This month we have a number of updates to share with you. The Venus Project received a donation that is initiating some exciting possibilities. We also have an update about our ongoing model archiving project. Don’t miss the latest interview with Roxanne Meadows. And each month we release a new video or audio lecture. This month we have one of each!
Donation to The Venus Project
The Venus Project is very excited to receive a donation of three “HTC Vive Pro” virtual reality kits with controllers from a top video game and hardware developer which would like to remain anonymous. This contribution further enables us to work on a virtual reality walk-through of one of Jacque Fresco’s city designs. There is also the potential for developing an immersive 3D experience of the grounds and buildings for a tour of the Center for Resource Management as the blueprints and designs for this facility become further developed.
Progress on Model Archiving
From the 1970’s to 2006 Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows produced over 400 models of Jacque’s designs to help depict many aspects of the future. We would like to bring you up to date with the model archiving effort, which is currently in post-production stage – the final step of the complete 360-degree video capture of each of these models. The entire collection is archived in high resolution. This is one of the primary components of a comprehensive archiving project of these works. Once completed, the archive will list and cross-link drawings, photographs and videos of any one of these models. This will enable us to preserve the work and easily cross-reference any particular design and present it in many different formats.
Interview With Roxanne Meadows
Hope you enjoy Roxanne Meadows’ latest interview on FringeFM with Matt Ward.
New Video Lecture
“Values & Visions in the New Society” by Jacque Fresco – Oct. 14, 2011
Jacque Fresco speaks about the physical factors responsible for the way we react to the world around us. These determinants of our behavior are always related to our background. Fresco discusses these concepts as a “mechanistic point of view” which looks at the causes of our behavior. He outlines differences between the current monetary system and a Resource Based Economy. Jacque explains how being able to make accurate predictions is required in order for society to meet people’s needs. Further topics include our relationship to technology, and what that relationship might look like with advanced technology in the future. Jacque emphasizes and illustrates the language and semantics of technical fields as closer approximations to arrive at a culture as envisioned by The Venus Project.
New Audio Lecture
“Mechanistics of Life” by Jacque Fresco – February 16, 1980
Previously titled “Science and Social Change”, this lecture covers a preliminary discussion of social change and child education. Jacque Fresco is primarily concerned here with the mechanistic conception of organic and inorganic phenomena while reviewing the works of George Washington Crile, Jacques Loeb, and Jagadish Chandra Bose. Jacque relates the mechanistic point of view to society, evolution, innovation, human behavior, and what people call “thinking,” and “reasoning.” He additionally discusses tropisms, instincts, determinants of animal behavior, the interrelationship of interacting variables in causality, resident forces, purpose in nature, free will, and the definition of life.
A video trailer can also be viewed at the above links.
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