If you’re not familiar with either the Venus Project or the Zeitgeist Movement, they are worth checking out. The related organizations advocate the concept of a “resource-based economy” versus our current monetary-based economy. The former is the brainchild of Jacque Fresco, and refers to “a system in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits, barter or any other system of debt or servitude… A resource-based economy would make it possible to use technology to overcome scarce resources by applying renewable sources of energy, computerizing and automating manufacturing and inventory, designing safe energy-efficient cities and advanced transportation systems, providing universal health care and more relevant education, and most of all by generating a new incentive system based on human and environmental concern.”
Sounds utopian, yes, but only because, as the Venus Project’s website freely admits, “this approach to global governance has nothing whatever in common with the present aims of an elite to form a world government with themselves and large corporations at the helm, and the vast majority of the world’s population subservient to them. Our vision of globalization empowers each and every person on the planet to be the best they can be, not to live in abject subjugation to a corporate governing body.”
Still, the Zeitgeist Movement is working hard to spread the word about this fascinating “new incentive system”. On Sunday, Sept. 11th, they are holding a Zeitgeist Media Festival all around the world, including an L.A. event at the Henry Fonda Theater’s Music Box. The event runs from 2 to 10pm and features live music, visual & interactive art, poetry, comedy and more. The cost of entry (hey, we are still currently monetary-based) is $40 and a canned food donation for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
There will also be a Rooftop Garden thanks to LA’s Dream Circus Theatre, with more art, video and music. Inside Out Community Arts from Venice, CA will also be on hand, as well as other nonprofit groups. For more info, visit zeitgeistmediafestival.org.
– Billy Gibbons – famed guitar legend/ZZ Top – site (Angela’s Dad on Bones.)
– Natacha Atlas – world musician – site
– Lili Haydn – violin virtuoso – site
– Hierosonic – filmmaker Ben Stewart’s hybrid rock project – site
– Rick Overton (MC) – social comedy – site
– Lee Camp – social comedy – site
– Peter Joseph – multi-media – performing “Zeitgeist: Catharsis I” – site
– Norton Wisdom – live visual art – site
– Lions – musical group – site
– Master Zero – theatrical – site
– The Lost Children of Babylon – “The Protectors Of Spiritual Hip Hop” – site
– Jonathan Schmock – actor performing “Mark Twain” – site
– Heather Donavon – singer-songwriter – site
– Roof top atmosphere and performance by Dream Circus Theatre – site
Image courtesy of Green Galactic
WOW fucking A thanks, Lost Children of Babylon fucking rule! I’m there! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxPAQaQflMI
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If I get enough media info, I will stop going to bible study.