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Full Open Source Luminous Sword

Full Open Source Luminous Sword

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,...

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Single Use Plastic during Covid-19

Single Use Plastic during Covid-19

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.

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A Corona Day in Indonesia

A Corona Day in Indonesia

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.

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Transcaste Concept

Transcaste Concept

I am really excited… I think we’ve found an important new word for a concept that has pressing modern significance. A few weeks ago, Ani and I were immersed in the Bandung Spirit conference in Paris and Le Havre. On the first day, Dr. Seema Parhihar from Kirori Mal...

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The Prince and the Priest

The Prince and the Priest

Today I had a fascinating conversation with Frère Damien.  When I first arrived at the monastery 10 years ago, Frère Damien was a novice--  early 30s, and just having entered into the order. Today he is the Abott-- having been elected a few years ago as the head of...

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Les Memoires de Père Jaques

Les Memoires de Père Jaques

This week I have journeyed to Chimay, Belgium to take a little retreat at the Abbey de Scourmont. I am so grateful. Really, this is more of an excuse to see my old friend Père Jaques. Père Jaques (90) and I go back ten years ago when I was passing by on my bike and...

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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.

Ecobrick Evangelism & Innovation

One of my major focuses is seeing the spread and development of Ecobricks– for me its one of the deepest solutions for plastic out there.

Bottle Building & Innovation

I love making stuff with bottles.  Because they are everywhere, we can innovate techniques that anyone anywhere can put to use.