[Revision 18 - Roundtable Recording] Jorge Vega Matos: Raise the Spirit: Techno-Shamans, Burning Mans, and the New Spirituality

January 04, 2019
In todays world, it often seems difficult to find something to believe in, with new technologies and societal trends focusing the individual ever more on optimization and the material. Many especially in the western world are longing for certainty away from certainty, something that comforts in times of uncertainty and was traditionally offered by religion. This session explores the what we communicate today about the unseen, the world of spirits, ancient wisdom and supernatu...
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[Revision 18 - Roundtable Recording] Heloise Le Masne & Emily McDonnell: Escaping the Echo Chamber_ Democracy in the Digital Age

January 04, 2019
This roundtable will consider why democracy continues to exist, and why it is the model most countries strive to emulate despite its flaws. We want to consider how we can collaboratively harness our knowledge of game-changing technologies and global systems to burst out of the bubbles we have become trapped in, in order to co-create and update our democratic structures for the 21st century.
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[Revision 18 - Roundtable Recording] Ela Kagel and Peter Harris: Blockchain, Cooperatives and Alt-Governance

January 04, 2019
How can we create good governance in cooperativesin the blockchain space? And maybe beyond? This is the leading question guiding through this roundtable, which takes a look at real life examples of tech cooperatives (Rchain) and engages into a discussion on how to improve, expand and share the knowledge of alternative governance models enhanced by technology beyond the confining boundaries of the crypto-space.
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[Revision 18 - Roundtable Recording] Thomas Schindler: Blockchains Changing Power and Ownership

January 04, 2019
Blockchain - or Distributed Ledger Technology - has the ability to serve as the backbone for the cognification of the global value chains. In doing so, the gatekeepers of the current flows of sourcing, refinement and distribution around the globe will become obsolete in large parts. Currently we are lacking a coherent concept of how the power and ownership structures of this new world will look like.
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[Revision 18 - Roundtable Recording] Maxwell Kangkolo: Beyond Sustainability - Designing Regenerative Systems

January 03, 2019
Fundamental changes in design are necessary in a world that is experiencing changes at an exponential level. In this topic, we will explore how we can redesign systems to move past just sustainability and begin to design holistically. We will tackle the history of sustainability in design philosophy, what role we play at an individual and systemic level and explore our imagination for the future. We will explor...
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