Possible Planet Virtual TV Series
Our “virtual TV series” is essentially a set of ideas, scripts, notes, and suggestions for a series of episodes that could eventually be illustrated (as a graphic novel), animated, videotaped, or otherwise developed, ideally through an “open-source” model, crowdsourcing the content, the dramatic elements, and the graphics.
Here’s a diagram of the concept, and some background as to where we are currently with it. Stay tuned for more on this by signing up for our newsletter or subscribing to our blog posts.
The next step is to lay down the plan to get from the rough concept to at least a preliminary implementation.
Update (Monday, August 24, 2020):
What we’re looking for is:
- A video concept that is consistent with our current plans for the Possible Planet Mobile, including an entrepreneurial and educational road show, and for the sustainable local community development programs we’re building around PACE and the regenerative economy.
- Part of what we’re envisioning is a series of conversations, recorded along the way, as we seek to bring transformational change to the way we humans interact with the biosphere.
- We’re interested in looking for a new way to visualize The Race for PACE, originally a campaign to get towns on board with PACE, as a way of focusing on its use and implementation in communities and not just individual projects, and helping each and every community switch to 100% renewables.
- The broader picture is the need to restore every bioregion, every watershed, to full functioning, both to support human life in a sustainable way and to enhance the environment within which we all exist.
We’re also happy to share our own story, and use it as a framework for the series, as we seek to downsize, minimalize, and focus attention on the systems we need to change if we’re going to become a contributor to the health of the biosphere rather than a detractor.
The overall tone of the series would be like that of the Bioneers, which is calm, considered, and informative. We are facing a climate crisis, but we humans will improvise ways to deal with it, as we have done with previous challenges. We’re continuing the American pragmatic tradition of looking at what’s possible, identifying opportunities, and organizing people to seize these opportunities to create a better life.
The initial outline diagram shows what we wanted to create in August 2017. The first question is, perhaps, whether we need a separate web site to build the series, and/or a special set of tools to allow people to contribute materials, script elements, and so on to the series.
Here’s the original graphic.