samedi 31 juillet 2010
mercredi 28 juillet 2010
mardi 27 juillet 2010
Photo: Delia Wöhlert
Dear Friends of Tamera,
Shortly before the start of the Summeruniversity, we like to inform you about the current state of some of our projects.
The last three months the community had a real strong time : people from 14 nationalities took part in different global education programmes about creating communities, the planetary theory, Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture concept and about the construction of a biogas plant.
It was moving to see, how people search for research projects to study and train the possibility of alternative life models. Some of the participants said: " One has to come here to understand the complexity of this model."
News from Tamera
Tamera Support Circle: 1000 supporters until the end of 2012!
In order to develop further, Tamera has initiated a wide ring of support which carries the basis for the global projects of Tamera. We invite all friends of Tamera to join in. Take part by donating monthly a sum of your choice! Our goal is: 1000 supporters until the end of 2012!
In the establishment of Tamera we enter a new order of magnitude: The project is developing into a planetary centre for a future without war, a research centre for the realisation of global peace models and for the dissolution of the historical trauma of mankind. Ever more people and groups worldwide wish to co-operate with Tamera and to participate in the peace and healing knowledge investigated here.
Therefore, we want to develop Tamera much further until the end of 2012. The substantial basic pillars included in this are the education project "Global Campus", the School of the Future, directed by Dieter Duhm and Sabine Lichtenfels, the research of alternative energy technology in the Test Field for a SolarVillage, the completion of the water landscape into an ecological paradise of co-operation with nature.
All these intended projects need a stable basic budget, from which the basic costs of the infrastructure, the training enterprise and all running costs are covered. The employees of Tamera offer their work free of charge. Beyond that they have committed themselves to adjust deficits in the basic budget personally and therefore to accept paid work outside Tamera as well. To make a further development possible a wider ring of support is to be developed, which jointly carries the basis for the global projects of Tamera.
Therefore our goal is: 1000 supporters by end of the year 2012!
We would like to invite you to join the Big Ring. With a monthly contribution in the amount of your choice you become part of the realisation and part of the increasing planetary community, which will bring peace models into being worldwide.
A new book portraying Tamera!
We would like to introduce to you a project we are presently working on - a book on Tamera!
Its title will be: Tamera - a Model for the Future.
We are aiming to introduce the book to the public on September 4th of this year. It is written by Leila Dregger and published by the MEIGA Publishing House. It will be a multicolored book with text and many photos on 136 pages and will be available n German, English and Portuguiese. The book is to convey the model character of Tamera, above all in the areas of ecology, technology and education and as part of a global peace network. The price of the book will be EUR 19.80. Those who will order the book up to September 4th, 2010, will enjoy to receive it at a subscription price of EUR 15.-- (plus postage).
Training for ecological knowledge for the future:
A basic seminar with Sepp Holzer from 3rd to 5th September
The SolarVillage Testfield kitchen for Refinement invites A warm welcome to this seminar from 3rd to 5th of September! It will provide you with an insight into the basic way of thinking and working of Holzer´s Permaculture.
The seminar is going to take place in a peak time of ecological manifestation in Tamera:
Sepp Holzer's idea to install a ring tube for alive drinking water including an irrigation water storage pond are (amongst other things) planned to be put into practise during this time.
Subsequent to the seminar the Ecology Team invites you for a traineeship in our permaculture or at the ongoing water pipe construction site for one week or longer.
(with translation into Portuguese and English)
Open Summer in August: Month of Harvest - Harvesting, Refining and Processing Nature's Abundance
The SolarVillage Testfield kitchen for Refinement invites to process Mother Earth's fruit for storage. The harvesting is accompanied by communual gatherings in the "Aldeia da Luz" (Village of Light).
Please participate minimum one week.
Kind regards from the summer in
The Tamera community
(Please send us an Email should you no longer want to receive our monthly Tamera Newsletter.)
Objet : Documentaire Arte sur "L'emballage qui tue", ce soir à 21h20Bonjour,J'ai le plaisir de vous informer que la chaine publique Arte diffusera ce soir, 27 juillet à 21h20, un reportage intitulé L'emballage qui tue. Ce reportage mettra en évidence la toxicité des "micro-déchets" et proposera des solutions par l'éco-conception. Il présentera, notamment, comment l'approche Cradle to Cradle peut répondre à cette problématique.Synopsis du documentaire (43 minutes) :A l'heure où les produits longue conservation sont de plus en plus prisés, les clients ne soupçonnent pas l'existence de substances dangereuses dans les emballages hermétiques et dans les aliments avec lesquels ils sont en contact. C'est le cas du Bisphénol A, que l'on trouve dans les contenants en plastique rigide et qui peut provoquer des maladies cardiaques ou affaiblir le système immunitaire. Même risque avec les phtalates utilisés pour plastifier les matériaux servant au conditionnement. Agissant comme des hormones, ils peuvent entraîner la stérilité chez les hommes. Nombre de produits figurent sur la liste des substances interdites par l'Union européenne, mais celle-ci importe massivement des produits venus d'Asie, où les réglementations ne sont guère restrictives.
lundi 26 juillet 2010
Internet a tout changé; Marketing, styles de vie, e-commerce: Amazon.fr: Henri Kaufman, Laurence Faguer, Mickaël Guillois, Xavier Wargnier, Emmanuel Delale: Livres
dimanche 25 juillet 2010
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vendredi 23 juillet 2010
mercredi 21 juillet 2010
L'enquête cherchait surtout à vérifier l'honnêteté intellectuelle du GIEC, ce qui constitue déjà un début.
Il ne s'agit pas de refaire une modélisation et des simulations from scratch et de comparer les résultats, ce qui serait plus intéressant et plus porteur.
Ars Electronica Festival 2010 – repair- “Where there is danger, the rescue grows as well” / Friedrich Hölderlin, Patmos (1804)
REPAIR – ready to pull the lifeline
There's no time left for warnings. We're in it up to our necks right now—in the climate crisis, Surveillance Society, the bankruptcy of the financial sector … We've passed the points of no return. The dramatic consequences are looming on the horizon today. And there's no excuse for our lethargy since we already possess ideas, tools and techniques to initiate a change of course. We just have to take action! Roll up our sleeves and get to work on a job that can no longer be avoided. We have to mend our ways and get things moving in the right direction.
In search of ways out of this mess we've gotten into, the 2010 Festival for Art, Technology and Society turns to the pioneers of our age. Not the adventurers who've sailed forth because they wanted to find out what awaits them on the other side, but rather the visionaries who are bringing expertise as well as a great deal of creativity and idealism to bear in their work on an alternative future. repair is the title of a festival designed to pursue the paths opened up by these trailblazers and to show why it's imperative for us to follow their lead …
"Where there is danger, the rescue grows as well" / Friedrich Hölderlin, Patmos (1804)
"It is too late to be a pessimist" / Yann Arthus Bertrand, Home (2009)
REPAIR – ready to pull the lifeline
It's said that all human beings on Earth put together weigh about as much as all the world's ants, which is estimated to be no more than half a percent of this planet's biomass. There are already 6,815,500.000 of us, and the world's population is adding an additional 2½ persons each second.
During the approximately 200,000 years since Homo Sapiens first appeared, we have been recklessly and thoughtlessly altering the Earth. This really got going in earnest about 10,000 years ago when we settled down and began pursuing agriculture, but it hasn't been until recently that we've passed critical points of no return in many areas. So it no longer does any good to warn of dangers looming on the horizon. We're already in it up to our necks. And that applies just as much to climate change and environmental destruction as it does to the naïve trust with which we've invited digital Surveillance & Control Society to come on in and make itself at home in our lives.
Sometimes the only way to repair is to restart
We can't go back to the beginning. We have to proceed from where things stand right now. But under different premises. With the courage to do things totally differently, to rebel against entrenched systems and modes of behavior and to radically change them.
We have to change ourselves!
The knowledge, techniques and tools to accomplish this are already at hand (after all, that's something humankind has always been good at), but the social and political consensus is far from finally starting to take the steps that we already realize are unavoidable. Let's face it: in the wake of the failure of our politicians and public administrators as demonstrated so impressively at the outset of the year in Copenhagen, about all that's left is our hope in the rationality of individuals and the wisdom of the masses. Our only choice is to finally roll up our sleeves and get started on the job of repair.
Repair – Rethink – Reinvent
Repair is the process of getting a damaged object back into a shape in which it can again carry out the function it was meant to perform. The Latin word reparare from which it was derived means not only to restore and rectify but also to renew. Inherent in a repair is a high degree of innovative power since, in contradistinction to recycling, this isn't a matter of returning things to their original state but of also being able to develop them further. It's a sustainable concept, inherent in which is displaying respect and appreciation for the things around us. This is a source of powerful creative and economic forces. And of no small importance is the fact that repair is a skill that makes those who acquire it a bit more independent.
Do it yourself – Repair it yourself!
Nevertheless, for us to be able to continue motoring on down this road, we must not only repair our vehicle this time; we also have to change our driving style and revise our destination.
"Repair"—the readiness and the capacity to repair things—is an alternative model to the still prevalent concept of primarily growth-based progress and the accompanying belief that this can assure prosperity for all. But now we see that the continuity of career and pension that we had come to take for granted was apparently just a brief historical episode (as well as one that was played out in only a very small portion of the world).
In order to extricate ourselves from the profound crises of our age, we need models of the future that also encompass the readiness and the ability to make repairs, and not just when it's already too late. This calls for courage, ingenuity and the willingness to think and act differently. This is a willingness that hasn't yet arrived on the decision-making levels of politics and business but that has more and more backing among the people on the street.
Repair = Regeneration
Repair also means making amends and healing, taking matters into our own hands and believing in our capacity to develop in a positive direction. Those who repair have a future.
Before the backdrop of this thematic orientation, the unique opportunity to stage this year's Ars Electronica on the grounds of the Tabakfabrik, a former tobacco processing plant that is now a historic landmark, will make the site itself a determinative programmatic element of the 2010 Festival. This manufacturing facility, which was constructed long ago to create jobs and ultimately became a victim of globalization or, rather, the fallacious conclusions drawn from it, is now a very valuable piece of centrally located real estate that has been declared the nucleus from which the new future of this city will emerge. Right now, though, it would be hard to imagine a better and more exciting setting for artistic encounters with the state of our society than this site.
Ars Electronica will thus once again serve as a proving ground, as a workshop for testing novel ideas and new possibilities to take action, and for assessing the viability and sustainability of visions and utopias. This is a process in which art and science, design and engineering can encounter each other on an equal footing.
ready to pull the lifeline
Ars Electronica 2010
Festival for Art, Technology and Society
Linz, Thu. 2. – Sat. 11. September 2010
mardi 20 juillet 2010
"au delà du développement" aura lieu du 27 au 30 septembre 2010, à Poitiers, à l'Espace Mendès France et dans divers lieux de la Ville.
Objet : [Fwd: [iirpc] Lancement de l'Université Internationale d'Eté 2010]
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Sujet: [iirpc] Lancement de l'Université Internationale d'Eté 2010
La quatrième Université Internationale d'Eté
"au delà du développement" aura lieu du 27 au 30 septembre 2010, à Poitiers, à
l'Espace Mendès France et dans divers lieux de la Ville.
Comme les années passées, cette Université Internationale vise à
souligner l'importance des différents défis, comme les voies possibles
vers un changement. Poursuivant une perspective novatrice, liant
décisions politiques et réflexions scientifiques, les débats porteront
cette fois-ci sur la problématique "changer de voie". Dans le cadre de
"cercles réflexifs" complémentaires des séances plénières, les
participants — chercheurs, décideurs politiques et l'ensemble des
participants dans toute leur diversité — considéreront cette
problématique comme un processus de réflexion renvoyant à un processus
N'hésitez pas à consulter le site internet http://uie2010.org pour obtenir toutes les
informations sur les séances plénières et les cercles réflexifs.Les travaux de cette communauté feront l'objet d'une synthèse
largement diffusée au niveau international tant sur le plan
universitaire que dans les réseaux citoyens auxquels vous participez.
Le nombre de place étant très limité, nous vous invitons à vous
inscrire en ligne sur le site http://uie2010.org avant le 17 septembre 2010.
Nous comptons sur votre présence pour faire fructifier cette réflexion.
Alfredo PENA-VEGA, directeur scientifique de l'IIRPC
IIRPC (UIE2010) - Espace Mendès France
1 place de la cathédrale - BP 80964
86038 POITIERS CEDEX
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