Great TV Rebellion

kids and adults around the world participated in the biomimicry institute’s great tv rebellion of 2010 by turning off their televisions and other entertainment devices for all or part of earth week (april 19-25). we encouraged our tv rebels to keep journals of their outdoor experiences and share their stories with us. we even had a drawing with awesome prizes donated from our friends at pacific outdoor equipment.

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Blue Economy

blue-economics_2_2010-04-12_07-32-24upcoming book of gunter pauli

during the past five years, gunter pauli focused on identifying the innovations that could shift the present management model based on core business and core competence to one that introduces multiple innovations generating multiple cash flows, responding to all basic needs with what is locally available, generating jobs and building up social capital

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DIJ forum Obesity

dij_ob_2_2010-04-01_07-03-20policing obesity in japan. health politics and japanese-style risk society

this lecture focuses on the background and the repercussions of the new mandatory special health checkup which has been popularized under the name of metabo health checkup. i will place the japanese government’s long-standing interest in surveying the national body and the recent shift towards mapping adipose bodies into the context of the sociological discussion on risk and reflexivity in modernity. in doing so, i focus on three major issues: the fabricated nature of risk in contemporary society; the political weight of experts and expert knowledge in contemporary forms of governance; and the changing relationships between individual, state and society. hence i also ask to what degree the current debate on health and obesity in japan has been tainted by neoliberal politics. drawing on official sources, including minutes from

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