Habits of Nature

Habits of Nature

Rupert Sheldrake [ WEB 3.0 ] The Science Delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality in principle, leaving only the details to be filled in. This is a very widespread belief in our society. It’s the kind of belief system of people who say “I don’t believe in God, I believe in science.” It’s a belief system which

Creating Heat

Creating Heat

Theaster Gates [ WEB 3.0 ] Good morning everybody. How you all doing? How many artists do we have out in the audience? Right on! Right on! How many people want to change the world? Right on! I think this morning I’m going to talk about on . For the last several years I’ve had the great opportunity of sharing my artistic practice

Recycling Leaves

Recycling Leaves

Mike McGrath [ WEB 3.0 ] Was it Chekhov who said that if you bring a leaf blower on stage in the first act you have to use it by the third act? The timing for this event is so appropriate. We’re here in the fall, and I’m going to talk to you about composting. A lot of people schedule composting talks in

The Distributed Economy

The Distributed Economy

Stacy Mitchell [ WEB 3.0 ] I want to begin today by telling you something about the Boston Tea Party that you might not know. At its core it was an act of corporate sabotage. Those ships were owned by the British East India Company, the most powerful corporation of its day. The company was tightly connected to the British government. So much

Grid Level Bug

Grid Level Bug

Donald Sadowy [ WEB 3.0 ] The electricity powering the lights in this theater was generated just moments ago. Because the way things stand today, electricity demand must be in constant balance with electricity supply. If in the time that it took me to walk out here on this stage, some tens of megawatts of wind power stopped pouring into the grid, the

Capitalization

Capitalization

Malcolm Gladwell [ WEB 3.0 ] Under-capitalization refers to any situation where a business cannot acquire the funds they need. An under-capitalized business may be one that cannot afford current operational expenses due to a lack of capital, which can trigger bankruptcy, may be one that is over-exposed to risk, or may be one that is financially sound but does not have the

Mining Waste

Mining Waste

Michael Biddle [ WEB 3.0 ] I’m a garbage man. And you might find it interesting that I became a garbage man, because I absolutely hate waste. I hope, within the next 10 minutes, to change the way you think about a lot of the stuff in your life. And I’d like to start at the very beginning. Think back when you were