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WEDNESDAY! Come see and hear the WHY behind STITCH

Photo by Phil Daquila Come out to hear about the WHY of STITCH this Wednesday at a community event called "Groundworkk." Orangutan Swing will be one of three local groups talking about what we're working on, and why. This will be held at Mercury Studio from 6:30pm, and the cost is $5. The idea behind Groundworkk is this: The concept of groundworkk is very simple. At each event, all … [Read more...]

Why talk is jazz

We say our roundtables are like improv. Why? Recently, as I was talking to someone I just met, I noticed that there's certain rhythm to how our conversation was flowing. He would talk a little, and then I'd chime in. When there's a pause, how you start up the new topic or a followup question matters, and the exact timing of it, affects the mood of the conversation. There's an audience, … [Read more...]

Hey, #WDS! Announcing #TETHER: A #Portland roundtable on what grounds us

Akira Morita is hitting Portland and Seattle NEXT WEEK to host TETHER: a conversation about what grounds us. Too often in modern society, we're grappling with how to find fixed holds when everything seems to be in constant states of flux. What keeps us tethered? How do we decide? These and other questions posed in our "popcorn" style of inviting people to the circle, and opening up the … [Read more...]

Announcing TETHER: Conversations About Gravity

At Aether, we talked communication that happens in the air. Now, I want to bring it down to the ground. I'm traveling to Portland, OR next week for an awesome conference called The World Domination Summit. It's hard to explain (and resist/ignore the cheap jabs at the beyond-audacious title), but there will be 1,000 people who are focused on living life on their own terms, and changing the … [Read more...]