Changing Matter Catalog
Changing Matter is a catalog of ideas, tools, and approaches for whole-systems transformation toward the year 2050.
In the tradition of the Whole Earth Catalog published more than fifty years ago, and positioned as a genuine alternative to ego‑, growth‑, and tech-centric mindsets that prolong systemic problems, this catalog mixes perspectives, disciplines, and historical context to envision humanity and human-Earth-systems, like economy, healthcare, and education, renewed to honor the natural interconnections and impermanence intrinsic to our Universe.
Like the catalog itself, the title, Changing Matter, is a call to action: to shift consciousness and therefore reality by integrating ancient wisdom, emerging capabilities, and evolutionary laws into radical human potential.
Ideas about the nature of renewal play an essential role in positive transformation. Nature in all its dimensions, from the smallest to largest scales, shows us that we are interconnected. Our current social and environmental crises also show us we are interdependent. Our current pivotal moment underscores that Earth is a whole system. Humanity is a system too, as are the systems we’ve invented. And given the widespread disruption to our various systems by our current pandemic and ongoing outbursts of dehumanizing injustice, we are also gaining greater awareness around how essential it is that we share insights, compassion, empathy, and learn to truly take care of ourselves and planet.