Slow Knowledge. We invite you to join this Space.
All social media sites try to get you to speed up information, just forward articles, give a smart quick comment etc.
In this space we wish to Slow down Knowledge, because we believe, as Samdong Rinpoche what you get is data, which you need to contemplate, relate to your universe of beliefs, and act on it for it to become knowledge.
All knowledge is slow.. In this space we wish to take this process slower .. share, collaborate, and jointly co-critique ideas. So instead of just forwarding any interesting article, or book that you read, we want you to share your annotation, notes, so that others can get the benefit of your read, perspective and react to it. This will also motivate those among us who are not able to read as much, read.
We begin by offering our notes and drafts in the Long & Winding Road project, even as it is being researched in a spirit of collaboration and public domain.
By: John DSouza, CED
Science, Society & Knowledge Series
Produced by CED in collaboration with Punarchith, CED & KICS
Economic Localising is Politics against Globalisation - EOH III Bangalore- March 2014
Localisation is not only about going back to traditional structure. There is this new movement emerging particularly in the industrialised world consciously, shortening the distance between production and consumption. These shorter distances, bring with them a multitude of benefits.
Structurally, in the local food movement, when a farmer sells to a market closer to home, the economic pressure is to diversify, to produce more than just one mono-crop. Such practices do not lead to this drone-line global economy, where we cant see who we are killing, or what we are poisoning, what we are polluting. The shorter distances are necessary to rebuild ecological sustainability - fundamentally ecological to have more localised economy. It is also about rebuilding, that experience of interdependence, that is fundamental to all spiritual teachings.
We really are talking about this urgent need for real decentralisation of power. -- Helena Norberg-Hodge, Opening remarks at the third Economics of Happiness Conference held at Bangalore March 14-16, 2014, For Full text of Helena's click read more below...
Economics of Happiness - III
Bangalore March 2014
Video Documentation (Work in Progress)
Public Session: 15th March
Key Note Address: By Samdhong Rinpoche Full Video on You tube
Introductory Lecture & Q & A: Helena Norberg-Norge Full Video on You Tube
Panel Discussion I: Claude Alvares, Charles Eisenstein, Aseem Srivatsava, Camila Moreno, Felix Padel, Helena Norberg-Hodge; chaired by Manish Jain Full Video on Youtube
Panel Discussion II: The Way Forward - Ashish Kothari, P. V. Rajagopal, Keibo Oiwa,
Bayo Akomolafe, Helena Norberg-Hodge; chaired by Manish Jain Full Video on Youtube
The nation is halfway through the elections to the parliament and most parties have ignored the legitimate concerns of labour, except to chorus the need for `labour reforms' or `flexible labour markets'. It is time to remember the on going struggle of the workers at Maruti's `fastest car producing facility in the world at Manesar for their right to organise and strive for human working conditions and just wages'.