The New Science of Remote Causation

NNC is one of the original supporters of this continuing campaign/experiment at Burning Man to determine if something real is being measured…. I Controlled a Huge Freakin’ Laser With My Mind!  The New Science of Remote Causation by Tam Hunt, UC Santa Barbara Reprinted from the Santa Barbara Independent Journal, Wednesday, March 27, 201 I contrive no hypotheses. ~ Isaac Newton, discussing gravity in Principia Mathematica Isaac Newton, perhaps the greatest scientist who ever lived, did of course make many hypotheses about gravity. In fact, he developed an incredibly profound general theory of gravity that united such seemingly different phenomena as a falling apple and the circling of the…

THRIVE Movie Premiers 11.11.11

Thanks to NextNowers Vic Desotelle and Bill Daul for circulating to our NextNowNetwork community.  The website is interesting. “My name is Foster Gamble and I’ve spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what happened that could account for the staggering agony and deprivation on this planet.  I set out on a journey seeking to answer questions like, is it even possible for humans to thrive?  I found a code, a pattern in nature, that’s been embedded in arts and icons throughout the centuries.  Truth hidden.”

Happy Earth Day. Now Text TREE.

From NextNowCollab partner Marc Ian Barasch and Green World Campaign.  Text TREE and show your support for the planet. On Friday, April 22, from the heart of Times Square, the Green World Campaign will launch a year-long initiative to “ReGreen the World.”  Supported by Earth Day New York, the GWC’s dazzling animated graphics will swirl across jumbo screens day and night, inviting spectators—and people across the country– to Text TREE to 85944 and ReGreen the World. It will be spectacular, with more than 10 jumbo screens involved—including the building-sized NASDAQ and American Eagle—turning Times Square into a virtual forest at…

Cultural Creatives 1.0 – The (R)Evolution

This is a rendering of what 80 million points of light on a map of the United States might look like.  Those Points of Light are the Cultural Creatives. From the website and other sources: Cultural Creatives 1.0 – THE REVOLUTION is a documentary made by Frygis Fogel, an Hungarian independent filmmaker, on the topic of the Cultural Creatives, people who are taking an interest in improving the quality of life and making it sustainable for future generations. It is NOT a global organization or any kind of political movement, yet there are an increasing number of people showing an…

Community Leaders Convene: Join us at theCoreConference Sept. 23-25 2010

NextNowCollaboratory is a Community Partner of theCoreConference The strong resonance between the goals of the two organizations is obvious in this description from their website:  ‘One of the themes of theCOREconference is “collective intent”.  How can we come together to create something bigger than ourselves that benefits everyone in greater proportion to what we can do for ourselves.  This is inherent in any successful collaboration, and we are manifesting it in every way possible in our creation and execution of the conference.” theCoreConference has created a discount code for NextNowers.  PLEASE CHECK THE NEXTNOWNetwork HUB NEWSLETTER FOR THE DISCOUNT CODE….

Global Footprint Network Issues Earth’s Overdraft Notice TODAY

Reprinted from NNC collaborator Global Footprint Network: On August 21, We Exceed Nature’s Budget It has taken humanity less than nine months to exhaust its ecological budget for the year, according to Global Footprint Network calculations. Today, humanity reaches Earth Overshoot Day: the day of the year in which human demand on the biosphere exceeds what it can regenerate. As of today, humanity has demanded all the ecological services – from filtering CO2 to producing the raw materials for food – that nature can regenerate this year.  For the rest of the year, we will meet our ecological demand by…

One NextNower’s Creative Response to Four Years. GO.

We’ve received many wonderful responses to our recent call to join the Four Years. GO campaign–members have joined and spread the word using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Digg…and reported feeling it’s a wonderful example of an emergent kind of collaboration.  Below is NextNower Susan Collins‘ personal but very collaborative response. (By the way, Servant Leadership is a very relevant concept and worth understanding in more depth; Robert Greenleaf pioneered it in 1970.) Greetings from Seattle, WA! I am writing to thank you for the invitation to “4 Years GO!”. I joined immediately upon your suggestion Claudia, and have made a commitment to…

The Emotional Power of Visualization: Bella Gaia

“The first day or so, we all pointed to our countries.  The third or fourth day, we were pointing to our continents.  By the fifth day, we were aware of only one Earth.” Astronaut Bin Salman Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia, Reflections from Space, The Foundation for Global Community (2008) The vision of BELLA GAIA is to bring the power of art, technology, space science, and real scientific data visualizations together, into a context that is both entertaining and educational, fused with a common goal of raising the awareness and appreciation of our home planet. BELLA GAIA can actually visually display how…

Community Remote Sensing and Remote Sensing Capacity Building and the United Nations (Updated)

Thanks to NextNower Myrna Yoo, Publisher of Imaging Notes, for sharing these articles that are of particular relevance to many of us–the first on global vision for local action, and the second on the peaceful uses of outer space.  Both articles are by Ray A. Williamson, PhD, editor of Imaging Notes and Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation, an organization devoted to the promotion of cooperative approaches to space security.  From the most recent issue: For nearly the first three decades of satellite remote sensing, the utility of the data was limited by the expert knowledge of complex software…

NextNow and Building the Second Renaissance

NextNow Collaboratory is part of the Renaissance2 Great Shift Gathering which will take place in Perpignan, France from 22nd to 26th October, including a launch of the WorldShift Alliance. Our partner, Renaissance2, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to catalyzing global social innovation, is inviting NextNowNetwork members to join the Great Shift Gathering by offering a 30% discount on tickets to the event. The discount code will arrive in an email to NextNow members.  Please use this discount when registering to receive 30% off the fee. The Gathering is designed around two main events.  Event 1 is on Designing a Resilient Civilization…