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Zeitgeist Movement Related Resources Listing

**This contains a listing of various Zeitgeist Movement related resources.
It contains a listing of Websites, Films Books, PDFs, Essays, Images, Radio Shows, TED talks, Projects, News Articles, and anything that people can find useful to help understand the Zeitgeist Movement and its ideas.
You can edit the original online document yourself by going to https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AYmXMtNEe8GrZGd4d2Y5dG1fMThjNmdqOGRkMg&hl=en

Highly Recommended Resources

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Name : The Future of Economics – A Perspective from The Zeitgeist Movement [Presentation – 72mins]

Author : Ben McLeish

Description :

This amazing presentation by Ben McLeish gives a brief explanation of the Zeitgeist Movement, a nice history of money and a reasonably detailed explanation of the current fiat based federal reserve monetary system (sometimes referred to as ‘Money as Debt’). In part 3 it explains the technical ramifications of the system, including cyclical consumption, the contradiction of capitalism, competition, monopolies, and how the need for profit currently suppresses amazing technologies if they can’t make money from it.
Part 4 presents the concept of a Resource Based Economy, the core tenant of the Zeitgeist Movement and Venus Project.
As per the ZM forum post, it is also available in Keynote (Apple Mac.. the primary format the presentation was created in), PDF (no animations), and Powerpoint (only basic animations) formats.
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Name : Zeitgeist Addendum [Film – 2 Hrs]
URL : http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7065205277695921912

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7065205277695921912

Description :

This 2 hour documentary film describes the Money as Debt system that we currently live in, the corruption and priority of profit that it promotes, including a section on Economic Hitmen. It ends with a description of the Venus Project and the ideas of a Resource Based Economy, an entirely different way of thinking about resource usage and distribution that could replace the current monetary system. This is Required viewing viewing and was the film that started the Movement. If you are still interested in the Zeitgeist Movement then check out the main website and also the Orientation Guide Video [1hour37min] which explains the ideas in more detail.
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Name : Zeitgeist Orientation Presentation [Film – 1.5 Hrs]
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3932487043163636261
URL : http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3932487043163636261

Description :
After watching the movie Zeitgeist Addendum you will likely have more questions than answers. The Orientation Presentation is a condensed version of the Activist Orienation guide (.pdf), and attempts to answer some of those questions with a more fact based, informative video. This is Required viewing viewing.

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Name : Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation [TED talk – 17 mins]
URL : http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation.html

Description :

In this riveting and highly recommended TED talk by Dan Pink talks about the Surprising Science of Motivation. Explaining Intrinsic vs Extrinsic motivators and how the carrot and stick (reward and punishment) approach of the monetary system is only effective at motivating people for basic, repetitive tasks (i.e those easily automated). When it comes to tasks requiring creativity and ‘thinking outside the box’ then money is actually an impediment to motivation, whilst Intrinsic motivators (doing it because you want to and it’s awesome) is much more effective.

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Name : Zeitgeist Compilation DVD [Iso – lots of hours of content]
Size : 4.4GB

Description :

This DVD contains Zeitgeist Addendum, the Activist Orientation Presentation, Where are we going, Where are we now, and Social Pathology. All amazing talks/films by Peter Joseph which are Required viewing. in order to properly understand the Venus Project and Zeitgeist Movement. In order to view the DVD you will need to run the file via a torrent program (e.g uTorrent or Azureus), download the 4.4Gigabyte ISO file, then use a DVD burning program like Nero, .iso burner, Infrarecorder, or Toast Titanium. The main reason for this DVD so that you can give out copies to other people interested in the ZM who don’t have a decent Internet connection.
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Name : The Zeitgeist Movie website
URL : http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/
Description :

This is the initial source of the (currently 3) Zeitgeist films. It contains links to view The Zeitgeist Movie, Zeitgeist Addendum (which started the whole movement), and The Zeitgeist Activist Orientation Presentation (a must watch). It also contains some basic extra information.
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Name : The Zeitgeist Movement International Website
URL : http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/
Description :
This is THE Zeitgeist Movement website. It contains a listing of other chapter sites, but you can click through to the main site with main mailing list (a must to subscribe to), plus information resources, a very active Forum, plus wiki, details on the Team Speak and IRC servers and much more.
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Name : Peter Joseph’s Regular Blog Talk Radio shows [Podcasts – Over 50 hours worth]

URL : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/peter-joseph

Description :

A great way of keeping in touch with the movement, Peter Joseph regularly answers a vast array of questions from the forums, plus occasionally includes interviews with The Venus Project (Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows), as well as an array of other interesting members. As at March 2010 there was over 50 hours of Blogtalk radio shows (over 700MB worth of downloads). Highly informative for anyone with questions. It’s a good idea to put them on your MP3 player and listen to them on the way to work/school.
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Name : The Story of Stuff [Film – 21 mins]

URL : http://www.storyofstuff.com/

Description :

An AMAZING short film by Annie Leonard which explains the current consumerist based, cradle to grave system we live in which is destroying the environment and human well being. This is highly recommended and works well if shown to people before Zeitgeist Addendum, to get them into the right frame of mind.
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Name : The Awakening [Film – 31 mins]

URL : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAjFBsp__aE (part 1 of 4) or https://isohunt.com/torrent_details/157952693 (Torrent of DVD)

Description :

A short film that is a great mixture of The Crash Course style video explaining the debt of the economy plus the main tenants of the Zeitgeist Movement. An alternative great introduction to the Zeitgeist Movement for those who would be off put by the aggressive provoking nature of Zeitgeist Addendum.
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Name : Future By Design [Documentary – 1.5 Hrs]

URL : http://www.futurebydesignthemovie.com/

Description :

Based on the book Future by Design, by Jacque Fresco, the documentary Directed and Narrated by William Gazecki is a great look into the ideas promoted by The Venus Project. It contains interviews, designs and ideas, and various footage. Highly recommended.

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Name : HOME, The Movie [Film – 93 mins]

URL : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU

Description :

An amazing film which shows lots of aerial footage of the world. Places both amazing and those devastated by humans. Filled with lots of information about the deforestation and environmental destruction we are doing to the ear
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Name : William McDonough’s Cradle to Cradle ideas [TED talk – 20mins]

URL : http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/william_mcdonough_on_cradle_to_cradle_design.html

Description :

William McDonough is a major advocate for changing the current cradle to grave system (extract, refine, process, use, throw away), to a more environmentally friendly solution, whereby the idea of recycling is taken to a whole new level. The idea of biodegradable food wrappers which people want you to throw on their lawn, or roofs with gardens on them to create food, promote bird habitats and filter water. William created the profound book ‘Cradle to Cradle’, and has started an amazing C2C movement.
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Name : Money as Debt [Film – ???]
URL : http://www.moneyasdebt.net/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVkFb26u9g8

Description :

A great video explaining the fiat based fractional reserve lending system we live by. One that means almost all money is based on debt.
Also check out The Money as Debt videos on YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVkFb26u9g8].
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Name : The Crash Course [Film – 3.5 Hrs]

URL : http://www.chrismartenson.com/crashcourse


Description :

A 3 hour documentary which explains the monetary system, Exponential functions, vastly increasing debt, Peak Oil. It also explains the looming Energy, Economic and Environmental crises and the fact that over the next 20yrs things will be VERY different than what you expect. Note that the video is highly technical and contains lots of graphs, but is VERY worth while. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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Name : Zeitgeist Resources [Website]

URL : http://www.zeitgeistresources.com/

Description :

A website dedicated to listing the various Zeitgeist resources (people, etc..) available, and projects being worked on.
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Name : Authors@Google: Jeremy Rifkin [YouTube video – 50mins]
URL : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omVXo3qYSt0

Description :

The Empathic Civilization is the first book to explore how empathetic consciousness restructures the ways we organize our personal lives, approach knowledge, pursue science and technology, conduct commerce and governance, and orchestrate civil society. The development of this empathetic consciousness is essential to creating a future where we think and behave like the whole world matter. Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the author of seventeen bestselling books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. One of the most popular social thinkers of our time, Rifkin is the bestselling author of The European Dream, The Hydrogen Economy, The Age of Access, The Biotech Century, and The End of Work. Highly Recommended.
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Name : Zday 2010 listing of resources
URL : http://zday2010.org/zday-toolkit
Description :

This site contains a great listing of various Zeitgeist related resources including DVD torrents, and even links to the original presentation slides.

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Name : The Money Masters – How International Bankers Gained Control of America [Documentary – 3.5 Hrs]

URL : http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-515319560256183936.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-515319560256183936
Description :

Extra Recommended Materials

These resources are ones that are suggested.. but not required.
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Name : Douglas Merril : Innovation at Google [50mins]URL : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GtgSkmDnbQ#t=10m11s

Description :
An amazing explanation of what Innovation is, with an explanation of incremental improvement then radical evolution.
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Name : RSA Animate : The Secret Powers of TimeURL : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3oIiH7BLmg

Description :

Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world.

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Site : Brain Rules

URL : http://brainrules.net/

Description :

The 12 main rules about learning and the brain. By Dr John Medina. Very good for helping you learn more efficiently.

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Name : David Deutsch : Explaining Explanation [TED talk – 16.5mins]
URL : http://www.ted.com/talks/david_deutsch_a_new_way_to_explain_explanation.html

Description

David talks about why the scientific method is so powerful. It creates explanations that are hard to vary, and that that is the key to good reasoning. A rather interesting talk that all religious people should listen to, even if the presentation is a little dry.
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Name : TED : Dan Ariely – Are we in control of our own decisions?
URL : http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_ariely_asks_are_we_in_control_of_our_own_decisions.html

Description :

Dan Ariely’s talk about not being in control of our decisions and shows how everyday decisions can be so easily influenced.
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Name : Confessions of an Economic Hitman
URL : http://www.economichitman.com/

Description :

The website of the book Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins. Also available on Amazon, and YouTube.

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Name : Why things become unpopular
URL : http://www.physorg.com/news163333282.htmlDescription :

An interesting article which shows that things which become popular quickly generally become unpopular very quickly (like a sharply pointed bell curve). But the harder it is to understand or slower it takes to become popular then the less likely it is to disappear quickly. Hence why meme’s can come and go very quickly.
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Name : Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception
URL : http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_shermer_the_pattern_behind_self_deception.html


Description :

A TED talk on how our pattern seeking minds are prone to self deception and are most likely why we have concepts of God or larger controllers and beings. Also goes into conspiracy theorists.
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Name : Gender Hierarchies of Hunter-Gatherer Societies
URL : http://foragers.wikidot.com/gender-hierarchies
Description :

Information about the social hierarchy of nomadic hunter-gather societies in regards to genders. Also check out http://foragers.wikidot.com/egalitarianism for information on the social hierarchies of nomadic cultures, tending to vary from pure-egalitarianism through to semi-egalitarian.
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Name : Catalyst could power homes on a bottle of water and produce hydrogen on-site

URL : http://www.physorg.com/news187031401.html

Description

With one bottle of drinking water and four hours of sunlight, MIT chemist Dan Nocera claims that he can produce 30 KWh of electricity, which is enough to power an entire household in the developing world. With about three gallons of river water, he could satisfy the daily energy needs of a large American home. The key to these claims is a new, affordable catalyst that uses solar electricity to split water and generate hydrogen.
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Name : Open Source Paradigm Shift

URL : http://tim.oreilly.com/articles/paradigmshift_0504.html

Description :

Tim O’Reilly, one of the great men in Open Source, talks amongst other things, about how we should be praising the Internet as an example of the Open Source methodology, rather than Linux. The code need not be GPL, but the architecture should be setup for collaboration.

TED TALKS

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and contains recordings of the most amazing presentations. The website ted.com houses over 600 presentations based on the idea of ‘Ideas worth spreading’. Varying from less than 5mins to normally about 18mins.

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Name : Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation [TED talk – 17 mins]

URL : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc (RSA Animate) or http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation.html (TED)

Description :

In this riveting and highly recommended TED talk by Dan Pink talks about the Surprising Science of Motivation. Explaining Intrinsic vs Extrinsic motivators and how the carrot and stick (reward and punishment) approach of the monetary system is only effective at motivating people for basic, repetitive tasks (i.e those easily automated). When it comes to tasks requiring creativity and ‘thinking outside the box’ then money is actually an impediment to motivation, whilst Intrinsic motivators (doing it because you want to and it’s awesome) is much more effective.
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Name : David Deutsch : Explaining Explanation [TED talk – 16.5mins]

URL : http://www.ted.com/talks/david_deutsch_a_new_way_to_explain_explanation.html

Description

David talks about why the scientific method is so powerful. It creates explanations that are hard to vary, and that that is the key to good reasoning. A rather interesting talk that all religious people should listen to, even if the presentation is a little dry.
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Name : Seth Godin on the tribes we lead [TED talk – 17.5mins]

URL : http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/seth_godin_on_the_tribes_we_lead.html

Description

Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. Enhanced by ‘Word of Mouse’ the Internet enables a whole new way of communicating.

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Name : A listing of all TED talks [Google Doc]

URL : http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?hl=en&key=0AsKzpC8gYBmTcGpHbFlILThBSzhmZkRhNm8yYllsWGc

Description

A listing of all TED talks up to October 2009. About 540 worth.
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Name : TED : Dan Ariely – Are we in control of our own decisions? [TED talk – 17mins]

URL : http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_ariely_asks_are_we_in_control_of_our_own_decisions.html

Description :

Dan Ariely’s talk about not being in control of our decisions and shows how everyday decisions can be so easily influenced.
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Name : William McDonough’s Cradle to Cradle ideas [TED talk – 20mins]

URL : http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/william_mcdonough_on_cradle_to_cradle_design.html

Description :

William McDonough is a major advocate for changing the current cradle to grave system (extract, refine, process, use, throw away), to a more environmentally friendly solution, whereby the idea of recycling is taken to a whole new level. The idea of biodegradable food wrappers which people want you to throw on their lawn, or roofs with gardens on them to create food, promote bird habitats and filter water. William created the profound book ‘Cradle to Cradle’, and has started an amazing C2C movement.
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Name : Tim Brown: The powerful link between creativity and play [TED talk – 28mins]
URL : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjwUn-aA0VY

Description

A TED talk about how play can foster creativity. Also lots of fun to watch the finger blaster bit.
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Name : Michael Pritchard’s water filter turns filthy water drinkable [TED talk – 9.5mins]
URL : http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_pritchard_invents_a_water_filter.html

Description

Too much of the world lacks access to clean drinking water. Engineer Michael Pritchard did something about it — inventing the portable Lifesaver filter, which can make the most revolting water drinkable in seconds. An amazing demo from TEDGlobal 2009
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Name : Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen [TED talk -20mins]
URL : http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you_ve_ever_seen.html

Description :

Gap minder is an amazing graphing tool for visualising statistics and Hans Rosling has a great way of using the information presented to show how the world really is. The economic imbalances between different countries and even in countries, not to mention the the changes over time.
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Name : RSA Animate : The Crises of Capitalism [RSA Animate video – 11mins]
URL : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOP2V_np2c0

Description :

In this RSA Animate, renowned academic David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane?
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Name : The Neurobiology of Human Behaviour by Dr Robert Sapolsky.
URL : http://www.archive.org/details/RobertSapolsky-BiologyAndHumanBehavior (Free Archive.org version)
URL : http://www.teach12.com/ttcx/coursedesclong2.aspx?cid=1597 (USD$254.95 Teach12 version)

Description :

http://www.archive.org/details/RobertSapolsky-BiologyAndHumanBehavior

For those not aware, the lectures are about the Neurobiology of Human behaviour and explain how the environment, genes, brain and hormones work to affect peoples environment. It explains everything from how individual neurons work through to how the brain creates small amounts of hormones which can have dramatic effects on people. How genes give people a propensity for a certain trait but most are only triggered under environmental conditions. It has a very important focus on aggression and explains how people can reduce violence by thinking of all of humanity as their family.
If you aren’t sure about human behaviour then these lectures are probably the best scientific explanation you’ll come across.
If you enjoyed this, also check out some of Dr Robert Sapolsky’s other videos including :

A smaller, Printable Version of this Resources document is available here : https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AYmXMtNEe8GrZGd4d2Y5dG1fMTlmN3dqcGJobg&hl=en (I suggest saving it as a PDF).

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Zeitgeist Movement Resources

This site will eventually allow people to easily post links to relevant Zeitgeist Movement resources. This includes everything from the Zeitgeist Movies and Venus Project materials to TED talks, RSA animate and Google presentations, white papers, and various other documents. Given the programming required and lack of time, the site will mainly be a manually run listing.

There are currently a number of Zeitgeist Resource listing pages and documents including :

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Name : ZM Resources Google Doc
URL : https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AYmXMtNEe8GrZGd4d2Y5dG1fMThjNmdqOGRkMg&hl=en
Description :

This online, editable document contains a listing of various Zeitgeist related resources including a listing of Websites, Films Books, PDFs, Essays, Images, Radio Shows, TED talks,  and anything that people can find useful to help understand the Zeitgeist Movement and its ideas. If you have anything relevant feel free to add it.

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Name : Printable version of ZM Resources
URL : https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AYmXMtNEe8GrZGd4d2Y5dG1fMTlmN3dqcGJobg&hl=en
Description :

This document contains a listing of Websites, Films Books, PDFs, Essays, Images, Radio Shows, TED talks, and anything that people can find useful to help understand the Zeitgeist Movement and its ideas.

The document is a refined, print version of the ZM Resources Google Doc. It’s suggested you save the document as a PDF and print it.

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Name : Zday 2010 listing of resources
URL : http://zday2010.org/zday-toolkit
Description :

This site contains a great listing of various Zeitgeist related resources including DVD torrents, and even links to the original presentation slides.

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