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By: Jordan Luftig

Our first-ever fundraising event held on October 26 in Berkeley, California was a success by many standards. In addition to the good will and good vibe felt in the room, over 70 people of all ages from multiple countries attended. It was truly a global affair and also a family affair, as our gracious hosts Bill and Erica Roberts - parents of board member Sam Roberts - welcomed friends of integral into their home for a celebration, stimulating conversation, and contemplation of our role as changemakers. Those who had never heard of "integral" before were also present, and...

By: Lyn Lord

This issue explores a wide range of topics and initiatives. Peer-reviewed articles focus on developmental assessments for leadership programs; the utility of integral frameworks in supporting graduate students; how to conduct "activist" research; and how consciousness is distributed across populations. Authors also expand research in the fields of sustainability, addiction/recovery, and cognitive psychology.       

The remainder of the issue features essays that explore the guiding principles of the integral vision. Highlights include a two-part article that outlines the notion of “...

By: Lyn Lord

This special issue of JITP will explore ways in which Integral Theory may help advance the design of media and information technology, particularly to solve planetary problems and accelerate vertical development. Authors are encouraged to explore a wide range of topics using the AQAL model.

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By: Michael Schwartz

Integral Art and Media Center conference call to discuss Cloud Atlas. Thursday December 6th, 2012, at 8:30 P.M. eastern time. Open to members only. Please see the blog "Preliminary Remarks on CLOUD ATLAS" and if possible see the film prior to the call. Executive Director Dr. Michael Schwartz will open with some remarks which will lead into a group exploration of the film. An e-mail with the conference call information will be...

By: Michael Schwartz

I call this blog “preliminary” because having seen Cloud Atlas only once in the theaters, I am aware that an authentic and deep engagement with this cinematic artwork is going to demand many viewings once it comes out on DVD. That said, I would like to share some initial reflections.

Cloud Atlas is a new kind of film – in its combination of the multiplication of the roles actors play (including the sliding of the age and gender portrayed by a given actor), the weaving of six story-lines, and the use of two directors per story sequence. The result is a film, in both...

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