Member 1979
4 entries
18993 views

 RSS
Contributor to project:
Polytopia
Immortal since Nov 13, 2008
Uplinks: 0, Generation 4
  • Affiliated
  •  /  
  • Invited
  •  /  
  • Descended
  • Yissar’s favorites
    From Wildcat
    Some nothings are like...
    From Wildcat
    A polychronicity of...
    From syncopath
    Kazantzakis 1,2,3,4,5,6...
    Recently commented on
    From fmyles
    IBM’s “Watson”...
    Yissar’s project
    Polytopia
    The human species is rapidly and indisputably moving towards the technological singularity. The cadence of the flow of information and innovation in...
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    From Yissar's personal cargo

    The bind of creating a change
    Over the last weekend I attended 2 conferences in NY, one was Contact (which was a great event) followed by MetaCurrency project meeting.

    In both events attended a representative from OWS.
    He’s been living there for the last 3 weeks and wanted to see if and how the ideas presented at the 2 conferences can help or be integrated with the OWS cause.
    He shared some of his experience but to our great surprise said that his biggest problem at the moment is getting sleep!
    Apparently some people are taking advantage of the freedom and openness of the OWS movement.
    Homeless people, junkies and others are coming over, taking blankets, eating the food, harassing the occupiers, disturbing the peace and sleep and also interfering with the ongoing discussion and voting processes.

    The bind is that the group declares openness, transparency and freedom as some of its principal of operations and decline to use any known methods of enforcing order and by that (in their view) accepting the system rules to which they object to.

    I should say at this point that I support qualitative change and I would like to see OWS creating one.

    Can it be that a qualitative change cannot be achieved without some quantitative one?

    My view is that such a change demands a different ecology of mind, hopefully OWS and other movements would help facilitate such a change.

    Fri, Oct 28, 2011  Permanent link
    Categories: Mind, human, activist, OWS
      RSS for this post
    Add comment
      Promote (3)
      
      Add to favorites
    Synapses (2)
     
     
          Cancel