GlobalGEA is seeking to evolve a generative alliance with a world-shifting Transmedia Team to advance this mission:
By “societal metamorphosis” we mean a fundamental transformation of our social systems — from social organisms that are collectively caterpillar-like (myopic, growth and consumption-centric) to social organisms that touch the earth lightly and are committed to maximize their unique contributions to the well-being of all life that they touch — directly or indirectly.
Why This Movement? Why Now?
The society we have built is not working for humanity, much less for the rest of life on our planet. Scientists have been warning us that if we continue on our current trajectory, the degradation of our natural support systems can become irreversible. As our natural support systems collapse, so will our civilization.
The time is ripe to launch a societal metamorphosis movement — where we consciously co-create a future that is not only sustainable, but can take our species to unimaginably higher levels of well-being.
What’s New and Unique About This Movement?
While it is true that there are many initiatives, organizations and even movements around the world advancing social, economic and environmental improvements and changes, most are “siloed”; too many are focused on the symptoms rather than the fundamental causes of our crises and ills. The Societal Metamorphosis Movement is different in these important ways:
Why Ally with a Media Team at This Stage?
Our broad strategy for making this great evolutionary leap can be summarized in Our Next Evolutionary Leap model. Our “Stories” shape our “Structures.” (By “Stories” we mean our inner and outer conversations, our visions, our dreams, our fears, our metaphors, our beliefs, our values, etc.) Together, our Stories and Structures shape our Patterns of thinking, working, living, consuming, etc., which in turn are the source of most all of our local/global crises.
If we want radically different results, we need radically different Patterns, which in turn require that we shift our Stories and our Structures.
It is much easier to change Stories than Structures, thus
Stories are the place to start.
Changing our Structures is always challenging and generally painful. Changing our Stories is also very challenging, but very feasible, thanks to the explosion of transmedia capabilities that have emerged with the Digital Age. We’re convinced that co-creating our new story could become one of the most joy-filled and gratifying collective experiences we can conjure up as a species. To paraphrase Buckminster Fuller, you never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, create a new story that makes the existing story obsolete.
This is where you, a world-class transmedia team, can play a “trim-tab” role in altering the current trajectory of “Spaceship Earth.” Your mission, should you choose to embrace it, would include ample opportunities to:
Needless to say, this audacious undertaking is not for the fainthearted. Thus we are looking for a world-class transmedia team with diverse talents and capacities, a team that leads with courage, commitment and entrepreneurial creativity. More specifically, this dream team:
Is this description a good match for your talents, capacities and passions? Does the idea of embarking on this grand adventure with fellow GRIPs intrigue and energize you? Do you see this work as YOURS to do? If so, we want to hear from you!
Alternatively, if you know of other transmedia luminaries and/or teams that would be intrigued by the possibilities we sketch out in this proposal, we ask for your help in connecting us with them!
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.