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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Dayanand prabhu

@notsosleepy

Guns, Germs And Steel. Let's Talk Evolution.

Submitted Jan 6, 2016

Evolution by natural selection is an often misunderstood topic with many people ignoring the simplistic beauty of the process. This talk aims at kindling an interest in evolution from where attendees can explore further books and topics.

Outline

When the Spanish conquistadors came to new world they had an army of 168! 106 foot soldiers and 62 on horses. The Incas on the other hand had 30 thousand Soldiers! how did the Spanish manage to capture the Inca king and colonize an entire empire? And how is it even related to Evolution? Well directly nothing. But if we approach this scenario from the wider lens of how the process of evolution works we arrive at a new set of eyes for looking at life and everything else. It is strange how everything from ecology to geoglogy to Human culture is all related and how Darwins Natural selection let us look at life in grand unified way.

Speaker bio

A Programmer by profession, I spend most of my free time reading or travelling. I stumbled on ‘Natural Selection’ through a book and since then have read dozens of books trying to make sense and relate the process of evolution to everything happening around us.

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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