Giving Compass’ Take:
• In this Future of Good podcast, Indy Johar, founder of Dark Matter Labs, discusses the future of collaboration and systems change.
• How does collaboration align with your current charitable goals? Does your philanthropy incorporate feedback systems?
• Learn more about the benefits of collaborative philanthropy.
For our second episode of Edge & Main, Future of Good’s podcast on the trends, tensions, and transformations of today that will define the world of tomorrow, we sat down with Indy Johar, co-founder of Dark Matter Labs.
Dark Matter Labs designs institutional infrastructure for a distributed and collaborative future, working with partners, clients, and collaborators across the world to research and develop new support frameworks for collaborative system change. Listen to our episode with Johar.
It really feels like we’re in the midst of massive transitions: cities, communities, industries, and institutions are all in flux in a multitude of ways. How would you characterize the times we live in?
I think it’s a really interesting question, because I think we can obviously talk about the transition we’re in from the perspective of the things we see around us: climate breakdown, inequality — all these kinds of symptoms. I use the word “symptoms” here because I think that climate change is a symptom of a much more structural failure. And I think the challenge for us is that we are defining the transition through addressing the symptoms, not the underlying drivers.
I would argue that we are in a fundamental transition in how we see ourselves in the world and at a precipice or a moment where we actually we have to start to redefine how we see ourselves.
Too often the conversation of what it means to be human has been reduced — and has been reduced in the last 300 to 400 years post-enlightenment — to seeing the human as an individual, an isolated object, an object that can be put on a rocket and fired out into space, that can be isolated from its ecosystem.
Read the full article about collective worldview at Future of Good.
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