Games are fun. The rise of computer and online gaming to the level of new cultural productions seemingly rivaling earlier great works of art, the rise of the quantified self movement and its playful attitude towards self-improvement, the plethora of … Continue reading Fun and Games,… but, There Is No App for a Better Life
Normally, I reserve the personal for my blog “at home in… w| Gerald Zhang-Schmidt“, but allow me… I was one of those precocious kids discussing the environment on TV and at conferences just around the time the United Nations Conference … Continue reading Unconferencing Rio+20, Really Changing Things
Can you cheat yourself to change where it really matters?
When Tim Ferriss promises a Four-Hour Workweek, when Ramit Sethi promises to teach you to be rich, their ideas often seem to fit into the whole attitude of wanting to gain as much as possible with as little effort as possible. There is at least some method to the madness, however. Continue reading “Hacking Sustainable Cultures?”
It is a strange situation.
On the one hand, lots of companies do something about sustainability, CSR, and the like; governments talk about looking not only at GDP but also happiness or other measures; discussions on how the future may be and how to achieve a better future are all around.
On the other hand, even with the calls for a new “Apollo Program” and “Green Collar Economy,” even as independence from Middle East oil seems a potential bipartisan project in the US, it appears like all the greenwashing – ah, excuse me, green corporate initiatives – Continue reading “Open Discussion: Making a Living in Sustainability?”