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What Time Is It?
By Robert Gilman on January 14, 2015
The “What Time Is It?” videos now have subtitles in Chinese and Russian as well as in Spanish and English. I’m grateful to Spring Cheng, Jiawen Hu and Volodya Shestakov for all their efforts. Work is also proceeding on making voice-over dubs for Chinese and Russian. Please let your Chinese- or Russian-speaking friends know. If you […]
Esta es la página de la Piedra Fundacional 1: “¿Qué hora es?” Estamos sólo al principio del Proyecto Piedras Fundacionales y esperamos que esta sección aumente la sostenibilidad en los próximos meses. Descripción Tema tratado: Dónde estamos los humanos en este momento de la historia. Concepto principal: Estamos enmedio (volviendo varios cientos de años atrás y […]
By Robert Gilman on December 3, 2014
I’m delighted and grateful to announce that the “What Time Is It?” videos have been translated into Spanish! Rafa Giménez has created both subtitles and voice-over dubs for the whole series. Take a look at Vídeos de ¿Qué hora es? to see what he has made possible – and then let all of your Spanish-speaking friends know! Muchas […]
Esta es la página en español de las versiones dobladas de los vídeos de la presentación “¿Qué hora es?” del día 12 de febrero de 2014 en la que se expone el material sobre el que se centra la 1ª Piedra Fundacional. Esta página incluye también vínculos a otros contenidos basados en la presentación. Los […]
By Robert Gilman on April 22, 2014
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 […]
By Robert Gilman on April 17, 2014
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 […]
By Robert Gilman on April 10, 2014
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 […]
By Robert Gilman on March 24, 2014
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 […]
By Robert Gilman on March 11, 2014
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.” […]
This is the home for the videos from the 12 Feb 2014 “What Time Is It?” presentation, which cover the core material for Foundation Stone 1. This page also has links to other resources based on that presentation. The videos are: Introductions Part 1 – System Domains and 1900 To The Present Part 2 – Outline of History and Tribal To Empire Part […]
By Robert Gilman on December 18, 2013
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 […]
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 […]
By Robert Gilman on July 24, 2013
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.
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(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 […]
By Robert Gilman on June 20, 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 […]
By Robert Gilman on June 3, 2012
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 […]
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This is the home page for Foundation Stone 1: “What Time Is It?” We are just at the beginning of the Foundation Stones project and expect this section to grow substantially in the coming months. Description Issue addressed: Where are we (humanity) in the flow of history? Core concept: We are in the midst (going back a few hundred […]