Sara Ross, Ph.D., holds an interdisciplinary doctorate in Psychology and Political Development. She specializes in investigating and applying knowledge of universal patterns to analyze and address real-world problems in all their detailed complexity. She is the founder of ARINA (www.global-arina.org), which is both the home of TIP and the publisher of Integral Review: A Transdisciplinary and Transcultural Journal for New Thought, Research, and Praxis (http://integral-review.org).
Below is an illustration from the first page of his historic contribution, it also leads to the chapter; and the cover of his book, Society’s Breakthrough: Releasing Essential Wisdom and Virtue in All the People leading to the Amazon Page. Jim Rough epitomizes the very best of the American pioneer spirit of common sense and good intention. He is, along with Tom Atlee and others in the Collective Intelligence movement, a center of gravity for restoring America.
Co-author with David R. Schwinn and John Kesler, all three authors authors are associated with Ingenius, a Michigan-based consulting organization focusing on an integral community building approach to increasing civic intelligence. www.ingeniusonline.com
Co-author with Carol J. Schwinn and John Kesler, all three authors authors are associated with Ingenius, a Michigan-based consulting organization focusing on an integral community building approach to increasing civic intelligence. www.ingeniusonline.com
Trained in computer science and software engineering, Douglas Schuler has been working on the borderlines of society and technology for over 20 years. He believes that positive social change is possible and that technology could play a role in promoting it. To that end he has given presentations on similar themes in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America. He has written and co-edited several books, including New Community Networks: Wired for Change (Addison-Wesley, 1996; also http://www.publicsphereproject.org/ncn/) and, most recently Liberating Voices: A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution (MIT Press, 2008), a civic intelligence undertaking with 85 contributors. He is a founder of the Seattle Community Network, an early, free public-access computer network and the Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing (DIAC) symposium series sponsored by Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility that was launched in 1987. Formerly an AI Researcher at Boeing Computer Services, Doug has been teaching at The Evergreen State College, a non-traditional liberal arts college in Washington State, since 1996. He is also president of the Public Sphere Project (http://www.publicsphereproject.org/) a non-profit organization dedicated to the democratization and effective use of information and communication systems.
Nova Spivack is the CEO and founder of Radar Networks, a San-Francisco company that is pioneering applications of the Semantic Web for distributed collaboration and knowledge management with a new service called Twine.com. Mr. Spivack is a recognized authority on the Semantic Web and future of the Web, which is sometimes called “Web 3.0.” A more detailed bio can be found at his company website: http://www.radarnetworks.com/about/management.html#nova.
A rising star in the Science Fiction (SF) world and a New York Times notable author, Karl Schroeder divides his time between writing fiction and consulting—chiefly in the area of Foresight Studies and technology. http://www.kschroeder.com