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We bring nonindustrial subsistence technology to (over)developed societies. We exist at the nexus of ancient, ethnographic, and modern technology and subsistence practices. We aim to identify ancient and contemporary nonindustrial technologies appropriate for use in modern, small-scale, self-sustaining infrastructure and create do-it-yourself, resource-light solutions to sustainability problems.

We bring nonindustrial subsistence technology to (over)developed societies. We exist at the nexus of ancient, ethnographic, and modern technology and subsistence practices. We aim to identify ancient and contemporary nonindustrial technologies appropriate for use in modern, small-scale, self-sustaining infrastructure and create do-it-yourself, resource-light solutions to sustainability problems.

Location:

Madison, WI

Description:

We bring nonindustrial subsistence technology to (over)developed societies. We exist at the nexus of ancient, ethnographic, and modern technology and subsistence practices. We aim to identify ancient and contemporary nonindustrial technologies appropriate for use in modern, small-scale, self-sustaining infrastructure and create do-it-yourself, resource-light solutions to sustainability problems.

Twitter:

@Low_Techno

Language:

English

Contact:

608-886-9584


Episodes

Low Tech Podcast, No. 39 — Sustainability Skill Share Instructor Interviews

5/3/2019
Low Tech Podcast, No. 38 – 08 Mar 2019 Discussing the #GreenNewDeal and Low Tech New Deal. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 39 — Sustainability Skill Share Instructor Interviews

Duration:02:11:14

Low Tech Podcast, No. 38 — Low Tech New Deal

3/8/2019
Low Tech Podcast, No. 38 – 08 Mar 2019 Discussing the #GreenNewDeal and Low Tech New Deal. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 38 — Low Tech New Deal

Duration:00:54:41

Low Tech Podcast, No. 37 — Wood Floors with Dan Cooper

2/18/2019
Low Tech Podcast, No. 37 – 15 Feb 2019 Discussing Wood Floors with Dan Cooper … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 37 — Wood Floors with Dan Cooper

Duration:00:46:22

Low Tech Podcast, No. 36 — 2018 Year in Review

1/11/2019
Low Tech Podcast, No. 36 – 10 Jan 2018 2018 Year in Review: Climate and Institute News. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 36 — 2018 Year in Review

Duration:00:17:19

Low Tech Podcast, No. 35 — Examining How We Live

3/16/2018
Low Tech Podcast, No. 35 – 15 Mar 2018 A discussion of how we live today and tomorrow. Music from Podington Bear, "The Confrontation," off the album Passages (CC-BY-NC). This Is Why You Don't See People-Size Salmon Anymore - NPR The Great Norwegian Porridge Debate, Or Tradition Vs. 'Science' - NPR The great agricultural resettlement or the next chapter of the fall - Feasta Sustainable cities need more than parks, cafes and a riverwalk - The Conversation See more news stories here....

Duration:00:46:59

Low Tech Podcast, No. 34 — Energy Slaves

2/9/2018
Low Tech Podcast, No. 34 – 9 Feb 2018 The concept of "Energy Slaves" and our future. Music from Visager, "Airship," off the album Songs From an Unmade World (CC-BY-NC-SA). "Thomas Jefferson and I," in Solutions, by Jean-François Mouhot. "World Energy" Cover in Fortune, by R. Buckminster Fuller "Energy Slaves" by Stuart McMillan. "How Much of a Slave Master am I?" by Jean-Marc Jancovici "Energy Slaves" by Energy Skeptic The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude by Andrew Nikiforuk...

Duration:00:10:54

Low Tech Podcast, No. 33 — “Is It Low Tech?”

1/26/2018
Low Tech Podcast, No. 33 – 26 Jan 2018 Everyone's favorite game: "Is It Low Tech?" See the criteria in this post. Music from Captive Portal, "Intro for a Nonexisting Video Game," off the album Laughing Turkeys (CC-BY-SA). Are There Zombie Viruses In The Thawing Permafrost? - NPR Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic? - NPR Bigger, Faster Avalanches, Triggered by Climate Change - NYT How Much Energy Do We Need? - Low-Tech Magazine Don’t automate the fun out of life - C 2017 Was the...

Duration:00:47:25

Low Tech Podcast, No. 32 — Tidying Up

1/12/2018
Low Tech Podcast, No. 32 – 12 Jan 2018 Tidying up around the homestead. Music from Ozzed, 8-Bit Party, off the album 8-Bit Empire (CC-BY-SA). 5S in the Japanese Workplace by Japanese Intercultural Consulting: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 32 — Tidying Up

Duration:00:43:37

Low Tech Podcast, No. 31 — 2017 in Review

12/29/2017
https://archive.org/download/LowTechPodcast031/LowTechPodcast-031.mp3 Low Tech Podcast, No. 31 – 29 Dec 2017 A review of 2017 at the institute and around the world. Only a few days left to support the institute with a tax-deductible donation in 2017. Music from Nada Ba Ba, Sydney City Rain, off the album The Real (CC-BY-NC-SA). Year in Review Sources: Carbon Brief, Ensia, Conversation, New York Times, Sierra Club, BBC, and Forbes. https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google...

Duration:00:13:47

Low Tech Podcast, No. 30 — Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival 2017

12/15/2017
Low Tech Podcast, No. 30 – 15 Dec 2017 A visit to the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. Music from Sláinte, The Banshee, off the album Cup of Tea (CC-BY-SA). United States Border Collie Handlers' Association Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association GDP, Jobs, and Fossil Largesse - Resilience The global dominance of white people is thanks to the potato - Quartzy Silence - 1A https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low...

Duration:01:41:55

Low Tech Podcast, No. 29 — Bicycling Around Minnesota (BAM) 2017

9/22/2017
Low Tech Podcast, No. 29 – 22 Sep 2017 A review and itinerary of the Bicycling Around Minnesota tour. Music from Advent Chamber Orchestra: Bughici - Suite for Violin, 9 Hora, vivace (CC-BY-SA)https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 29 — Bicycling Around Minnesota (BAM) 2017

Duration:00:34:09

Low Tech Podcast, No. 28 — A Visit to One Scythe Revolution

9/7/2017
Low Tech Podcast, No. 28 – 07 Sep 2017 A visit to One Scythe Revolution. Music from Sláinte: Julia Delaney (CC-BY-SA) https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 28 — A Visit to One Scythe Revolution

Duration:00:14:23

Low Tech Podcast, No. 27 — Installing the Institute’s Cedar Roof

8/25/2017
Low Tech Podcast, No. 27 – 25 Aug 2017 Installing a cedar roof on the institute. Music from Captive Portal: Is it minus 5? (CC-BY-SA) https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 27 — Installing the Institute’s Cedar Roof

Duration:00:33:17

Low Tech Podcast, No. 26 — A Visit to Brix Cidery

8/11/2017
Low Tech Podcast, No. 26 – 11 Aug 2017 A visit to Brix Cidery. The Cyder Market U.S. Assoc. of Cider Makers SARE Grant https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 26 — A Visit to Brix Cidery

Duration:00:36:04

Low Tech Podcast, No. 25 — Borsodi’s Flight From the City

6/2/2017
Low Tech Podcast, No. 25 – 02 Jun 2017 Borsodi's Flight From the City. https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 25 — Borsodi’s Flight From the City

Duration:00:53:49

Low Tech Podcast, No. 24 — Interview: Foodways of the Apocalypse — Part II

5/19/2017
Low Tech Podcast, No. 24 – 19 May 2017 An interview with Prof. Shanti Morell-Hart about foodways in trying times. https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 24 — Interview: Foodways of the Apocalypse — Part II

Duration:00:31:24

Low Tech Podcast, No. 23 — Interview: Foodways of the Apocalypse — Part I

5/12/2017
Low Tech Podcast, No. 23 – 12 May 2017 An interview with Prof. Shanti Morell-Hart about foodways in trying times. Morell-Hart, Shanti. 2012. "Foodways and Resilience under Apocalyptic Conditions." Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment 34 (2): 161–71. https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 23 — Interview: Foodways of the Apocalypse — Part I

Low Tech Podcast, No. 22 — Tour of the Low Technology Institute Grounds

4/28/2017
Low Tech Podcast, No. 22 – 28 Apr 2017 An audio tour of the institute's new permanent grounds. https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 22 — Tour of the Low Technology Institute Grounds

Duration:00:23:22

Low Tech Podcast, No. 21 — Why Did Ancient Civilizations Fail? Lecture

4/7/2017
Low Tech Podcast, No. 21 – 04 Apr 2017 A lecture on the book, Why Did Ancient Civilizations Fail?, presented at the Missouri History Museum on behalf of the Mound City Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society. https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 21 — Why Did Ancient Civilizations Fail? Lecture

Duration:00:33:16

Low Tech Podcast, No. 20 — Fossil Fuel Audit

3/24/2017
Low Tech Podcast, No. 20 – 24 Mar 2017 An audit of fossil fuels in our everyday lives. Van der Ryn, Sim and Stuart Cowan. 2007. Ecological Design. Washington, D.C.: Island Press. https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 20 — Fossil Fuel Audit

Duration:00:39:45