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Introducing It's In The Air and its Smart Hikes -- AI-enabled hiker-matching for increased signal and less noise!

SF New Tech has pivoted from live startup demos to building a valuable network of innovative builders, thinkers, and doers who enjoy getting outside and meeting up on the trail with others who share their interests and goals.

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Upcoming events (1)

Hiking to a solar punk future, via tech for systems change & ikigai

Hiking to a solar punk future, via tech for systems change & ikigai

Our hike will meet at 3pm pacific on the steps in front of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco Friday, June 25th 2023.


Hiking to a a solar punk future, via ikigai and systems change, co-hosted by CrowdDoing.

Dear massively multi-disciplinary, systemic change community in the SF Bay of people in the process of changing the world who happen to hike: I am pleased to say that we have found a time when we can convene for a hike. This hiking tradition began years ago when David Hodgson, and I, Bobby Fishkin, started gathering multi-disciplinary collaborators for hikes. Do you have an inter-disciplinary interest in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and beyond? -Bobby

Imagine embarking on a journey that combines the thrill of an adventure with the purpose and meaning of a social innovation project. This is the experience we are envisioning for our hike - a massively multidisciplinary event that brings together experts from diverse fields to address some of the world's most pressing challenges.

As you embark on this journey, you will enter a "flow state" - a state of optimal experience in which you are fully immersed in the activities, with a strong sense of concentration, enjoyment, and a feeling of control over the task. This "flow state" will be fostered by engaging and challenging activities that are aligned with your passions, skills, and values, and by the sense of purpose and meaning that the hike provides.

This sense of purpose and meaning will be inspired by your own ikigai - the sense of purpose or meaning that gives your life value and direction. By identifying your passions, skills, and values, and designing activities that align with these areas, we will create an experience that resonates with you on a personal level and helps you to realize your full potential.

Your motivation for participating in the hike will be driven by intrinsic motivation - the motivation to engage in an activity for its own sake, rather than for external rewards or incentives. By aligning the hike with your interests and values, and providing opportunities for you to see the progress and impact of your participation, we will foster a sense of accomplishment and relevance that inspires you to give your best effort.

Your sense of autonomy, competence, and relatedness - the basic psychological needs that drive self-determination - will be supported by the inclusive and supportive community that we are creating. By fostering a sense of connection and collaboration, we will create an environment that allows you to feel supported and empowered to contribute your expertise to the hike.

As you engage with the natural environment and understand your place within it, you will experience the transformative power of ecopsychology - the study of the relationship between humans and the natural environment. By designing activities that allow you to engage with the natural world and understand your impact on it, we will create an experience that helps you to feel more connected and grounded.

As you navigate the complexities of the hike, you will use the principles of Cynefin - a problem-solving tool that helps individuals make decisions in complex or uncertain situations - to experiment and test different approaches using the probe-sense-respond approach. By using this approach, you will be able to make informed decisions based on what works and what doesn't, and navigate the complexities of the hike with confidence.

Finally, as you examine the interconnections and interactions between different elements of the hike, you will use the principles of systems thinking - a way of understanding and analyzing complex systems and the relationships between their parts - to understand how changes in one part of the system can impact other parts. By using this approach, you will be able to analyze the hike as a complex system and understand how your actions can contribute to positive change.


Past events (223)

06.04: East Bay: Acalanes Ridge Open Space

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