OGM Thursday, 2023-06-15

The chat was active today, and following below is a curated selection of the concepts, books, and links from just the Zoom chat. Jerry's Brain will have a link to the video and the machine-generated transcript and chat.

The Concepts, Books, and Links sections were prepared by Peter Kaminski with a combination of hand work and ChatGPT 4. I have provisionally checked it all, and believe it is generally trustworthy, but it's possible that one of the passes through ChatGPT has mangled or misformed some or all of an item, so caveat lector. -- Pete, 2023-06-15


  1. Bolognese recipe: Traditional Italian meat-based sauce for pasta.
  2. 5 Minute University: Humorous, condensed teaching concept by comedian Father Guido Sarducci; serious but fun actual five-or-so minute educational talks, concept by Jerry.
  3. Pickleball: Fun racquet sport combining elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong.
  4. Padel: Tennis-like game with walls, played in a smaller court.
  5. The universality of the words "tea" and "cha"; global linguistic variants for the popular beverage.
  6. Digital public infrastructure (DPI): Essential digital services provided for public benefit.
  7. Public goods in economics: Non-excludable, non-rivalrous resources available to all.
  8. Data Commons: Shared resources of digital information accessible to everyone.
  9. Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA): Framework for secure, consented data-sharing.
  10. The take-make-waste system: Traditional linear model of consumption and disposal.
  11. Sustainability - the concept of circularity in the environment; ecosystem-mimicking approach reducing waste and promoting resource reuse.
  12. Dodekapod - a 12-degree of freedom manipulator in parallel robots; advanced robotics concept for highly flexible movement.
  13. The concept of "real" recycling with a system designed up front to enable disassembly, reuse, etc.; a proactive, efficient approach to recycling considering product lifecycle.
  14. Design for durability and non-obsolescence; product design emphasizing long-term use and relevance.
  15. Product take-back, product-as-service, Extended Producer Responsibility (policies & financial incentives): Concepts shifting accountability and lifecycle management to manufacturers.
  16. The concept of "no exits" in business: Building enduring businesses, not for short-term sale.
  17. VC business model is linear, not circular: Venture Capital follows one-way investment-return strategy.
  18. Indigenous wisdom of the Internet: "Ancient knowledge" from digital spaces and interactions.
  19. Ray Anderson’s restorative paradigm: Business model prioritizing environmental restoration.
  20. Perennial philosophy - Common underlying truths in different belief systems; universal spiritual themes transcending specific religions.
  21. DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging): Strategies for fostering diverse, fair, inclusive, and welcoming environments.
  22. The Jefferson Bible - Thomas Jefferson's edited version of the Bible; Jefferson's personal interpretation of biblical texts, excluding miracles.
  23. Intergenerational trauma: Trauma passed down through generations.
  24. Discernment and politics: Judicious understanding applied to political decision-making.
  25. Speed of listening: Pace of understanding in communication.
  26. Indigenous wisdom and teachings: Ancient knowledge and principles from native cultures.


  1. "Recycle Everything: Why We Must, How We Can" by Janet Unruh - recycling, sustainability, environmentalism
  2. "Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things" by William McDonough and Michael Braungart - architecture, chemistry, sustainability, design
  3. "The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance" by William McDonough and Michael Braungart - upcycling, sustainability, environmentalism
  4. "The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom" by Don Miguel Ruiz - personal freedom, self-help, agreements
  5. "Sand Talk" by Tyson Yunkaporta - Indigenous Knowledge, sustainability, indigenous expertise
  6. "The Nutmeg’s Curse" by Amitav Ghosh - terraforming, climate change, environmental impact
  7. "The Knowledge: How to Rebuild the World from Scratch" by Lewis Dartnell - rebuilding civilization, knowledge, survival
  8. "Of Water and the Spirit" by Malidoma Patrice Somé - ritual, magic, initiation


  1. Google Maps link to Waldport, OR 97394 - Google Maps
  2. 5 Minute University - Jerry's Brain
  3. Wikipedia article on Padel - Wikipedia
  4. History of the word "tea" article - Quartz
  5. Men's BEST POINTS 2022 | World Padel Tour - Crazy padel clips - YouTube
  6. Zoom Timer app - Blue Sky Apps
  7. Digital public infrastructure - Ethan Zuckerman - Public Infrastructure Project
  8. Wikipedia article on Aadhaar, a 12-digit unique identity number that can be obtained voluntarily by the citizens of India - Wikipedia
  9. Discussion about DPI and India’s vision - Carnegie Middle East Center
  10. Data Commons - Jerry's Brain
  11. DEPA Book - NITI Aayog (PDF)
  12. Article on the need for principle-based approach to DPI - Carnegie India
  13. Meaning of the word deepa / dīpa / दीप - Wisdom Library
  14. Article on India’s digital public infrastructure for education - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  15. Recycle Everything: Why We Must, How We Can book on Amazon - Amazon
  16. AI in circular economy article - Harvard Business Review
  17. Recycling source mineral commodities article - American Geosciences Institute
  18. Article on extraction, consumption, and limits of sustainability - ScienceDirect
  19. Wikipedia article on Fusion Torch - Wikipedia
  20. Kinematics analyses of Dodekapod - ScienceDirect - ScienceDirect
  21. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things book - McDonough
  22. Cradle to Cradle product certification program - MBDC
  23. Ray Anderson’s restorative paradigm video - YouTube
  24. The Upcycle book on Goodreads - Goodreads
  25. Ted Talk by Ray Anderson on the business logic of sustainability - TED
  26. Recoding America: A Conversation with Jennifer Pahlka - Tech Policy Press
  27. Presentations by Rewiring America - Rewiring America
  28. Book: "Sand Talk" by Tyson Yunkaporta - Amazon - Amazon
  29. Four Arrows - Professor at Fielding Graduate University - Kindred Media
  30. Video: "Four Arrows and Darcia Narvaez" - YouTube
  31. Kofi People and ALUNA - Aluna The Movie
  32. Tom Brown (naturalist) - Wikipedia
  33. Carranza Memorial in the Pine Barrens - NJ.gov
  34. Book: "The Nutmeg’s Curse" - Goodreads
  35. Video: "Times are Urgent, Let Us Slow Down" by Bayo Akomolafe - YouTube
  36. Book: "The Knowledge: How to Rebuild the World from Scratch" - Goodreads
  37. Article: "North Atlantic El Nino" - Independent.co.uk
  38. Link to North Atlantic temperature graph on Twitter - Twitter
  39. JSON file for climate data - Climate Reanalyzer
  40. Book: "Of Water and the Spirit" by Malidoma Patrice Somé - Goodreads
  41. Proclamation by Ofelia Zepeda - Poetry Foundation
  42. Proclamation for Peace, by Kim Stafford - Kim Stafford Website