John Wheeler

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Team Culturing Information

last updated: 16. September, 2011

WHO are you?

  • Name - John Wheeler
  • Location (city, country) - Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
  • Contact Information (email, phone, Skype) - jdwheeler42 (at) yahoo (dot) com
  • Introductory Video -
  • Resume/CV -
  • Hobbies and Pastimes -

WHY are you motivated to support/develop this work?

  • Do you endorse open source culture?

Emphatically YES! However, I am definitely more in the "free speech" camp than the "free beer" camp.

  • Why are you interested in collaborating with us?

Because the GVCS is the best plan I have seen for transitioning from petroleum addiction

  • Are you interested in teaching about the GVCS?

Yes. I already try to do so informally with my friends and colleagues.

  • 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?


  • 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?

I think those are wonderful things but am not interested in getting involved personally.

  • 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?

Very much so

  • 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?

Not particularly interested in academic studies or analysis, but possibly other written materials

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


  • 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)?


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

I am very interested in building resilient communities. I see the GVCS as a useful "tool".

  • 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?

I think the GVCS can make the global monetary systems irrelevant.

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

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

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

  • Do you have any other comments that you'd like to make?

  • What should happen so that you become more involved with the project?

  • What are you missing in the project?

  • What are your suggestions for improvement of the project?


  • 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)


  • I am a free-lance writer and have created marketing materials.


  • I am a Senior Tax Advisor with H&R Block


  • Yes

Home Economics

  • I can cook but have never done so for more than 10 people. I have been gardening for many years.


  • I have taken courses in ecoarchitecture. I designed a Z80 based computer.


  • I can do basic home repair.


  • No


  • No

HOW can you help?

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

Editing wiki pages, Permaculture Design, open source agroecology, promotion and marketing

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

Possibly for special visits

  • 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?

Yes; Permaculture design and agroecosystem management; per project, room, board, travel, and a small honorarium.

Yes, for permaculture design; most immediately for forest management

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

Yes, if a need arises

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


Not yet, my income is too unpredictable.

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


  • 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.