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Social Artistry May 14, 2010

Humanity is perched on an evolutionary precipice where the choice is, literally, start making smarter choices or die. There are few scientists who would argue that continuing along the path we are currently on will lead to a catastrophe, and those who do are probably receiving a paycheck from a corporation, an oil company, or…

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Scarcity of Love? May 4, 2010

What’s up with this death-grip and fear of scarcity? People are terrified that they will lose their jobs, their homes, and not be able to take care of their families. This grip of fear permeates everything, and the media makes it painfully clear that we should be afraid, and that we have everything to loose.…

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Erotic Economy April 7, 2010

The word ‘erotic’ is derived from the Greek God of love, sexuality and beauty, Eros. It’s a binding principle of attraction, emotion and union. Erotic nature draws us together in pleasure, desire, and joy. Where Eros is feminine, Logos is masculine and refers to the rational mind, logic and reason. Western culture is built on…

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The Aftermath March 12, 2010

In 2009 Scott and I announced we were closing Mission Control. In the end it didn’t close, because an inspiring series of events lead to the community stepping up to take over running the place from us. But we got a lot of emails in that time expressing how people felt about closing. Here are…

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The Culture of Giving January 22, 2010

From the caves of pre-history to the utopian survival freakfest, the Burningman Festival, man has been giving gifts to build community. Anthropologist Marshall Sahlins talks about the culture of giving that existed in Stone Age life as being an expression of abundance. This is evidenced by the very fact that people shared everything they had…

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Creativity as Currency July 29, 2009

We don’t need money to live rich lives- we are surrounded by wealth beyond our wildest dreams! I’m not speaking metaphorically here, this is a fact. I look around at my community and I see a surplus of creativity, an excess of beauty, an overflow of treasures. The problem is not lack of riches- it’…

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Kinky Salon Booty Camp April 6, 2009

Over the last few years Kinky Salon has been our social experiment in creating safe, participatory, sex positive community. Apparently it has been a success, as people seem to love what we do and have transformative experiences here. As a result we have decided to host a series of classes explaining our methodologies and making…

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On scripting experiences April 3, 2009

(sent to a group of people who attended a discussion on the future of ‘flashmobs’) I just thought I should explain for a moment the idea behind my flow chart.What’s interesting to me isn’t the logistics of the individual events, it’s the overarching patterns, and how we can harness those patterns to create ‘script building…

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