[SNEC] Upcoming Events: Oakland, CA (6/20: film); Oswego, NY (6/22: Workshop)

CJ Fearnley cjf at CJFearnley.com
Tue Jun 19 12:38:53 EDT 2007

I saw notice of a film in Oakland, CA and thought some of the list members
might be interested in it.  Of course, the Synergetics Collaborative
Workshop on "Quantum Building" is in Oswego, NY, June 22-24:

If you haven't registered, please do so on-line at

Registrations received after Thursday at 8 PM EST will pay a $25 surcharge
at the door.  There are 27 people registered!

Here are the details about the film in Oakland:

Ecological Design:  Inventing the Future
Wednesday,  June  20  at 7:30 pm

This documentary illuminates the emergence of ecological design in the
twentieth century. Beginning with the work of Buckminster Fuller, from the
1920s through the 1960s, continuing through the counter-culture, and ending on
the doorstep of the twenty-first century, the film follows the evolution of
ecological design from the early visions of a few independent thinkers to the
powerful movement it has become today. Ecological design features the
interdisciplinary perspectives of many noted designers and thinkers, including
Jay Baldwin, Mary Catherine Bateson, John Toddy, Stewart Brand, Amory Lovins,
and Paolo Soleri, among many others. As each designer leads us on a deep
exploration of their design process, they reveal their methods, metaphors,
inspirations, and commitment to a vision of a desirable future. Their
prototypes range from microorganism to megastructure, but amidst the diversity
a number of common themes emerge: design as a way of life, designing with
nature, regenerative design, creating new forms of wealth, the biosphere and
the technosphere.

Source:  http://www.humanisthall.net/Cal-June07-FilmSeries.html

Ecological Design: Inventing the Future A documentary on the emergence of
ecological design, beginning with Buckminster Fuller, at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist
Hall, 390 27th St., between Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland. Donation $5.


We are on a spaceship; a beautiful one.  It took billions of years to develop.
We're not going to get another.  Now, how do we make this spaceship work?
  -- Buckminster Fuller

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