Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) is a deep well of wisdom that can teach us how to cultivate and regenerate the conditions for life on Earth. M. Kat Anderson's book Tending the Wild demonstrates these collaborative approaches and a new television show inspired by Anderson's book was just released and is viewable online.
Since the invention of the printing press, the scientific and thought advances of man have spread throughout the world at ever increasing rates, extending to millions an education that was historically exclusive to just a lucky few. Knowledge has catalyzed knowledge in what R. Buckminster Fuller described as the ever-increasing wealth of the world.
And we're at a point where I now have what would seem absolutely incredible to generations before. I've now completed thirty-seven circuits of our Earth--kind of zig-zagging circuits, not straight around. Not tourist. Just responding to requests to appear here and there, to lecture at universities or design some structure, or whatever it may be.
I happen to have been born at the special moment in history in which for the first time there exists enough experience-won and experiment verified information current in humanity's spontaneous conceptioning and reasoning for all humanity to carry on in a far more intelligent way than ever before.
BFI's Pablo Freund talks about the inspiration he takes from Buckminster Fuller's example of going out and doing the things that need to be done.
2014 Catalyst Program partner Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has been named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and will be at their Washington D.C. museum on October 10th.
The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF 2015) will be hosted online from November 2-20. Featuring some of the world's leading thinkers, the DIF gives participants free access to 200+ events covering a range of themes including the development of AI, the Internet of Things, new design approaches, 21st century enlightenment and the circular economy. Click for details on sessions that were suggested for members of BFI's network by the organizers.