Held every October, in the beautiful seaside village of Camden, Maine, USA, the PopTech Conference brings together 700 influential participants for one of the world’s best thought leadership events: a shared exploration of the issues, trends and technologies that will shape the future of our businesses, economy, society and world. Since 2004, Alphachimp has created on-site paintings live during each presentation. These are the results. Enjoy. VIEW >>
Steve Lansing, a senior fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, discusses the Byzantine system for the distribution of water from a volcanic lake in Bali to over two hundred farming villages.
It’s worked since the 12th century, it’s egalitarian and it’s still-sustainable.
“It’s one of the few functioning, ancient democratic institutions that we know about. It’s kind of beautiful.”