• Meaning: Plausible Utopias

    by  • October 19, 2012 • Everything Else • 6 Comments

    A couple of weeks ago, October 1st, I talked at the Meaning Conference. The good Will McInnes. Will invited me to give a talk at a social business sessions meetup in London, and I talked on the Hexayurt Project and Social Capital, and I guess Will wanted to see what I’d do with a broader stage!

    It was an incredible day. Packed: nine speakers, with several talks which were simply somebody’s core life’s work layed out on the table at full revelation exposure. I had no idea how I was going to handle following nearly last on top of a day like that. All of the talks are online, too!

    Here are the slides from my talk (pdf.) The video has the slides, it’s really good.

    My twitter handle is @Leashless.

    Here are some things I mention in my talk.

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

    http://hexayurt.com/plan

    6 Responses to Meaning: Plausible Utopias

    1. October 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Anything else I mention in the talk but forgot to link to? Please put it in the comments and I’ll add it to the list!

    2. October 20, 2012 at 8:11 am

      The small hexayurts could be a big thing. Appropedia.org/Hexayurt_H2 and appropedia.org/Hexayurt_H4 (looks easy to build! Might be made taller?) They are also harder to count which adds to the fun. ;)

      I’d _love_ to see plywood H4, and ferrocement.com hexayurts. So if someone gets to do them, please take pictures and let us all know! Thanks!

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