Photographer:Whos | Jean Fracois Noubel, a researcher and adventurer Photographer:Fabienne | English presentation in the Paradiso Photographer:Fabienne | Jean Fran
09 Jan / 2013Program by:

Pioneers of Humanity

Jean Fracois Noubel made a presentation on the 8th of January at the MMC. “Today many humans follow the perilous journey of inner transformation and awakening. They want to build a society that embodies the consciousness that animates them, hence they invest themselves in pioneering projects like new cities, new enterprises, new collectives. New vessels get rigged to reach the shores of the next humanity. We already know a certain number of things about this new world. Some have reached the shores a long time ago and have lived there.

They brought their witnessing and their experience, they made maps. However, no society has yet totally engaged with this almost virgin world, and no civilisation has yet flourished. The big migration awaits us, it has already begun. Aurovilians have placed all their force in it. One may have reached the experience of the liberated soul operating in the person, but how to build societies out of this shift. Just like the early aviators who, after their first instinctive flights, needed a precise science –aeronautics–, todays humanity pioneers need to practice techniques and disciplines that empower us. After the knowledge of building physical infrastructure, we want to acquire the knowledge of social engineering. Collective intelligence has this role; it offers tools, methodologies, a language, and the capacity to ask generative questions for navigating the collective vessel. We explored these questions during our meeting. What forms of collective intelligence exist in the world? How can we use them wisely? Does ego operate as the main and unique real obstacle? What relationship do we build with ourselves, the body, the others, the collective? What economy? What technologies? What methodologies? What language?” —- Biography : Jean-Franois Noubel lives as a researcher and adventurer. As a researcher, he founded CIRI — the Collective Intelligence Research Institute — in charge of scientific research for this new discipline, and its practical application through technology and methodology. As an adventurer, he travels the planet to meet, learn and exchange with people, the world and nature. Always wondering how tomorrows Human will live his outer and inner life, Jean-Franois sees himself as his own primary research lab, which has lead to adopting a lifestyle that may seem sometimes quirky to his contemporary fellows. He always enjoys sharing his learnings, the joys and the sorrows, the successes and the failures. Jean-Franois has notably chosen to live in the gift economy.