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Evan Martin replied to Vinay Gupta's discussion A Village To Heal The Planet: A Practical Whole-Systems Showcase Village
"I've started a brainstorming and planning wiki for a very similar project.  I encourage everyone to check it out and add to it if you like: http://eudea.liminoidforest.orgI think this type of thing is inevitable.  We are looking…"
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"http://files.howtolivewiki.com/Dealing%20in%20Security%20JULY%202010.pdf I'm visiting Greece in about two weeks, will be doing some talks on possible approaches to the crisis, based on some work that I did in the Irish crisis and previously. Do…"
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Lucas replied to Vinay Gupta's discussion A Village To Heal The Planet: A Practical Whole-Systems Showcase Village
"http://opensource.com/life/12/4/bohemian-broadband-and-fossmaker-culture Comm swadeshi for villages. And OSEcology is trying some of that, too:…"
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"Welcome to Global Swadeshi, KG. Please make a post in the Forum and tell us all about your work with Sarvodaya in Kerala, I think many of us here would be fascinated by that story! Thank you for joining, Vinay"
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Chris Naden replied to Vinay Gupta's discussion A Village To Heal The Planet: A Practical Whole-Systems Showcase Village
"Yah. My thought is that the permanent residents, rather than the 'organisers', are the key personnel choice when it comes to avoiding emergent complications. I've seen a more-or-less effective version of the concept operated on a…"
Dec 15, 2011

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What's the coolest thing you've ever seen?
A certain special person smiling
What's the coolest thing you've ever dreamed?
I see cities of hand-made cardboard-and-steel houses in which the old never have to bury the young, nobody has accidents, and the harvest hasn't failed in over a hundred years.
About Me
About me.
What I'm contributing to humanity and the planet
I'm working with you on making a new lifestyle for free and independent people to practice. See http://liveunplugged.org
Website
http://hexayurt.com
Blog (some place with an RSS feed we can aggregate)
http://vinay.howtolivewiki.com
Tell us about your project/s (please include project URLs)
http://hexayurt.com - free refugee shelter, excellent reviews
http://guptaoption.com - long term policy work
http://theopentoolbox.com - consulting around open source appropriate technology and disaster response
Where are you located? (if you know LAT/LONG we will put this on a map later)
Reykjavik, Iceland
What specific skills, technologies or connections you would like to find among the Global Swadeshi Network members?
I want a good composting toilet design that can be mass manufactured for $20 per item.

I want somebody to find me a quarter of a million dollars (2007 dollars) to do a groundbreaking round of work on infrastructure.

I want to field test the Hexayurt in a real situation with TV cameras running.

Pretty short summary of how I see the world today

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At 5:06pm on May 9, 2008, Mel Chua said…
I'm back in Boston until June 17, then in Chicago 'till September. Possibly visiting California (maybe maybe Seattle) at some point in time, so if we coexist within some reasonable radius of each other, I'd love to meet you face-to-face. Easiest way to keep track of movements is probably to follow mchua on Dopplr.

Have fun in El Salvador!
At 12:25am on May 11, 2008, AGNUcius said…
Hello Vinay.

I have written about this in many places, but am rarely understood. That is why I am working on a new way to communicate it.

Here are some links that might help until then:

An ongoing discussion with John and Sepp at http://P2PFoundation.Ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2003008%3ABlogPost%3A4357

Both "Capital Club" and "Paying Investors With Product Solves the Paradox of Profit in Perfect Competition" threads at http://www.listcultures.org/pipermail/p2presearch_listcultures.org/2008-March/thread.html

http://P2PFoundation.net/User_Owned

http://P2PFoundation.net/Property_Left

http://EcoComics.org/thesis.html and
http://EcoComics.org/faq.html

I wish I could give a quick summary, but just don't know how.

If you read these things and understand what I am suggesting, I would like to hear your attempt at a summary.

Thanks,
Patrick
At 5:21am on May 13, 2008, AGNUcius said…
Vinay,
I'm working on this same thing over at http://P2PFoundation.Ning.com/group/hostingp2pinitiatives/forum/topic/show?id=2003008%3ATopic%3A3043

I'll try starting a new discussion thread or replying to one that seems relevant instead of cluttering up your profile page.
At 5:06pm on May 15, 2008, Sepp said…
Thank you Vinay, for featuring my pics of the water vortex and for providing this site!

I hope it will make a difference in the real world...

Sepp
At 2:09am on June 2, 2008, Mamading Ceesay said…
Glad you like the links, you can find a lot more like them on my delicious collection of sustainability links.
At 1:38pm on July 14, 2008, Alex Ife said…
Hi. Finally signed up. Need to fill my profile in with exciting things but as my last day with Science for Humanity is tomorrow I guess I will have plenty of time to do that soon.
At 9:37pm on July 23, 2008, Ryan Wartena said…
Planetary emergence project number 628 is well underway!
At 7:15am on September 21, 2008, Kalyan said…
Thanks for the comment on my post Vinay! I just checked your keynote on Hexayurt and Open design. Inspiring. How's that movement taking shape? The solution map you talk about in the infrastructure section... is that all available to implement? I am very keen to know. Cheers!
At 1:12pm on October 8, 2008, cattavery said…
thanks Vinay.
Life is full of opportunities for engagement in the present. Its fall here and the days are getting shorter just as the work is getting longer.
At 9:57pm on October 14, 2008, Eve said…
Hi Vinay, thanks for the welcome- its great to be here too.

I think the speed angle is a wise one these days. "Fast start agriculture" is a great idea. Have you seen the commercial product earthbox.com?
Keep me posted on what you develop, I would love to feature it on the WFG map.
The WFG site's angle is geared towards getting the social infrastructure in place so that people can help each other grow food either by being garden mentors, sending seeds, or bringing people to the site to learn gardening (the WFG tutorials will be up soon).

If you know anyone in Iceland who has a garden or wants to learn, please ask them to add their carrot to the map!

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