2013 5:45 PM

This is where I want to return to the idea that what we face is a design problem, where answers exist not at an unattainable theoretical level but on the floors of our factories, in the streets of our towns and cities, the classes of our schools, the waiting rooms of our hospitals. These answers will manifest themselves as true acts of creation, originating new ways of getting stuff done, informed by the decisions we collectively take. So in re-designing the world, we need human creativity in the sense of the capacity to ‘make’, we need visionary leadership in the sense of making a difference. And we seek the craftsman’s critical eye, steady hand and creative mind. It is this process of seeing – realising new pathways to success, by bringing two ‘unlikes’ (new information, tools, processes etc.) together in close adjacency – that we create, and make new things. Then we can meaningfully apply that capability.

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Algae Urban Farm / ecoLogicStudio - eVolo | Architecture Magazine

Algae Urban Farm / ecoLogicStudio - eVolo | Architecture Magazine | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
Architecture and Design Magazine for the 21st Century. Organizer of the Annual Skyscraper Architectural Competition. 

 

Wild things. 

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Naomi Stanford - A Pattern Language

Naomi Stanford - A Pattern Language | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

"In order to do a better job of developing, communicating, and pursuing a strategy, you need to learn to think like a designer."

 

Alexander, in his book begins with towns, pointing out that "These patterns can never be designed or built in one fell swoop - but patient piecemeal growth, designed in such a way that every individual act is always helping to create or generate this larger global patterns [that] will, slowly and surely, over the years, make a community."  

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A Very Unusual Camera That Emphasizes Time Over Space

A Very Unusual Camera That Emphasizes Time Over Space | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
The abstract-seeming images here are not the result of some wacky Photoshopping. Jay Mark Johnson’s photos are actually incredibly precise. The reason they look like this is because he uses a slit camera that emphasizes time over space.

 

 

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Beautiful, weird. Time/Space inverted. Changed perspectives, alters reality perception. 

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TED Blog | The City 2.0: Read (and watch) the TED Prize wish

TED Blog | The City 2.0: Read (and watch) the TED Prize wish | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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Start with Universe | The Buckminster Fuller Institute

Start with Universe | The Buckminster Fuller Institute | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

"I didn't set out to design a house that hung from a pole, or to manufacture a new type of automobile, invent a new system of map projection, develop geodesic domes, or Energetic-Synergetic geometry. I started with the Universe – as an organization of energy systems of which all our experiences and possible experiences are only local instances. I could have ended up with a pair of flying slippers.”

 

Today, modern technologies enable us to manipulate our surroundings in extraordinary ways. Yet they also isolate us, encouraging us to take the life-sustaining systems of our home planet for granted as endlessly exploitable resources and economic externalities. As specialized sciences increasingly seek to reduce existence to its component parts, the universe has seemingly been diminished to little more than physical properties, isolated interactions, and mathematical laws.


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Nature’s Knack | TEDtalk | The Next Edge

Nature’s Knack | TEDtalk | The Next Edge | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | Scoop.it

Take 18 minutes of your day to watch this TEDtalk.

 

This TED talk is from Oxford in 2009, in which Janine gives examples of nature’s uncanny ability to perform complex tasks seamlessly and effortlessly. My favorite example, among many, is the Namibian Desert beetle’s evolutionary ability to collect water molecules from fog and turn it into drinking water for sustenance."

 

by Zack Hirschfeld


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The Radical Technology of Christopher Alexander - Metropolis Magazine

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Chances are, you have heard of Christopher Alexander because of his most famous book on architecture, A Pattern Language. 

 

Alexander, the mathematician, was always concerned with the processes by which parts transform into wholes. He wants to know how we are implementing this part-whole synthesis; how nature does it; and especially, where we, in our own human version, might be getting it wrong. This is the key to an important realization about natural systems and how they generate form — one that, as Alexander has long noted, is distinct from how we humans typically generate form. And this is not a mere philosophical matter of humans being different from nature, or “having culture.” It’s a question of how we humans can also have a technology that is actually more complex, resilient, and sustainable — quite literally, more life-like.

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Hazel Henderson on the design revolution

We are in the beginning of a new era. All is changing. Economy is changing. Practical things you should be considering for you and your communities. 


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