20 11 2011

Festival Arrangers:  Apmel Goosson, Artistide Despres, Bushido Fretwerk, Cat Boucher,  Georg Janick, Gwampa  Lomu, Jana Kyomoon,  Josina Burgess, Kandinsky Beaumont, Liz Harley, Pet Karu,  TheDove Rhode, Trill Zapatero,  Velazquez Bonetto, Warpy Centaur, Widget Whiteberry

Festival Artists:
For Art Auction –  bullet Admiral, CHIDI, Coin Hammerer, Gracie Kendal, Gwenette Writer, Indido Jashan, Ingrid Manen, Rebeca Bashly, Trill Zapatero
For New Caerleon – Artistide Despres, Gary Kohime, Glyph Graves, Harter Fall, Lollito Larkham, Penelope Parx, Pixels Sideways, Sowa Mai, Typote Beck, Ub Yifu
For Solace – Second Renoir, Trill Zapatero
For Carp – Bryn Oh, Dancoyote Antonelli, Glyph Graves, Igor Ballyhoo,  Josina Burgess,  Merlino Mayo,  shellina Winkler, Velazquez Bonetto,  Werner Kurosawa & Music: junivers Stockholm, Noizz Papp
For Imagine Nest – AuraKyo Insoo

Festival Musicians: AcousticEnergy Nitely, Avantgarde Frequency, ColeMarie  Soleil, Cylindrian Rutabaga, DRUM,  GaGo Gigamon, Gina Stella,  Jana Kyomoon, Louis Volare, Max Kleene, Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth, Pol Arida, Reis and Aldo Alter, Russell Eponym.

Festival Speakers: Dr Andrew Wallace, Delia Lake, Sandra Bérard, Avedon Carol and Sam Seder

Festival Poets & Drama Performers: The Imaginals, Kueperpunk Kohonen, Talkwithmemarie Resident, Unity Dance Productions

Festival Core Group: Cotton Thorne, Tonks Akina, Gwennette Writer (for Peace Train) & Any1 Gynoid, Junivers Stockholm, Medora Chevalier (for Imagine Network)

Why Dont We Have Peace? Discussion with Dr Andrew Wallace

13 11 2011

Speak Easy Talk

A discussion at Four Bridges SpeakEasy with Dr Andrew Wallace

Research Engineer from HUMLab, Sweden

Author: Technocracy: Building a new sustainable society for a post carbon world. New book due out soon

Points raised during discussion

Our evolutionary baggage of hunter gatherers competing for scarce resources influences our idea of “scarcity” in a time of real abundance. The money to be made from war and post war rebuilding is fuels conflict.

The Internet is a distributive system. Millions of local groups are networking together cooperatively to learn and share ideas and inspiration. This is becoming more and more urgent. We will need to have so many interconnections that there is plenty of “redundancy” in the system. We could face a sudden “phase change” in our social and economic system. We need to have alternatives tested and trialled.

There is not one organisation or leader – it is important to keep this a distributive, invisible leadership

“The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, ‘We did it ourselves” — Lao Tzu


World Network

The Great Transition

Global Scenario Group


Transition Towns

Twin Oaks Communities

Social Phase Changes

Eco Villages

Trobriand Island Kula Ring culture of ritual exchange

China in Africa

Decline in violence – Steven Pinker’s Better Angels of our Nature

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