The 3Rs of Unmachining: Will You Join Us for a Live Event?
An invitation for (online) coffee and conversation
“We are learning to do a great many clever things…The next great task will be to learn not to do them.”
- G.K. Chesterton
My husbandand I are delighted and encouraged that our recent essay The 3Rs of Unmachining: Guideposts for an Age of Technological Upheaval has prompted so much rich discussion, questions, and sharing of experiences. If you read the post in its entirety, you will recall that it tightly packs overarching technology use issues into the framework of the 3Rs: Recognize, Remove, Return.
Yet much remains to be discussed and explored in each of those areas. We plan to continue to address how the guideposts can be applied to our daily lives, and how they can help to redirect us toward embodied reality (among other related topics).
As many of you may know, The Front Porch Republic is hosting an in-person Conference next weekend (Friday Oct 20th and Saturday Oct 21st) in Madison, WI. The theme of this year’s conference is “Living as Humans in a Machine Age”.will be delivering the keynote address, will be speaking on “The Joy of Tech Resistance”, and several other speakers will address topics on Imagining Life Beyond the Machine, Human Responses to Technology, and Living Outside the Machine. While some of you will have the pleasure of attending the conference, for most it will not be possible to be there in person (this includes us).
One of the aspects of the conference that I am most sorry to miss, is the lively discussions that will likely ensue at “Smitty’s Pub” after the talks wrap up on Saturday afternoon. Never one to despair, I wondered whether we might be able to create a parallel conversation in a live online event the following week. This would have the added benefit that conference goers would be able to participate as well, and relate some of their learned insights. Thus here my question:
Would you be interested in joining us for a live discussion of the
3Rs of Unmachining on Saturday, October 28th at 3 PM EST1?
The online event would be a special offer for paid subscribers of/ and would include a brief talk about the 3Rs of Unmachining by Peco and myself, after which we open up the floor to questions and discussion. This would include:
Questions for elaboration or follow-up
Further thoughts and reflections readers would like to add
Why the 3Rs are especially important during a time of upheaval
Application of the 3Rs to different situations
Other related topics of interest
If you are interested in attending this live online event (and if you are a paid subscriber), please respond in the comment section below ( a simple “I’ll be there!” will do). We will require a minimum number of participants to go ahead. So let us know! We would be very interested to hear about any specific questions that you might like to discuss.
If you are a new subscriber, and have not yet delved into the archives ofor Peco’s , I encourage you to discover some of our older articles, including:
Latin / Greek Stems List 7
I offer paid subscribers weekly resources for Latin/ Greek stem study, which are ideal for families who would like to support their children’s language development (for more background on this see my initial post here). If you are a new paid subscriber, start with Lists 1 through 6 before moving on to the current list. Read this first. You can access the pdf downloads for List 1 and 2 of the Latin / Greek stems here, list 3 here, list 4 here, list 5 here, and list 6 here
Here are this week’s pdf downloads for List 7 of the Latin / Greek stems:
For a suggested weekly schedule, see here.
We look forward to hearing from you !
The choice of this time was very deliberate as subscribers in California (and the rest of the west coast) could join us over lunch, those in Texas (and other CST locations) would be putting down their little ones for a nap, people in New York (or us in Ontario) would be having some afternoon coffee, while subscribers across the pond would still be awake and could join over a cup of tea. So really, there seems to be little excuse that the timing doesn’t work (unless of course, you are in Australia or thereabouts) :)