Society

Society track of The Goa Project 2016

A society is a group of people involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Societies are characterised by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent members. In the social sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification or dominance patterns in subgroups

  • Social Media and Technology: How are these two affecting societal situations today, and how are we leveraging them to stimulate change in untapped areas.

  • Stories of Social impact: The rising tide of social entrepreneurship. Social impact projects at scale and at the grassroots.

  • Patterns of relationships between subgroups of society: How cultural expectations affect our approach to politics, civil sense, and how we go about daily life.

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The Goa Project Funnel The Goa Project is an unconference - where unlike a typical conference, the talks are not put together by a panel or knowledge partner - but is proposed by the attendees themselves. You propose a session or talk that might be of interest to the audience at the unconference, a… more

Shilpika Gautam

@shilps

Conscious Clubbing

Submitted Dec 26, 2015

A sober perspective on why self propelled highs(as opposed to drugs) can (also) help one attain a more elevated sense of being.Especially when out partying and at festivals.

Outline

The idea was powered by my recent attendance of an Indian music festival - a huge number of attendees were only there to do drugs,apparently to escape the stresses of modern life. My sober self was immensely bored and deflated as I was out of sync with these on/off people.

As someone who has attended a few legendary festivals sober(burning man included) and experienced legitimate highs, I might have my two cents to share. Hopefully it will make people laugh and reflect.

Requirements

an open mind

Speaker bio

Because I club consciously

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The Goa Project Funnel The Goa Project is an unconference - where unlike a typical conference, the talks are not put together by a panel or knowledge partner - but is proposed by the attendees themselves. You propose a session or talk that might be of interest to the audience at the unconference, a… more