An idea worth spreading
I have two.
First, I teach a class at the Educational Studies Program at MIT called "How to Save the World in Your Spare Time" - this takes 6th-12th graders, and gives them tools to analyze, organize, and create a plan around a social problem, based on systems theory and formal nonviolence -- in two hours. I want to propagate this, and I need help.
Second, I have a company that's created an immersive virtual world experience (game?) that, if our hypotheses are right, uses solely visual stimuli on a normal PC to work on the hippocampus to produce a fairly strong theta state -- and I think this is going to change ideas around entertainment, lead to the therapeutic use of non-feedback/non-entrained theta, and add a principle of perceptual psych to our store of knowledge. Imagine you could have many benefits of a Vipassana practice from playing a social dancing computer game? Awesome.
I'm passionate about
If we give people tools to be better people, together we can make the world better.
Talk to me about
games brainwaves civics nonviolence perception art science computers gardening entrepreneurship AMOLED
leadership education, social ventures, 3D entertainment tech, virtual reality, augmented reality
People don't know I'm good at
treasure-hunting. In Tibetan, the term is terton -- the terton goes into the hills and find an ancient sutra in modern language. Old wine in new skins. A memetic bard.