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Over the last few covid months, I've had a chance to reflect deeply on the issue of plastic pollution and delve deep into its causes. My team and I have mined some important insights through discussions and writing, and we're now getting ready to share them. Our...
I've always been a big believer in intentionally choosing difficult and challenging life circumstances. Be it to face personal fears or to stoke creativity in the face of challenge, this principle of existential immersion has inevitably lead to roads that are...
It's been a while. I miss writing. I miss my blogging. Oh... it's not as if I haven't been writing. Indeed, the entirety of Covid, my fingers have been dancing on my keyboard. I can clang out a good 40-50 words a minute when I am focused, much to the chagrin of...
Today, I am incredibly grateful to be writing this post on a dazzling Librem 13 laptop that runs on fully open source hardware and software. It's an amazing computer, endowed with the best of vibes and a great story. I use this sleek black machine to do my writing,...
Stuck at home, Ani and I have found ourselves consuming more plastic than usual. I couldn’t help but wonder though, what role is plastic playing exactly in these crazy pandemic times? After all, a look at the history of pandemics shows a pattern of waste accumulation compounding already challenging situations.
For me its been a moment of some despair: I can palpably sense the shift in attention of the world from climate and environmental concern. Of course, it is understandable. But there’s deeper dynamics going on I feel; the ground is shifting under our feet.
Russell is an artist and inventor working with regenerative principles. Currently based in Indonesia, he is one of the leaders of the global Ecobrick movement and one of the founders of the Global Ecobrick Alliance. Inspired by the power of mandalic collaboration and his time amongst the Igorot people he works to implementing deep, transformative innovations. With ecobricks, Russell is focused on putting ‘waste’ back into cycles of indefinite enrichment or ‘ayyew’. Meanwhile, moving forward with innovations that, using natural materials and ancestral manual traditions, are fully open source, non-capital, and transcend waste, petroleum and factories all together. You can read more in his Regenerative Design Manifesto and theory of Mandalic Colloborative Manifestation
Mandalic Regenerative Philosophy
The principles of innovating are even more important than the innovations. Here are my principal essays on the challenges of our times.
Bottle Building & Innovation
I love making stuff with bottles. Because they are everywhere, we can innovate techniques that anyone anywhere can put to use.