What Time Is It?

“What Time Is It? Part 5″ is online

Just in time for Earth Day, this 16-minute video completes the main presentation by exploring how we can work with the momentum of history to move as gracefully as possible into the Planetary Era. (We still have the video of the Q&A time after the presentation to complete but this will need to wait while I […]

“What Time Is It? Part 4″ video is online

This latest 18-minute video looks towards the future of the Planetary Era as well as the challenges in the remaining Empire-to-Planetary transition. It completes the arc of exploring Tribal to Empire to Planetary. You will find it and the previous videos on the “What Time Is It?” Videos page. This page also has links to PDF versions […]

“What Time Is It? Part 3″ video is online

The next one is up. In this 19-minute video we start to identify the key characteristics of the Planetary Era. It begins with a brief look at the changes during the Empire Era and then takes a closer look at the Empire-to-Planetary transition. We peek into the future by looking with fresh eyes at what […]

“What Time Is It? Part 2″ video is online

We’ve gotten a lot of thumbs-up on the first two videos (Introductions and What Time Is It? Part 1). Here’s John Graham commenting on the CI Facebook page: “Well, I wasn’t at the live presentation, but I’ve seen the video edition and it is brilliant. I don’t mean ‘brilliant’ in that Robert is a genius, which […]

First “What Time Is It?” videos are online

How’d the Feb 12 presentation go?  The best answer comes from those who were there: “I attended ‘What Time is It?’ last week in Seattle, and over the several days since I have been humming with excitement about Context Institute’s work and purpose.” “Wow. Amazing stuff. I work in sustainability, and Robert’s synthesis was profoundly insightful.” […]

“What Time Is It?” Videos

This page has videos and other resources based on the 12 Feb 2014 “What Time Is It?” presentation. Currently available here are: Introductions Part 1 – System Domains and 1900 To The Present Part 2 – Outline of History and Tribal To Empire Part 3 – Empire Era and Empire To Planetary Part 4 – Planetary Era […]

“What Time Is It?” – Lessons from history for a sustainable future – Feb 12 in Seattle

If you are (or will be) in the Seattle area, save the date — 6:30 pm on Feb 12, 2014 — for the first of the Foundation Stones presentation series. You can register for the event at contextinst.brownpapertickets.com or just come. At the door, tickets are $10 for individuals, $7.50 per person for two or more, and $6 […]

ICSA/Findhorn Keynote Text

This article is based on the transcript of the talk I gave for the 2013 conference of the International Communal Studies Association. It has been adapted to improve readability and clarity. It is offered here as a compliment and supplement to the video of the talk. 1 – Introduction Thank you. It’s a delight to be […]

Dynamic Planetary Context video is up

I’ve just posted the video of my well-received keynote presentation for the International Communal Studies Association 2013 conference. I invite you to take a look. Update July 27, 2013: I’ve added a 3-minute trailer and a PDF of the slides to provide options for a quick overview.

The Dynamic Planetary Context

(This piece follows Five Working Hypotheses in the FS Main Thread.) The video on this page combines live video with high-quality slide images from my keynote presentation for the International Communal Studies Association 2013 Conference. At its heart is the following: “I’ve never been more encouraged about the future than I am today.” If you […]

Dynamic Planetary Context live on 6/26/2013

I’ll be giving the opening keynote for the International Communal Studies Association’s 2013 conference being held this year at the Findhorn community. My presentation (on 26 June) and all of the plenary sessions will be streamed live over the internet and then be available for streaming over the next 28 days — click here for […]

New: The Core Challenge Of Our Times

What is the core challenge of our times? I have posted my take on this in a new article in the “What Time Is It?” section. This article serves as a starting point for the whole Foundation Stones project. I invite you to take a look and give me your feedback via the comment form link […]