Zeitgeist Day 2013 Success!
5th Annual "Zeitgeist Day" Success! Congratulations to all Chapters!
Five hours of video from "Realizing Human Progress & Sustainability" is now online.
Zday Speakers at this year's Main Event
The 2013 Zeitgeist Day (aka Zday) global awareness weekend had hundreds of events happen in multiple countries & languages across the world on March 16th & 17th. This social/cultural event was themed "Realizing Human Progress & Sustainability" with a focus on expressing the Movement's train-of-thought for public understanding and the evolving of cultural values.
The Main Event happened from 2 - 9pm at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood, CA in front of a sold out crowd of 300 attendees and 8000 webcast viewers. 11 presentations were given during the course of the day by speakers from Italy, UK, Canada and the US. Along with displays on technological unemployment, inflation & hyperinflation, zeitgeist chapters and exhibits like ET3's mock-up mag-lev train compartment and early Global Redesign Institute visualizations.
Presentations ranged from a History of Economic Thought to System's Theory, Social Values present and future, the "Case for Unity" for humanity, Technology, The Transition to a NL/RBE (a Natural Law/Resource Base Economic Model), and much more. All 11 presentations plus the 1-hour Q&A Panel discussion are all posted on TZM's YouTube Channel.
In addition to the Main Event in Los Angeles there where 100's of mirrored events worldwide. They took many shapes and forms from simple internet presentations, to public park meetings, to bannering events. The point is that a global effort occurred centered around the conversation "Realizing Human Progress & Sustainability" and defining the Zeitgeist Movement's train-of-thought. For a map of events that took place jump over to the main Zday website zdayglobal.org. For a printed version of the information presented at the main event you can download TZM's Orientation Guide (click here to download PDF) or visit the HTML version at thezeitgeistmovement.com/orientation.
If you're interested in helping get this information out into the public please look into a local chapter near you, or if you have the time and desire, start a chapter in your area and become part of the larger network.
Zday Events in California for 2013
One of the main goals of Zeitgeist Day (Zday) is to increase public awareness of the solutions available to most social problems by utilizing the scientific method, technology and finding balance with the laws of nature to thrive in a sustainable way..
Below is a list of Events in California happening March 16th & 17th, 2013
See the full world map of events at www.zdayglobal.org
The Zeitgeist Movement Defined
We are proud to release Part I of the new TZM Orientation Guide. This guide is the culmination of many sources and ideas that have evolved since the methods of scientific discovery have emerged. This is Part I of IV and is being released as a series of essays which cover The Scientific Worldview, Sourcing Solutions, Logic vs Psychology, The Case for Human Unity, and The Final Argument: Human Nature. Please note that this Guide is actively under development with the other 3 sections to be released as they are completed.
Download PDF version here: TZM Orientation Essays 1 - 11
Zeitgeist Day 2013 Main Event
Sunday March 17th, 2013 at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles
Live Webcast starts at 2pm (Pacific Time)
The 2013 symposium entitled “Realizing Human Progress & Sustainability” will address the most pressing social issues of our time with presentations from social activist Peter Joseph, author Federico Pistono, Former NASA Engineer Douglas Mallette and more.
This daylong event will also showcase speakers covering current understandings in the areas of: Human Values, Monetary Economics, Applied Science, Technological Unemployment and Environmental Sustainability. There will be Q & A sessions with the audience, a live webcast and exhibits that demonstrate applied technology to meet human need.
Main Event Speakers
Zday Official Website: http://zdayglobal.org
Zeitgeist Day (ZDAY for short) occurs annually with 100s of parallel events in over 60 countries. The goal of ZDAY is to increase public awareness to the solutions available by utilizing the scientific method for social concern as advocated by The Zeitgeist Movement.
One Planet Project in Delhi
Zeitgeist Media Festival 2012 - Live Webcast
Zeitgeist Media Festival 2012
A Short Video from TZM Taiwan
Zeitgeist The Movie - Remastered
Scaled Model of a Circular City at San Diego Zday 2012
As part of this year's Zday events, a member of the San Diego chapter created a scaled model of a circular city, based on an artistic rendering by Jacque Fresco. This years display helped to give an in-person view for event attendees during a short Q&A discussion. The most notable question being asked "How do we get from here to there?"
Culture In Decline: Premiering in July
What do you get when George Carlin meets Carl Sagan?
From the creator of the Zeitgeist Film Series comes the dumbest reality show of all time: The Real One
Culture In Decline will be a free, online monthly show hosted by Peter Joseph that will take a satirical approach to serious issues.
Featuring live public interviews coupled with challenging vignettes
Please follow us through Facebook/Twitter/Youtube to stay up-to-date on the world online premiere
Coming July 2012
TZM Announces the "One Planet Project"
Join hundreds of chapters around the world in engaging the public!
Kick off weekend May 12th and 13th!
The ONE PLANET PROJECT is a simple campaign that engages each local community head-on and creates a easy platform for open communication and education about our current world problems, which we all face as a global community, and how we can create the cultural understanding of what a sustainable society looks like!
Ecuador, Chile, Canada, Paraguay and many other countries around the world, the ONE PLANET PROJECT is spreading the message to thousands worldwide!
Get involved through your local chapter (Click here for Chapters)
For details, map, toolkit and more visit TZM's: http://oneplanetproject.net/
TEDxOjai - Peter Joseph - The Big Question
Z-Day Los Angeles Webcast
Webcast of Zeitgeist Day Los Angeles 2012
From the University of Southern California
Introduction by Eva & Shar: http://youtu.be/uKC7QUAV9og
Elisa & Nicholas Frank of Holigent: http://youtu.be/SljdvV6177A
Jason Lord "A Perfect Storm": http://youtu.be/oZ7-wc9XUSw
Joe Alexopoulous "A MAD Economy": http://youtu.be/hdvMLXc6s5o
Brandon Kristy "The Lifeground": http://youtu.be/9TE7gSIWb9E
Jen Wilding "Communicating RBE Concepts": http://youtu.be/D3iL5tIoNXg
Saturday, March 10th From 12pm - 6pm (Pacific Time)
Z-Day in California 2012
Zeitgeist Day (Zday) is an annual global event that occurs in the middle of March each year. Zday is about generating global interest, support and awareness for a sustainable social system for all the world's people in the most technically and socially-responsible manner possible, mainly through scientific unfolding. There are many events happening around the globe (see zdayglobal.org). Click the link below to find information for Zday Events throughout California.
As one of the most pivotal awareness actions we conduct, ZDAY has historically been a great public awareness success with an average of 350 events occurring across 60 countries each year since 2009. These events are put on by volunteers and are usually free events. Many incur costs for venues, materials, printing, etc.. If you're unable to attend a Zday event this year but wish to contribute to our efforts, please donate through these secure, per-project, donation widgets on this page.
Radio France Internationale - Interview
In Dec 2011 Radio France Internationale interviewed a member of The Zeitgeist Movement. Ms. Benoite Burge gives a consice breakdown of what the Movement advocates and why the socieconomic system doesn't seem to be working on a global scale. Click to Listen
"ZFest" Event in Tel Aviv
On February 6th 2012 (7:30am Pacific Time), The Zeitgeist Movement Israel will host a Global Awareness Event in Tel Aviv, Israel in the context of Human Sustainability and World Peace.
On the heels of what appears to be an accelerating intent for military intervention in Iran from the United States and it allies, along with the world's major powers rapidly increasing armament developments in the midst of growing social destabilization, resource depletion and economic breakdown, The Zeitgeist Movement, a worldwide sustainability advocacy group working without borders or countries will be conducting a conference on the increasingly important issues of global cooperation and the means to obtain peace and human prosperity for the long term.
This now sold out event will be streamed live online for free via Ustream: www.ustream.tv/channel/peter-
Students Seek Social Revolution
Peter Joseph on Russia Today | Money, Debt, & RBE
Hypocritial Science Denialism in TZM
Webcast of the October Townhall at USC
ZM Global Website v2.0 Online
After many months of design, layout, content research and platform tests, the new ZM Global website is online and active!
The new site has been re-designed to focus the visitor on the most relevant projects and news relating to The Zeitgeist Movement. Please visit www.thezeitgeistmovement.com to quickly familiarize yourself with the new interface and its difference from the old website.
The forums have been dropped for many reasons, one being that it was detracting from the necessary information of the knowledgebase, lectures, and other educational materials that contain most of the information that the Movement advocates.
Peter Joseph speaks to thousands at OccupyLA
Ben McLeish Interview about TZM
Ben McLeish Interview from UpStream Productions
San Diego's September Town Hall
Monterey Chapter Street Activism Video
Zeitgeist Media Festival 2011
Live Video Coming Soon
The Zeitgeist Media Festival Main Event will Occur at:
The Music Box
CHARITY FOOD DRIVE:
Approx 2000lbs of food was donated at the LA Event!
Zeitgeist Media Festival 2011 - August Update
The countdown continues for the First Annual Zeitgeist Media Festival - a global, multi-media event working to utilize the Arts as a medium of sharing and creating sustainable values in the pursuit of a better world.
*LA TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE:
Sacramento Street Talk Series
As part of our min-video project about money and happiness, we interviewed over 20 people during the Sacramento 2nd Saturday event. Check out the complete video here. Be on the look out for our next production, and make plans to participate in next month‘s 2nd Saturday Street Activism event. See more photos here.
The Zeitgeist Media Festival
Recognizing the power of art and media to help change the world, "The Zeitgeist Media Festival" engages the artistic community and their power to changes values. It proposes that needed changes in the structural/economic workings of society can only manifest in tandem with a personal/social transformation of values in each of us. While intellectual knowledge serves its role of showing the path, many in the world follow their feelings- not the knowledge. The Zeitgeist Media Festival hopes to bridge those levels, while also illuminating a focus where changing and improving the world is no longer considered a fringe, suspect or ever dangerous pursuit.... but rather the highest and most honorable level of personal/social integrity we have. Many seem to forget that the world society as it exists was created by us... and we can change it anytime we want.
Charity Food Drive:
TZM Townhall - Los Angeles
The Zeitgeist Movement's Townhall Meeting is a community forum for the public to engage the Movement's founder and coordinators about root-cause understandings to social problems, and the solutions we advocate culminating in what can be termed a 'global, resource-based economic model.'
Our premier Townhall is hosted by the director of the Zeitgeist Film Series, Peter Joseph, along with Movement coordinators for the US and California. July 19th from 7-9pm at the Electric Lodge in Venice, CA. Webcasting worldwide on Ustream.tv - Free to the public. Seating is limited.
Live Ustream Webcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tzm-town-hall
Video from the first Townhall meeting in June 2011 - Venice, CA
Video from the 2nd Townhall meeting in July 2011 - Venice, CA
Townhall Meetings - Global
The Zeitgeist Movement's Townhall Meetings are live, public events conducted by Official Regional Chapters. These localized events are similar in function to our annual global "Zeitgeist Day" [ZDAY] events but ideally occur monthly, rather than annually. Modeled after patterns proven effective by civil right's movements historically, the goal is to inform the public of TZM's understandings and goals and hence grow awareness and membership.
While annual events such as "ZDAY" and TZM Media Festival are critical annual Chapter events for public awareness in a large scale context, these local, smaller monthly events serve to provide a more grassroots, personal engagement, working to create regional momentum and continued interest. As denoted in TZM materials, the power of our work is only as good as the techniques we utilize to inform others of our observations and intents. While internet based activism is indeed powerful, live human interaction is critical to Chapter development and hence the goal of global critical mass. This also opens the door for more press coverage as well, which is important.
Ideally, these events should be synchronized globally. As a general suggestion, the 3rd weekend of each month is the current period. As this process develops, a dynamic Global Map will posted on this website to show all monthly events.
Space & Format:
Keep it simple. TZM Townhalls do not need to be epic, expensive or complex. Each Regional Chapter should estimate their attendance and find an inexpensive space which fits. As your monthly events continue, you naturally adapt the environment based upon the ongoing response. A 20-50 person seated space for a 1-2 hour event is likely common for many. While in the big city centers, up to 200 people might be comfortable. A small video projection system for visual aids is also suggested for the clarity of your presentations.
The format for the Event itself is left to the creativity of the Chapter Event Coordinators and presenters but here are a number of suggestions:
1) Intro Orientation: A 10-15 introduction to the history of The Movement, its basic observations with respect to the current economic model and supporting values, along the trains of thought that arrive at the need for a new social model (Resource-Based Economy) is a good way to begin.
Here are some lecture format/content examples:
As far as the event itself - live, free streaming (Ustream) [ if you have internal access in the space.] and direct recording/upload is highly recommended. They should be posted on your local chapters Youtube/Networking sites. This is important as it continues to inform the internet audience as well and show the momentum, generating more interest.
Access and Security:
Sadly, as with any advancement for true social change, tension and dispute is possible. Larger events might need to have some form of security. It is at the discretion of each Chapter to gauge such a need. This might incur a budget requirement as well. Overall, the approach to these meetings should be calm, objective and non-inflammatory. Any person attending with hostility should be treated with respect to avoid disputes. it is important that those chapter members creating these events be prepared to handle, in a civil, respectful way, anyone who might cause problems. Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules for this but generally speaking if respect is shown, respect is reciprocated.
To avoid confusion and possible abuse, only Official Chapter Coordinators can submit these events. Please join/contact your Local Chapter if you would like to host such an event in your area.
Zday 2011 Worldwide
March 12th & 13th 2011
“Zeitgeist Day”, or ZDAY for short, is an annual, global event day which occurs in the middle of March, each year. The goal is to increase public awareness of The Zeitgeist Movement and the necessity of the direction of a global, resource-based economy. If you are not familiar with the tenets and goals of The Zeitgeist Movement please see the following information:
For events worldwide see: Zdayglobal.org
The Premiere of Zeitgeist: Moving Forward
A night to remember! A sold out night at the Japan America Theatre downtown Los Angeles. 845 Seats and a waiting list to get in the theatre. Artivist Film Festival organization hosting the night, interviews by KPFK, some celeb presence and local media in attendance.
This was part of an independent, volunteer effort to premiere the film in 315 theatres/venues, in 60 countries, and in 30 languages worldwide!! Many with multiple viewings.
Opening cheers & excitement and a thunderous response to the opening scene! I think there is a new T-shirt ready to be made!! (gotta see the film to get the joke) 2-hours and 40mins of an exploration of human/social development, behavior, monetary structure, applied science and a resource-based economy and a fabulous nod toward Monty Python mid-film!
The Q&A was preceded by Peter being greeted by a standing ovation. As tired as he was, having gotten barely any sleep for weeks to make this global release deadline, he engaged the public in a lengthy Q&A until midnite.
Thank you to:
LOS ANGELES PREMIERE SCREENING
Zeitgeist Moving Forward Premiere
Screenings in California
"Why I Advocate" Media Campaign
The Zeitgeist Movement's "Why I Advocate"
Media Testimonial Campaign
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward
Starting January 15, 2011 over 300 groups will host theatrical screenings of the documentary “Zeitgeist: Moving Forward” in 30 languages across 50 countries spanning from Mongolia to Macedonia to the United States and Canada.
This film is being distributed as a non-commercial release and is fully coordinated by volunteers of The Zeitgeist Movement, whose membership has grown to over 500,000 worldwide since its inception in the fall of 2008.
See the Global Map for screenings worldwide
*Notable screening locations: Europe; South America; USA; Canada; Mexico; Australia; New Zealand; Singapore; Mongolia; India (2,000 seat venue); Turkey; Canary Islands; Al-Dehesha Refugee camp in Bethlehem; Taiwan; Japan; Israel; Slovenia; Slovakia; Croatia; Latvia; Fiji Islands; Bulgaria.
“Zeitgeist: Moving Forward” is the third documentary by award-winning filmmaker Peter Joseph, founder of The Zeitgeist Movement - a social movement that advocates transition from the current monetary system towards a global Resource-Based Economy in order to move beyond the problems of politics, crime, poverty and war.
“Zeitgeist: Moving Forward” is a feature-length documentary which will present the case for why such a transition from the current social/economic paradigm is necessary by exploring Human Behavior, Monetary Economics and Applied Science. Mr. Joseph is a two-time recipient of the Artivist Film Festival’s “Best Feature” Award for his cinematic works, which include 2007’s viral film “Zeitgeist: The Movie,” and its 2008 sequel, the award-winning “Zeitgeist: Addendum.”
Welcome to the official state chapter page for The Zeitgeist Movement
The term “Zeitgeist” can be defined as: The intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era. The term "movement" implies motion or change. The Zeitgeist Movement is thus a social aim that urges change in the intellectual, moral and cultural climate of the time. Specifically, to values and practices that would better serve the well-being of the whole of humanity.
What TZM advocates, in short, can be phrased as: "The application of the Scientific Method for social concern", which is currently not done since the main modes of social problem-solving are through monetary economic and politics.
If you are new to The Movement or ZMCA, we highly recommend viewing Zeitgeist: Moving Forward and reading our Orientation Guide PDF to gain a relevant understanding of this direction.
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