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‘Weaving’ — 21st Century Servant Leadership for Systemic Health

Reflections on the Ashoka ‘Global Change Leaders’ gathering to promote transformative innovation in education (1 of 4) “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the King’s Horses and all the King’s men, could not put Humpty Dumpty back together again.” — English Nursery Rhyme WE LIVE in a fractured world […]

Transformative Change: conversations with Fritjof Capra

The Systems View of Life as a scientific basis of regeneration On Monday, January 29th, 2018, Gaia Education and Fritjof Capra’s ‘Capra Course’ collaborated in offering a free webinar on ‘Transformative Change, Sustainability and Regeneration’ as part of our recently launched ‘Glocalisers Webinar Series’. I am delighted to have been […]

Mapping global music preferences: How I built it

By: Matt Daniels Matt is a journalist and among the founding team at The Pudding, which explains ideas debated in culture with visual essays. He is a fan of media analysis with wide-spread coverage of his projects on music and film. Last month I released this project on the cultural preferences for […]

The Secret Life of Instant Noodles

In post-World War II food-short Japan, an inventor turned traditional ramen into instant noodles, which then spread to other parts of Asia and other parts of the world. Many years later, a ramenphile started theramenrater site reviewing more than 2000 instant ramen. While it doesn’t cover everything, the dataset still contains […]

Uncovering Buried Treasure: Innovation vs. Culture

© Shutterstock.com Deep in the Guatemalan jungle archeologists have been navigating the thick undergrowth, alert for poisonous snakes, and contending with swarms of killer bees and scorpions. These scientists recently discovered tens of thousands of structures built by the Maya over a millennium ago. To a certain extent, their discovery […]

An Online Identity Crisis

Social Media, VR & Why It’s Time We Face Ourselves One January night in VRChat, something peculiar happened. Suddenly, A red and black robot avatar suddenly dropped to the ground and began to convulse. While VRChat is described as a meet-up-chatroom-esque virtual world, it’s worth remembering all of its characters […]

Tackling the Internet’s Central Villain: The Advertising Business

From Russian propaganda to tech addiction, the incentives and excesses of the digital ad business are the cause of much of what ails… Continue reading on The New York Times » GurupriyanGurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working on the field for the last 6 […]

Is This the Society We Really Want?

Technology’s march is taken as gospel. But if we’ve learned anything from the past year, it’s that Valley giants often miss key human externalities. Case in point: Amazon Go. Sorry dude. Amazon’s gonna stock the veggies from now on. So Amazon Go launched this week, and the rush to praise the “store […]

In gratitude to Fritjof Capra for planting the seeds of the Regeneration

Fritjof Capra and his work have had an important influence on my own path towards becoming a glocal change agent in the transition towards diverse regenerative cultures. I first came across his work in the spring of 2000. At the time, I was living in a caravan in the fertile […]