In this video, Alpha Lo shares what a gift circle is.
A gift circle is an open circle where people come to help each other, and share their needs and services. People share their services and help as a gift, without expectation of anything in return. The purpose of a gift circle is to allow people to help each other and to create a sense of community. And to further the gift economy.
Alpha is a social architect who has been experimenting with different types of social, cultural, economic, and political systems. He is particularly interested in emergent, participatory, non-hierarchical, open, gift culture systems. He is exploring the how systems theory, higher consciousness and facilitation techniques intersect in these systems. Alpha is the co-author of “Open Collaboration” (http://www.pioneerimprints.com).
For more information on gift circles and Alpha's work, take a look at http://opencollaboration.wordpress.com/
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