Activism & Leadership, Economy & Decentralisation, Story-Telling & Narrative
Week 6: Towards a Flourishing Future: Reimagining Humanity, Body and Myth
The Digital Age Talk with Manda Scott, Nathalie Nahai
This is Week 6 of advaya’s course: The Digital Age, hosted and curated by Nathalie Nahai.
Reclaiming the future is possible. Though these vast systems of power and control seem entirely inconceivable to overcome, knowing how they work, the stories that they tell, the people they are trying to create, we can begin to rewrite and reclaim. The only way out, as they say, is through. And one way through is embracing the power of reimagination. Tech futurists insist on one version of the future, with all the solutions, with ease and convenience, everything being predicted, right at your fingertips. But a flourishing future is one that embraces diversity, one that recognises that we need each other more than the systems that have been created. If we are to free ourselves from these systems, we have to free each other and ourselves, so in this final session we seek to reimagine humanity, body and myth. How can we embrace a more holistic imaginary, and envision and bring into being the flourishing future that we want for all?
The Digital Age
Manda Scott #
Born and raised in Scotland - and still a Scot at heart - Manda has been, variously, a veterinary surgeon, veterinary anaesthetist, acupuncturist (people and animals), crime writer, columnist, blogger, economist - and author. In between, she teaches shamanic dreaming, creative writing and concept-based dog training.
Nathalie Nahai #
Nathalie Nahai is an author, keynote speaker and host of The Hive Podcast, a series that enquires into our relationship with one another, with technology and with the living world. With a diverse background in human behaviour, persuasive tech and the arts, Nathalie brings a unique vantage point from which to examine the complex challenges we face today.