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Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Urban Design

Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Urban Design

Posted 12 September 2009 | By | Categories: better world, culture, design, environment, gardening, happiness, health, Home, interconnected, mythology, new zealand, sustainability | 1 Comment

How can indigenous wisdom be used to develop sustainable architectural and urban design strategies? Exploring Maori design principles with New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.

Reboot and Reset with Bruce Sterling

Reboot and Reset with Bruce Sterling

Posted 12 July 2009 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consciousness, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, furniture, gardening, happiness, health, interconnected, sustainability, technology, video | 1 Comment

Objects are printouts – not treasures, not things to stocpkpile. Our posessions are frozen social relationships. Think of them as hours of time and volumes of space. Reassess the objects in your space and time. What is most important?

This is my brain on XMediaLab

This is my brain on XMediaLab

Posted 26 May 2009 | By | Categories: advertising, better world, branding, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, interconnected, links, marketing, observations, people, sustainability, technology, webstuff | No Comments

Links and notes from XMediaLab in Auckland, a combination think-tank and creative workshop with a focus on the design, development and business of digital media ideas across multiple platforms.

Wild Thymes, Honey

Wild Thymes, Honey

Posted 06 May 2009 | By | Categories: activism, animals, better world, branding, consciousness, consumerism, emily approved, environment, flowers, food, gardening, happiness, health, interconnected, product review, retail, science, senses, shopping, sustainability, taste, typography | No Comments

I’ve been seduced by a terroirist network known as New Zealand Artisan Honey, made up of passionate beekeepers producing honeys in small, quality batches from specific varietal sources among some of New Zealand’s most spectactular locations.

Linking and thinking about collaboration and mobility

Linking and thinking about collaboration and mobility

Posted 17 April 2009 | By | Categories: better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, environment, links, sustainability, technology, webstuff | No Comments

Looking at C,mm,n, a sustainable collaborative mobility concept; “Anatomy of Sharing” interview with Robin Chase; and Adam Greenfield’s 14 Elements of networked urbanism.

This Website Was Blacked Out

This Website Was Blacked Out

Posted 22 February 2009 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consciousness, creativity, culture, emily approved, happiness, technology, webstuff | No Comments

If you tried to visit this site earlier today, you would have found it blacked out with the message below. Delighted to return it before the day is out, due to success of the blackout campaign for raising awareness. Kudos to Bronwyn Holloway-Smith and the Creative Freedom Foundation for their swift and effective blackout campaign […]

Fiona Hall: Force Field – Currency, Formerly

Fiona Hall: Force Field – Currency, Formerly

Posted 02 February 2009 | By | Categories: activism, animals, art, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, happiness, interconnected, sustainability, travel, video | No Comments

Part three of a four part video looking at the work of artist Fiona Hall in the exhibition FORCE FIELD at the City Gallery Wellington. Fiona Hall City Gallery Wellington Art Artis When My Boat Comes In – detail, photo by cicadas , image by Fiona Hall.

Links for 2008-11-10: Web for Change

Posted 10 November 2008 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consciousness, culture, environment, links, sustainability, webstuff | No Comments

Al Gore and the Purpose-Driven Web Forget about swapping party pictures on Facebook and other “gee-whiz stuff,” says former Vice President Al Gore. “Web 2.0 has to have a purpose.” “The purpose, I would urge all of you — as many of you as are willing to take it up — is to bring about […]

Enjoying Calliflower with Peter Senge

Enjoying Calliflower with Peter Senge

Posted 23 July 2008 | By | Categories: better world, books, consciousness, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, happiness, interconnected, sustainability, technology, webstuff | No Comments

A recent live talk with Peter Senge through Calliflower introduced me both to this great tool for conference calls and webinars and Senge’s compelling new book, The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World. Calliflower impressed me with sophisticated features for managing and participating in calls with an […]

What does the Global Climate Crisis have in common with the Loch Ness Monster ?

Posted 18 June 2008 | By | Categories: activism, ask emily, better world, consciousness, culture, emily approved, environment, funny, interconnected, science, sustainability, video | No Comments

A. Both are fictional. Or at least highly speculative. No. We’ve already established that. B. Both indicate danger, especially around bodies of water. Sure, but we’re looking for a more specific answer. C. How about tree-fitty. Exactly! Tree-fitty. What’s tree-fitty? Loch Ness Monster: $3.50 Global Climate Crisis: 350 is the red line for human beings, […]

Saga Dawa at Mt Kailash, Tibet

Saga Dawa at Mt Kailash, Tibet

Posted 16 June 2008 | By | Categories: about me, better world, books, consciousness, culture, environment, people, photography, travel | No Comments

Today you can see this photo I took of Robert Thurman standing in front of Mt. Kailash in the San Francisco Chronicle, accompanying a great interview with Robert by David Ian Miller, “Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman on Why the Dalai Lama Matters,” about his new book, Why the Dalai Lama Matters. In the picture, Robert […]

Links for 2008-05-26: Greening the Grocery Store

Posted 26 May 2008 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consumerism, food, links, retail, shopping, sustainability | 1 Comment

Greening the Grocery Store Our throw-away society functions on a presumption: somebody else is taking care of this waste. Investigation suggests otherwise. The landfill is a flawed design. Even recycling, in its current mode, is deficient. Only when people become aware of facts, no (tags: design recycling sustainability graphicdesign graphics green plastic supermarket retail shopping […]

Twelve Suggestions for Dealing with the Tibetan Situation by Some Chinese Intellectuals

Posted 22 March 2008 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consciousness | No Comments

If in the end it cannot be proved that this was an organized, premeditated, and meticulously orchestrated event but was instead a “popular revolt” triggered by events, then the authorities should pursue those responsible for inciting the popular revolt and concocting false information to deceive the Central Government and the people; they should also seriously reflect on what can be learned from this event so as to avoid taking the same course in the future. … Signatures: Wang Lixiong (Beijing, Writer) Liu Xiaobo (Beijing, Freelance Writer) Zhang Zuhua (Beijing, scholar of constitutionalism) Sha Yexin (Shanghai, writer, Chinese Muslim) Yu Haocheng (Beijing, jurist) Ding Zilin (Beijing, professor) Jiang peikun (Beijing, professor) Yu Jie (Beijing, writer) Sun Wenguang (Shangdong, professor) Ran Yunfei (Sichuan, editor, Tujia nationality) Pu Zhiqiang (Beijing, lawyer) Teng Biao (Beijing, Layer and scholar) Liao Yiwu ()Sichuan, writer) Wang Qisheng (Beijing, scholar) Zhang Xianling (Beijing, engineer) Xu Jue (Beijing, research fellow) Li Jun (Gansu, photographer) Gao Yu (Beijing, journalist) Wang Debang (Beijing, freelance writer) Zhao Dagong (Shenzhen, freelance writer) Jiang Danwen (Shanghai, writer) Liu Yi (Gansu, painter) Xu Hui (Beijing, writer) Wang Tiancheng (Beijing, scholar) Wen kejian (Hangzhou, freelance) Li Hai (Beijing, freelance writer) Tian Yongde (Inner Mongolia, folk human rights activists) Zan Aizong (Hangzhou, journalist) Liu Yiming (Hubei, freelance writer) The rules of signing one’s name are as follows: 1.