Dr. Nathan Walworth (PhD) is co-founder of Ocean SOS and a marine climate scientist and futurist based in Los Angeles whose research lies at the intersection of global change, exponential technologies, behavioral change, and the marine microbiome. He is also co-founder of CôVALENCE where him and his team of scientists, designers, and storytellers are working to help shift the human story by embedding regenerative lifestyle practices within cultural narratives. After researching climate change from the Tropics to Antarctica, Dr. Walworth determined that the causes of environmental degradation are the product of human decision-making on a global scale. Humans decision-making is driven by emotion from their own narratives built from cultural storytelling. Since the growing human population is outpacing the current use of natural resources, then the way humans make decisions will dictate the planet's destiny. These decisions will depend on how our cultures evolves together. No matter how much green technology is invented to try and clean what our decisions have done to the planet, we can never change the current course of the planet if we don't first change ourselves. Our environment is a reflection of us.
Creating Culture and World Building Across Immersive Realities: A first-look at potential and consequences
The NEXUS Futurism Lab is excited to bring you a night where we will dive deep into the global impacts of culture creation and world building. We will explore both current societal consequences and future implications across forthcoming immersive realities. We are curating an eclectic mix of leaders in screenwriting, producing, directing, and immersive technologies. As we assess the current effects of stories in the media on our current culture, how can we begin to shift the reality to better serve us and the planet? NEXUS members and their guests will offer critical insight in direct conversation with storytellers and technologists to outline considerations for the development of these disruptive innovations.
Future Casting: How can we continue to evolve technologically, but remain grounded in the natural world?
Radiant Space and CôVALENCE present a panel discussion centered on the future of lifestyle that integrates past cultural relationships to habitat, regenerative natural systems, and futuristic technological development. Dr. Nathan Walworth, CEO of CôVALENCE and Co-chair of the NEXUS Futurism Lab will delve into his exploration of humanity's relationship to the planet and a new cultural movement: regenerative lifestyle. This movement integrates diverse elements of re-wilding, behavioral design, and ancient philosophy with modern technological advancements. He will be joined by former Director of Special Projects at the EPA under the Obama Administration, Debriana Berlin, who will speak on her unique journey at the heart of global environmental communication and storytelling. As a serial social entrepreneur and official Yoga teacher for the United States Senate, Debriana will share her exciting new project, The Future Reference, that will use immersive, digital environments to re-wild the human spirit. Finally, we will hear from the talented and multifaceted, John Travis, long-time music producer and Co-Founder and President of Drop in the Bucket. He will share his journey at the intersection of art, culture, and social/environmental impact. He will offer insight into their platform to utilize education as a conduit to improve access to health, water, and gender equality in sub-Saharan Africa. Nothing short of inspirational!
The evening will take place inside of Johnny Otto's "Water and Spirit" exhibition.
I am super honored to be part of the 2018 Global People's Fellows cohort representing 33 countries! Fellows will be amplifying voices, celebrating innovation and driving conversations around international development and reimagining humanity. Join us to create change, disrupt development and unlock YOUR potential during the United Nations General Assembly.
Radiant Space is pleased to host a panel discussion focused on the intersection of art, technology, solar energy and the impacts they are having on our planet. Andrew Yakub, CEO of Rayton Solar, will discuss solar as it relates to both an ancient and contemporary life producer and an overview of the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Dr. Nathan Walworth, Co-chair of Futurism Lab at NEXUS will delve into topics such as the effects of technology on the human story and planetary destiny. Neuro-computational scientist, Vince Enachescu, will talk about the neuroscience behind habit programming in today's world of digital social engagement. The evening will take place inside of Darren Sarkin's "Burning Light" Installation.
The 8th Annual NEXUS Global Summit will convene July 26-28 in New York City.
The summit is an exclusive gathering of 600+ leading next gen philanthropists, impact investors, and social innovators from nearly 70 countries. We will hear from inspiring young leaders and explore solutions to pressing problems facing our generation and the world in 2018 and beyond.
Ocean Global Change Biology is a multidisciplinary field and includes investigators working in numerous marine ecosystems, ranging from the open ocean to coral reefs. The field also integrates numerous techniques and approaches to understand how populations of marine organisms will respond to the complex, multiple stressor scenario emerging in the contemporary world ocean, and in future ocean change that we expect in the coming decades.
The Ocean Global Change Biology GRC seeks to synthesize new research directions, and identify synergies across subdisciplines, using a boundary spanning approach to understand the response of marine organisms and ecosystems to environmental change.
The meeting aims to include cutting-edge research and perspectives from diverse fields (e.g. ecology, physiology, omics, biophysics, mathematics, modeling) in order to adequately characterize, contextualize and elucidate the interactive environments and consequences of marine microbes.
Ocean SOS is a uniquely designed summit integrating both local and international officials, funders, innovators, academics, and other stakeholders to create a global network among regenerative ocean initiatives with a focus on bridging next-gen approaches in technology, decentralization, community governance, blended funding, and cultural integration.