• About Vinay Gupta

    Vinay Gupta is a consultant on disaster relief and risk management.


    Gender and sexuality in Hindu tantra

    by  • October 1, 2013 • Everything Else • 0 Comments

    A couple of people have asked me recently to describe the model of gender/sexuality/etc. which I was exposed to through my 1990s spiritual practice as a Hindu tantric. It is as follows. The human can be divided (for this purpose) into four layers: absolute consciousness, core spiritual identity, position within a lifetime, and physical body. [...]

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    Cyberinsecurity: is there a cure?

    by  • August 13, 2013 • Everything Else • 2 Comments

    It’s taken me two weeks to write this. This is the pitch for the third Big Picture Day, on Tuesday 20th of August, at Limewharf in London. We’re going to talk about the NSA, Snowden, and the changing relationship we need to have with the technology not to get generation-gapped. REGISTER NOW I knew, as [...]

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    by  • July 3, 2013 • Everything Else • 16 Comments

    Come to the Stacktivism conference in London, July 13, to discuss infrastructure and political control. The history We all knew this was happening. Anybody who worked in computer security looked at the NSA’s budget and the falling cost of hardware and simply said “they’re storing everything.” There had been evidence before. The secret rooms in [...]

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    Swarm Cooperatives Schedule

    by  • May 18, 2013 • Everything Else • 4 Comments

    Swarm Cooperatives is the first of six Big Picture Days at Limewharf Annex Culture Lab. As befits a swarm-themed event, we’re pulling things together very fast (you won’t believe when we actually get access¬†to the space!) but that’s all part of the fun. We hope you’ll be able to come! Sign up for a free [...]

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    The Evolution of Swarm Coops: our June 1 workshop

    by  • May 13, 2013 • Everything Else • 5 Comments

    Swarm Cooperatives are temporary social structures we create to solve problems, explore new ideas, and make the most of opportunities. You can think of Swarm Coops as “constructive flash mobs.” Common examples include unconferences, bar camps, hackathons, crisis mapping, and free schools. The Evolution of Swarm Coops is a one day¬†workshop at The Limewharf Annex [...]

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