Thursday, May 15, 2008

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Cradle To Cradle

Cradle To Cradle is IT!    A keystone in delivering a human future.  

Its actually gaining some traction in the media.   My dutch corporate masters and their city governments are even jumping onto it.

The whole reason to create and write this blog can be summed up as "We must create an environment that is designed for people to thrive in.   Otherwise we will be out-competed by other organisms, become obsolete, and become extinct."   This is our physical environment.   Our industrial and electronic creations and Internet institutions can be included in the organism category.   The Cradle To Cradle movement is all about the physical side of things.  

The only thing missing is the politics and process to transition our current world to a C2C world.   I still believe ideology and politics are a response to environmental forces.   The entire environmental movement exists as a human problem solving response to the pollution in our industrial world.   Without life threatening pollution, environmentalism would not be on the political radar.

We still need to think beyond our physical needs to the physical environment that satisfies our ethical, emotional, and political needs.   If we create a magical C2C world that resembles Brave New World or 1984 what then?  

Population density and population control are still the number one threat to our peaceful generous democratic political life.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

La Vida Loca

I've been pondering life style choices again.... and "Run Lola Run" was a fantastic movie.   I can not say enough good things about it.   Also Lola has synchronicity with a time travel puzzle game I tripped over the other day.   I'll post a reference after I've tried it out.  

Got a chuckle out of this blog rant:  Architecture astronauts take over

I want to make a habit of blogging regularly, so forgive me if my first posts are short and weak.   Better to have blogged and been lame, than never to have blogged at all.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Lets Design The Future!
(I like to think small).

Good morning world! As a fine example of adult ADD in action, I've been procrastinating on this blog thing. If my 79 year old mother can actually follow through and post something to the Internet.... then so can I and its past time to get started....

I just picked up the book Designerly Ways of Knowning recently and it has me thinking about an old topic: Our collective environmental future. I firmly believe that preconditions are critical to post conditions (what a surprise!), or in other words, environment conditions set the stage for our future. I also believe in free will and striving to be better than our nature (hence the morning on line ramble). The truly amazing and unique history of the United States owes a lot of its destiny thus far to a wide open, under populated, "virgin" landscape, scraped free of pesky stone age savages. Well the good old days of Indian massacres are fading fast, with more people and fewer resources per person to go around, so it is past time to start thinking hard about what we want the United State of Tomorrow to look like.

Design processes are solution focused. Scientific processes are problem focused. To consciously create a world of Tomorrow (instead of just letting it wash over us), will require answers to both questions..... what do we want the world to look like (the answer), and how do we twist the model problem space (our environment) to deliver that answer.

So people.... what is the answer? what is the question?