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Saturday, April 8 • 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Ecotopian Futures - Panel Discussion

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Sacred Reinhabitation of Gaia - The New Human Story

In Berkeley, in 1975, a sci-fi future novel series was created by Ernest Callenbach, called “Ecotopia”. After a nuclear power plant incident, the bioregion of the Pacific Northwest embarked on a new direction for the future. It consisted of solar power, free high speed bullet train transit, biodegradable modular tin homes, sustainably grown food and forest products. This Ecotopian panel will explore the ideas behind this epic series with a visionary story about the west coast seceding from the American machine in order to establish a survivable culture based on ecological alignment.

This will include an overview of 35 years of researching visionary architecture and city designs culminating in an original synthesis of these concepts "Terraquaforming” – Using large scale terraforming techniques to create lakes and waterways to be incorporated into eco-village and eco-city design and construction. This discussion will include an exploration into the work of:

Buckminster Fuller: Synergetics, Design Science Revolution
Paolo Soleri: Arcology: Architecture & Ecology
Bruno Tout: Alpine Architecture
William Katavolos: Organic Architecture
John Michel: New View over Atlantis, Dimensions of Paradise
Glen Small: Biomorphic Biosphere
Berg: Planet Drum
Richard Register: Urban Ecology, EcoCity Builder
Ian McHarg: Design With Nature
Eugene Tsui: Evolutionary Architecture: Nature as a Basis for Design
Mitchell Jaochim: Terreform
Transition Town
Ringing Cedars of Russia
New Earth Nation: Bio Architecture Communities

Workshop Leaders
avatar for Geisty Bear

Geisty Bear

Geisty Bear has been interested in trophic cascades and polycultures ever since his first backpacking trips through the many mountains of California. He learned early that far more important than learning abstractions in classrooms, learning how to feed oneself without a wallet was... Read More →
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HARLAN EMIL

Transportals
Harlan Emil Gruber merges his interests in art, design, and science into a unique body of work. After studying physics at Emory Universityand electrical engineering at Georgia Tech, he received a degree in Environmental Design from Parsons School of Design in 1985. He hasproduced... Read More →
avatar for Bruce L Erickson

Bruce L Erickson

EXEC DIR, Mother Earth Media
Bruce L Erickson, the Director of MotherEarth Media and The Global Mind Network project with a focus on sustainability and regeneration. Most recently he served as a delegate to the UN COP21 Global Climate Summit in 2015 in Paris. His originally worked with former Astronaut Gordon... Read More →
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Rye N Flint

Black Diamond Truffle Farm
Rye N Flint is a mycologist, forager, and permaculture designer. He has a degree in Soil Science from CalPoly and is co-owner of the oldest commercial truffle farm in the Americas. Rye teaches workshops on cryptocurrency, wild foraging, permaculture, mycology, fermentation, food forestry... Read More →
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Maya Zuckerman

Founder, Transmedia SF
Maya is a multiplatform producer, Culture Hacker and emerging technology aficionado who applies the power of transmedia to world-changing ideas. She brings a wealth of experience from different media silos: visual effects, film, production, gaming, startups, product management and... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 4:45pm - 6:45pm PDT
The Study Lucid University