3. Love All Beings


Love All Beings ... Technology 

... & back to Mythology

In four Webinars about EcoTechnology where

we explore how we can re-design the systems we use

in a way that doesn't just take into account our wishes & comforts

but the well-being of all humans & other Living Beings on the Planet.

How do we re-interpret "progress" & "development"

in a more inclusive light, so that ALL species can thrive?

We have multi-functioned these last four webinars with recording the last two classes of the Energy & EcoTechnology module of the Integral Permaculture Curriculum, classes M4.9 & M4.10 respectively.

You can see the notes of these forming in the e-book here 
>>  http://bit.ly/EcoTechnology

The Webinar on Love All Beings, Part 2

Class M4.10  

In this second part of exploring technology as the application of science, we explore what relevance space elevators have to  permacuture, suggest some more integral definitions for "Appropiate" Technology, then delve into the basic science needed for compost toilets, large or small - with lots of examples, we look at basic mechanics & vectors for building, then finish by exploring what technologies we have for developing much needed Collective Intelligence ...

                  Part 1     &      Part 2

Part 2 will be given on 1 Mar 2013 by Stella & Jose, 
Part 1 was given on 26 Feb 2013 (will be re-recorded)

Previous Webinars now available as recordings:

The Webinar on Love All Beings, Part 1

Class M4.9

In this first EcoTech class we explore what Appropriate Technology means, & we delve into the science of heat, flows, optics & materials in order to understand how to best design ovens, solar devices, heating & cooling technologies - with lots of examples of all of these wonderful technologies.    

Part 1     &    Part 2

Part 2 recorded on 19 Feb 2013 by Stella & Jose, Part 2 recorded on 22 Feb 2013

Here are some quotes & supporting resources:

Men have become the tools
of their tools.

Henry David Thoreau

Love and Nature in Economics 

Hazel Henderson

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“The earth does not belong to man, 

man belongs to the earth. 

All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. 

Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. 

Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” 

Chief Seattle

It has become appallingly obvious 
that our technology has exceeded our humanity. 

Albert Einstein

The story of the Age of Reunion is more than just another story using the same technology of symbol.    The fundamental difference is that our story-telling will become conscious. 

Instead of confusing it with reality, we will use language consciously to create reality—to create stories and act them out. In order to do that consciously, we will become acutely aware of what hidden assumptions are embedded in our choice of words. 

We still might use words like "the environment", but we will do so with full realization that no such thing actually exists separate from ourselves.

Charles Eisenstein, The Age of Reunion

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Let us call this approach storyteller consciousness. Instead of seeking to describe a reality already out there, we will be aware that we create reality through our story about it. 

In science, storyteller consciousness means being aware of the creative nature of theories and experiments, whose very language encodes deep assumptions about self and universe. 

In technology, it is to see our choices as a way to define our relationship with each other and the rest of life. It asks the question, "Who are we creating ourselves as?" 

Charles Eisenstein, The Age of Reunion

How I fell in love with a fish

Vídeo de YouTube

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Chef Dan Barber squares off with a dilemma facing many chefs today: 
how to keep fish on the menu. 
With impeccable research and deadpan humor, he chronicles his pursuit 
of a sustainable fish he could love, and the foodie's honeymoon he's enjoyed 
since discovering an outrageously delicious fish 
raised using a revolutionary farming method in Spain.

Big History

Vídeo de YouTube

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Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is "Big History": an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline.

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