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From Chapter 1 of Radical Animal: "Nudge, Steer, Stumble, Dance: the intellectual battle for human nature"

Radical Animal is a "book-net" - a book-text that will emerge from my own researches, and others' participation in this: and once it appears, it will stay in dialogue and in evolution with those networks. To that end, I'll be posting some extracts from my main writing on this Ning site - and inviting response and dissemination from you all. 

This is a…


Added by patkane on September 18, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Interview on "Radical Animal" with Knack Weekend, Belgium’s leading lifestyle magazine

A delight to receive this PDF from Elke Lahousse, journalist with Knack Weekend, containing my interview around the forthcoming Radical Animal book, in a section entitled New Horizons ('Kijk Vooruit"). The interview was conducted by e-mail in English, and is reproduced here…


Added by patkane on September 5, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

Radical Animal Radio: Interview with Futerra co-founder Ed Gillespie

Welcome to this first in a series of occasional podcasts, based on my continuing research for the Radical Animal "book-net".

Today I'll be talking to Ed Gillespie, who is the co-founder of Futerra, a communications agency aimed at promoting sustainability. My agenda…


Added by patkane on September 4, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments

Dig In

More soul food than slow-food, Blasda aims to bring people together for a feed. By Mike Small


Can what we eat help create community and become a daily habit feeding the shift to a low carbon world? It can,…


Added by Mike Small on July 28, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

The Day Sci-Fi Went Retro: Forever?

When I was choosing my Technological Inspiration for my homepage on this site, I didn't hesitate in picking author William Gibson. Whenever I walk past an abandoned, now defunct phone box, I'm almost instantly transported back to those hazy, techless days of the mid 1990s, when a library copy of Count Zero was as near as I ever expected I'd get to a real computer, let alone one that offered the abilities and possibilities that the machine I'm typing this on provides for me. Gibson's…


Added by Jon Gordon on July 1, 2011 at 1:47 — No Comments

Cooling Agents and Radical Affluence

Discovering Pat Kane's Radical Animal project has been very thought-provoking.  I've been prompted to put together a piece, that hopefully adds to the debate on innovation, sustainability and human nature. By trade, I'm a public health worker, not an environmental specialist.  But with a career focus on inequalities and the health needs of marginalised groups, my instinct is to look for the "powerful underdog" in every story.

I'm going to…


Added by Trevor Lakey on June 30, 2011 at 0:40 — No Comments

"Radical Animal": the general proposal (for funders and stakeholders)


I've been putting in for…


Added by patkane on May 1, 2011 at 11:19 — No Comments

Great exchanges on Comment is Free, post Guardian article

I had some very substantive discussions with the commenters on the Guardian's Comment Is Free site, after my article launching the Radical Animal went up yesterday. Here's my…


Added by patkane on April 27, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Pat Kane: The 'I'm-happy-I'm-green' consensus won't placate our lust for novelty (The Guardian)


This is the unedited text of Guardian Comment article of 26 April 2011, launching the "Radical Animal" book-net. All comments welcomed here…


Added by patkane on April 26, 2011 at 1:00 — No Comments

From Thoughtland: Towards a 30-Hour Working Week


"In terms of Scottish commitment to the biosphere, we have already let our conscience be our guide – and…


Added by patkane on April 14, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

From The Play Ethic: Play and Ecology

I've been exploring the ideas behind Radical Animal for quite a while in other places - I'll start to recycle them here, for coherence sake. 

From The Play Ethic: Play and Ecology - our joyful - & troubled - connection to nature (lecture to Big Tent…


Added by patkane on April 25, 2010 at 12:30 — No Comments

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