Convivial Design for the American Breakdown

Part II.   Human-Scale Tools for Change

While many authors recently warned of the consequences of an ideology of unfettered growth, including Ronald Wright, Jared Diamond, George Monbiot, and Thomas Homer-Dixon), philosopher/priest Ivan Illich warned us 40 years ago.  He foresaw a collapse of the post-industrial economy, which did not happen then. Illich proposed that autonomous, . . . → Read More: Convivial Design for the American Breakdown

“Reforming” the US Healthcare “system”

First off, its not a system, and we should reclaim our correct use of the word. It is a system in the way officials like to call the incarceration process the “justice system.” System dignifies this mess as if it were an assembly of planned processes directed toward beneficial outcomes. And the way we toss . . . → Read More: “Reforming” the US Healthcare “system”

Design + Business as Agents of World Benefit

After attending a game-changing event, how do you share the experience so that a casual reader understands the impact? That, perhaps, there is a game being changed and that some projects we believed important before the event may appear less consequential after the event.

The 2009 Global Forum, Business as an Agent for World Benefit . . . → Read More: Design + Business as Agents of World Benefit

The world is flat (lined)

According to Thomas Friedman, we need a green revolution. And we will get one, by necessity and the need for local resilience in the face of the global wave of multiple defaults.

Another green revolution is underway – a green (money) revolution, but perhaps not as we planned or designed. Allow me to post the . . . → Read More: The world is flat (lined)