Schedule for May 2000

updated May 16, 2000 - 3:30 pm PDT


Friday, May 12, 2000
Afternoon 3:00 pm

West Room
Center Room
East Room
Room A
Room B
3:00 pm

Opening Welcome


Duane Elgin
Promise Ahead: Humanity's Journey Toward a Culture of Meaning

Peter Warshall
Whole Earth Magazine - Biodiversity Perils and Opportunities

Douglas Gordin
SRI International
- Tranforming Learning and Travel through the Digital Earth

Wendy Brawer
Green Maps Online:

charting nature & culture in urban places

Ralph Abraham
Chaos & the Web

Peter Russell
Consciousness -
The Last Frontier

Payson Stevens
Envisioning Earth

Pliny Fisk
The Infinite Grid as a Platform
for Interoperability

5:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner Break On your own in San Francisco

7:00 pm
Center Room    
Keynote Session - Welcome
7:00 - 9:30 pm    

Use it or Lose it:
Defending the Internet from Commercial Information Pollution

Jan Hauser

Principal Architect at Sun Microsystems

Ecologically-sustainable Economic Growth in China?... Yes!
Sheri Xiaoyi Liao
Founder and President of Global Village of Beijing
one of China's most well known environmental NGO's
Short Break    

The Viridian Green Movement
Bruce Sterling
sci-fi author, father of cyber-punk

Tibetan Music and Vocals
Tsering Wangmo

Vocal Performance and Earth Machine Music
David Rothenberg & Chera van Burg

10:30 pm - Break
Dimension 7 Immersive Environment
featuring DJ Vajra 10:30 pm - 12:30
D-7 presents images from the Know Yourself Project, a film by ISSO
12:30 midnight - Program Ended    

Saturday, May 13, 2000
Morning 9:00 am

West Room
Center Room
East Room
Brian Swimme
Macro-Phase Power and Micro-Phase Wisdom

Kevin Kelly
What does Technology Want?

Josh Knauer
Digging Through the AstroTurf
Elisabet Sahtouris
Living Systems, the Internet
and the Human Future

Jan Hauser
Swords into Plowshares: Cold War
remote sensing for Conservation

Bill Pease
Revolutionizing Environmental Defense
Using the Web
11:00 - 11:30 am - Break Earth Machine Music

Meredith Lane
Global Biodiversity Information,
a Facility for the Future

Gloria Brown Simmons
New Directions for Earth and Planetary

Adam Werbach
Host of the Thin Green Line,
former president of the Sierra Club

John Radke
Application Challenges for
Geographic Information Science

Char Davies
Slip-sliding Between the Virtual and the Real: Re-presenting Nature in Immersive VR Environments

Sheri Xiaoyi Liao
Founder and President of
Global Village of Beijing

1:00 - 2:30 pm
Organic boxed lunches will be available on-site for purchase Earth Machine Music

2:30 pm

West Room
Center Room
East Room
Room A
Room B

Art in the Post-Human Matrix
Ebon Fisher
-Digital Worlds, U. of Iowa & David Rothenberg
-Terra Nova
Elizabeth Thompson - Planetwork

Greening the Media
Ron Wolf - AScribe News Bureau
Alex Barnum - SF Chronicle
Jerry Kay

GIS in Ecology & Conservation Biology
Chris Davis - CommEn Space
Pliny Fisk
- Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

Jan Hauser - Sun Microsytems

John Radke - UC Berkeley

Green Interfaces
Michael Naimark
& Carlos Seligo
Erik Davis

EDF Websites
Ben Smith - EDF
4:00 - 4:30 pm - Break
Earth Machine Music
The Contested Journey:
Nature & Cyberspace

Jennifer Cobb, Char Davies
& Carol Gigliotti
WTO: Beyond Seattle
Richard Plevin - Global Exchange
Allan Hunt-Badiner
- RAN, Shane Korytko & Sheri Herndon - Indy Media Center
Green Portals &

Josh Knauer -
Joel Makower
Jon Zilber -

Youth, Media
& Gaia

Ronan Hallowell, Kenji Williams and guest

Techie Talk Tutorial
your chance for straight simple answers from a certified techno geek Mike Vincenty

6:00 pm

Center Room

Networking Reception
6:00 - 7:30 pm background music: Matt Butler & Troy Lush of the Redwood Project

Dinner on your own in San Francisco
9:30 pm

join us for an ambient chill South of Market
limited tickets available at the conference @$5 towards DJ's & beverages
Other related events:
For those who want to network over dinner and into the evening:
National Radio Project & Making Contact
celebration buffet dinner dancing in San Francisco

The Ambient Groove Temple
starts at 8:00, goes until 4 or 5 in the morning

Sunday, May 14, 2000
Morning 9:00 am

West Room
Center Room
East Room
Pierre Levy
Cyberspace as a Meta-Evolutive Step
John Delaney
The Neptune Project
Marc Pesce
The Real World
Tyler Volk
Lessons from the Biosphere
John Helly
Visualization Applications
in Earth System Science

Erik Davis
Snakes and Ladders:
Holism vs. Technlogy

11:00 - 11:30 am - Break Earth Machine Music
David Stainforth
Casino-21: public participation in
climate simulation of the 21st century
Julia Butterfly Hill
Treesitter Exraordinaire

Hardin Tibbs
Technology, Insight and the Internet:
Catalysts for Future Transformation
Thomas Ruddy
European Reconciliation of the
Commercial Internet with Sustainability

Bruce Sterling
Viridian Green

Jim Fournier
From Nature to Meta-Nature:
The Fold Point in Time
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Organic boxed lunches will be available on-site for purchase Earth Machine Music
2:00 - 2:30 pm PlaNeTantra - A fusion of violin, percussion, movement, and spoken word created specially for the conference  

Afternoon 2:30 pm

West Room
Center Room
East Room
Room A
Room B

Industrial Ecology &
Information Technology

Bill Shireman
- Global Futures / Future 500 Gil Friend - Natural Logic Andrew Michael - Bay Area Council

Art, Technology,
& the Environment

Shawn Brixey
& Eduardo Kac
with Edward Shanken

Shadow Side of InfoTech
Steve Talbott
& Melissa Nelson
with JP Harpignies

Predicting The Future
Alexander Repenning
with James Kalin


4:00 - 4:30 pm - Break
Earth Machine Music

InfoTech & Sustainable Development
Michael North
-, Pablo Zavala & Juan Martinez - World Bank, with Natan Zaidenweber

Surfing the Global Brain
Duane Elgin, Jim Fournier, Pierre Levy, Mark Pesce & Peter Russell with Erik Davis

Effective Web Campaigns
Jim Slama - Keep 'Organic' Organic Campaign Brian West Earth Island Institute & Catherine Baldi
Project Underground

InfoTech Professionals & Social Responsibility
Twyla Wilson - US Web/CKS & Maria Jankowska - Electronic Green Journal Denise Joines - One NW with Cate Gable


6:30 pm Closing Ceremony      



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