David Anderson

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David Anderson

Team Culturing Information

last updated: 22. April, 2011

WHO are you?

  • Name/Nationality/Ethnicity - David Anderson, USA
  • Location – SF, CA and Hurricane, UT
  • Contact Information

davidryal (at) gmail (dot)com
david (dot) importantmedia (dot) org
davidryal on skype and all other IM

  • Introductory Video -

WHY are you motivated to support/develop this work?

  • Do you endorse open source culture?


  • Why are you interested in this work?

Because you're doing overlooked, ignored, important work.

  • Are you interested in teaching about the GVCS?

In many ways, yes.

  • Are you interested in economic relocalization possibilities arising from the GVCS?'


  • Do you want to use the GVCS technologies yourself? Do you want to build them yourself?


  • Are you interested in starting up enterprise using the GVCS technologies?

Very possibly.

  • Are you interested in having the GVCS technologies fabricated by your local custom fabricator?


  • Are you interested in applying the GVCS to third world development? To redevelopment of crisis areas? To development of derelict areas in the developed world?

All of the above.

  • Are you interested in starting up Industry 2.0 flexible fabrication enterprises for your local community, by drawing from a global repository of freely down-loadable designs and fabricating using open source fabrication equipment?

I'm interested in facilitating this process for as many people as possible.

  • Are you interested in the potential of the GVCS for developing local food systems?


  • Are you interested in doing academic studies/papers, publishing books, or doing other analysis of our efforts?

I'm interested in facilitating this process for as many people as possible.

  • Are you interested in financial investment opportunities arising from our work?

Maybe eventually.

  • Are you interested in the distributive economic aspects of our work, and if so, how do you see this playing out?


  • Are you interested in building renewable energy production facilities based on open hardware (solar concentrator electric, wind, biomass power).

Eventually, yes.

  • Are you interested in building resilient communities based on access to the GVCS?

Absolutely, yes. I'd like to integrate GVCS concepts into plans for local communities and projects I'm already working on.

  • Are you interested in creating a bug-out hut using GVCS technologies?


  • How do you think that the GVCS can help alleviate the instabilities of global monetary systems?

Relocalization is the key to resilience of all kinds.

  • How do you think that the GVCS can address issues related to resource conflicts?

Relocalization is the key to resilience of all kinds.

  • How do you think that the GVCS can address issues of overpopulation?

Relocalization is the key to resilience of all kinds.

  • How do you think that the GVCS can address issues of resource depletion and environmental degradation?

Relocalization is the key to resilience of all kinds.

  • Other comments

Not right now... all previous answers and comments lost.


  • What have you already contributed to the OSE project? (technical contributions, blogging about us, financial support, organizing events, translations, interviews, video editing, publications, publicity work, behind-the-scenes work, CAD work, wiki contributions, computer support, etc)

One blog post, and many discussions with people in my network.


  • I run a blog network on sustainability issues. Would love to use that to support the process as much as possible.


  • Yes, have started multiple businesses from scratch, and can advise/strategize here.

Computer Support

  • I build computers from parts, but am not a super-hacker.


  • I've run budgets for early-stage startups through venture-stage. I know enough to know when I can handle something, and when a tax lawyer really needs to dig in.


  • Yes -- I was a Sociology/Political Science major. Would love to help with this.

Home Economics

  • Yes, can cook, but no, have not been a farmer. Would like to.


  • No.


  • No.

Electronics and Magnetics

  • No.


  • No.


  • No.


  • No.

HOW can you help?

  • How are you interested in contributing to the work of GVCS development?

Communications and movement-building.

  • Can you volunteer to work with us, and if so, how many hours per week?

Depends on how you think I can help.

  • 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?

Maybe, but this isn't my focus.

  • Are you interested in purchasing equipment from us to help bootstrap development?

Very possibly. I have friends interested in doing a documentary about "spreading the movement" on 52 acres in Maine, who might be interested in purchasing a brick press for initial project goals.

  • Are you interested in bidding for consulting/design/prototyping work?


Not yet, will become one.

  • Would you like to see yourself working with us on a full-time basis?

Eventually, maybe.

  • Are you interested in using the technologies that we are developing directly?


  • 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 – as a beacon of light to benefit of all people on Earth.

Ask me again in a year. :)