Global Villages Network

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What are Global Villages?

GlobalVillages is an expression that some people "borrowed" (with expressed consent from Eric and Corinne McLuhan in 1998) from a very popular concept by MarshallMcLuhan.

We changed the notion, though. The McLuhans said this was fine because it was part of Marshalls Intention to show and play with this dialectic from virtual to real.

For us, "Global Villages" are real settlements, physical neighbourhoods,… Continue

Added by Franz Nahrada on November 29, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Convincing a Russian region to become a globalvillages stronghold

The Global Villages Network was founded in 1997 at the third international Global Village Symposium in Viennas city hall. Allready then, we had a long history of making contacts and spreading the idea of an immense interplay between the virtual and the local. For 10 years, we focussed on the experimental work in Austria rather than on international endavours, and we developed compelling solutions for boosting the educational offerings in a rural area. The "Model Kirchbach" developed and we… Continue

Added by Franz Nahrada on November 27, 2008 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

WiZiQ free Virtual Classroom

What are people's experience with virtual classrooms ? WiZiQ offers a virtual Classroom that doesn't cost $100,000 for a site license. That's what attracted me to the WiZiQ VC platform.

Mark is an online teaching platform, which provides a free virtual classroom environment for teachers to interact online and teach students in real time. Teachers can also build a… Continue

Added by Mark Cruthers on June 19, 2008 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Beware of the Psychopath my son

this article might help people decide that they really do want to start constructing those global villages. What do you think, could it jog some people out of their complacency?

The author says:

I make the effort to share this information because it gives me, at last, a plausible answer to a long-unanswered question: Why, no matter how much intelligent goodwill exists in the world, is there so much war, suffering and injustice? It doesn't seem to matter what… Continue

Added by Sepp on May 13, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Epigenetics and the Rise of the Phoenix: An Evolving Global Humanity

This article by Bruce Lipton, sent by a friend, has been sitting in my in-basket for some weeks, but finally I did get to reading it.

I would think it adds an interesting perspective on evolving humanity, both from a biological and a spiritual view, and would like to share it.

The Rise of The Phoenix: An Evolving Global Humanity

Added by Sepp on March 19, 2008 at 4:13pm — 1 Comment

Very good article on the relations of technology and environmentalism

A Brighter Shade of Green

Rebooting Environmentalism for the 21st Century
by Ross Robertson

Added by Franz Nahrada on March 14, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

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