Alpha is a social architect who has been experimenting with different types of social, cultural, economic, and political systems. He is particularly interested in emergent, participatory, non-hierarchical, open, gift culture systems. He is interested in the how systems theory, higher consciousness and facilitation techniques intersect in these systems, and was a physics graduate student at University of Chicago. He is co-author of “Open Collaboration” (www.pioneerimprints.com) which is about such systems. He has organized gatherings where the participants themselves become the organizers of the gatherings.
There are number of major intertwined themes in this blog.
(i) open collaboration
(ii) follow the progress and evolution of a gift circle we started in our local community.
(iii) following the growth of the Facilitator Improv methodology birthed here
(iv) empathic communication
(v) new social design inventions
(vi) local&alternative economics
(vii) bottom-up organizational models
A video on our gift circle
Another video on the gift circle idea http://www.vimeo.com/12883085
Alpha has helped put together “The gift circle book”
He is co-editor and co-author of “The Open Collaboration Encyclopedia”
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