Who are you?
Name: Adam Shilling
Location (city, country): Seattle, Washington/Abroad
Contact Information (email, skype, phone)Adam(dot)shilling(at)gmail.com, Skype: Adam(dot)b(dot)shilling, 206-359-0187
Head of Youth Instruction at MKG martial arts 10 years of experience developing curriculum, teaching classes and marketing the program locally.
This included public speaking and workshops throughout the community.
3 summers working at a horse boarding ranch
Construction, repair and animal care
Why are you motivated to support/develop this work?
Do you endorse open source culture?
-Absolutely. Patents have dramatically slowed the development of new technologies and sequestered power into the hands of a moneyed oligarchy. Open source is the way to let technology become a public resource to be used and added to by a vast population of thinkers and makers.
Why are you interested in collaborating with us?
-OSE in particular represents a way to create true sustainable local economies. These technologies will have an extremely high impact on the quality of life experienced by 9/10th of the worlds population who currently produce goods and services at subsistence wages for larger corporate profit.
How do you think that the GVCS can address pressing world issues?
-Referring to my last statement, GVCS has the potential to help struggling populations regain control of their resources and production. More localized economies in any area will help to create the framework of future local economies. Eventually, we could see vasts areas of populations who do not require the intervention of centralized governments and corporate capital in order to produce the standard of living enjoyed in the western countries.
What should happen so that you become more involved with the project?
-I would like to teach about and assist in the application of GVCS technologies throughout the world. This will require the full schematics of each technology to be accessible as well as translated into the languages of the communities using them. It would also require a framework for teaching these techniques to other communities in a way that is understandable and easily repeatable.
What is missing in the project?
-At the moment, many of the technologies are not completed or available in a final working format. This limits the application and experimentation of the technologies until such a time as they are available. As this is only a matter of time it is not "missing" so much as "yet to arrive." The only other thing missing, as I see it, is an education program and an outreach program to garner interest and adherents.
What are your suggestions for improvement of the project?
-Having listed my thoughts in the previous questions, I feel that the area of improvement lies not in the creation of the technologies(which is already being undertaken) but in the dissemination and application of the technologies. I would like to see more people learning about how to explain the importance and use of GVCS technologies to as many audiences as possible in order to create a global network of collaborating villages.
What are your skills?
Communications - Very comfortable speaking to an audience through years of practice. This can be applied to video and recording as well. Well-spoken and articulate.
Organizational - Organized events with up to one hundred people attending. Events involved catering, lectures, entertainment and sales.
Agriculture - I have spent some time working with gardens and landscaping. I know how to plant, water and maintain garden beds.
PR/Marketing - Helped design marketing material for my martial arts program by writing the promotional materials and incentives. Others created the visual format they were released in.
Education - 10 years of education in life development skills and martial arts for students of all ages. I am able to explain more difficult concepts through timely analogies and by asking the students to engage the questions. This has also helped me become a motivational coach as well.
Construction - I have worked on many construction projects as a worker. Recently I installed a 400 foot fence for a new horse corral at the ranch I work on. I am physically fit and capable of hard manual labor. I am also comfortable with equipment and machinery such as tractors and power tools.
How have you already contributed to the project?- Only as a donating True Fan.
How can you help?
How are you interested in contributing to the work of GVCS development?
-I would like to see this technology gaining wide acceptance in villages throughout the world who are already relying on subsistence farming. These communities will see greater gains in the standard of living they enjoy with the adaptation of even just a few of the technologies being developed at OSE. In order to provide for this, I would like to become a traveling spokesperson and project manager for OSE projects in the field. I am also working with a team of developers to produce a video game showcasing GVCS technologies that creates capital for developing villages throughout Latin America.
Can you volunteer to work with us, and if so, how many hours per week? -I will be able to come out for extended stays in order to help the whole time I am there.
Are you interested in working with us for pay? If so, what services can you offer, and what is your hourly or per-project rate?
-Not at the moment. I am looking to learn as well as advance the project. If my skills became valuable to the project I beleive I would enjoy earning a living helping OSE grow.
Are you interested in a Dedicated Project Visit?
-Yes. I will be there soon.
Are you interested in purchasing equipment from us to help bootstrap development?
-I am not in a position financially to buy equipment but I would like to help show others why they might wish to purchase it.
Are you interested in bidding for consulting/design/prototyping work?
Are you a True Fan? If not, why not?
Would you like to see yourself working with us on a full-time basis?
-If it is the best interest of OSE and myself then I would like to work with you full-time.
Are you interested in being part of the world's first, open source, resilient community? The GVCS is the preparatory step for the OSE Village Experiment – a 2 year, immersion experiment (2013-2014) for testing whether a real, thriving, modern-day prototype community of 200 people can be built on 200 acres using local resources and open access to information? We are looking for approximately 200 people to fill a diverse array of roles, according to the Social Contract that is being developed. This may be the boldest social experiment on earth - a pioneering community whose goal is to extend the index of possibilities regarding harmonious existence of humans, ecology, and technology.
-This question is very broad in scope and I will be talking about it with everyone in person on the farm before I know for sure.