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Jacob Devaney
Jacob Devaney is Founder and Director of Culture Collective. As a creative activist, Jacob wears many hats including, web-designer, festival entertainer, pianist, media-maker, producer, and developer of interactive children's Ibooks. Chasing inspiration and participating in community service, working with youth, educators, and facilitating cultural exchanges have him continuously seeking balance in his many creative endeavors.
Jacob is a member of the Creative Activist community at Creative Visions Foundation.

Entries by Jacob Devaney

Colorado Fest Highlights Budding Culture

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 10:04 AM

Festivals, unlike concerts, are a way for the whole family to get away under the stars for a weekend of revelry and color. With Woodstock almost 50 years ago, festival culture (and it's 1960's pioneers) have come of age. This means that multiple generations can now come enjoy, and add their...

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International Forgiveness Day, Time for Liberation

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 1:11 AM

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. -Lewis B. Smedes
Usually when we hurt another person or ourselves it is unconscious, the act of forgiveness is always a conscious decision. The act of forgiveness allows unconscious actions to come into...
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5 Ways to Have the Best Breakup Ever!

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 5:12 PM

It is perhaps one of the most painful things you will ever go through, but you are not alone in this experience. We live in times of rapid change and growth. One hundred years ago the average person didn't travel more than 50 miles from the place they were born...

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Obama Sides With Republican Climate Change Deniers on Trade Deal

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 3:56 PM

When I see the White House promote #actonclimate while President Obama is pushing the Trans Pacific Partnership that will reduce regulations on the worlds largest polluters, I get an awful feeling in my stomach. When Elizabeth Warren exposed the dangers of TPP's investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) on working...

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Are Representatives Breaking Oath for Fast Track Legislation? Here's How You can Stop Them!

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 2:15 PM

Would you let a fox watch your hen-house? That's what is happening in Washington, D.C., and this will continue to have ill-effects for our youth, families, elderly, the environment, income inequality, workers rights, and more. If we don't participate in our democracy right now, we will lose it. We live...

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Integral Dreaming, Collective Awakening

(1) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 12:52 AM

A turtle born on the beach knows to walk to the sea, birds know their migration routes, and whales have new songs to sing each year. These and other phenomena point to the idea that there is an innate wisdom in nature. There is an emergent potential in creation that...

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Visionary Art and Transformational Culture at Sananda Gallery

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 7:38 PM

Before capitalism, visual art was traditionally used to capture the dreams and aspirations of a community. Displayed in palaces, cathedrals and churches these works were considered the highest expression of culture treasured by the elite and the peasant classes. Today fine art has become so intellectualized and high-priced that it rarely...

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5 Reasons to Be Grateful for Monsanto

(6) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 4:19 PM

We live in a world of contrasting elements and sometimes a direct experience of opposites can help us grow and evolve. For example, loss can teach us about connection, grief can give us an appreciation for joy, a long, cold winter will make us celebrate the coming spring. Last fall I...

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Is Putting a Telescope on Mauna Kea Short-Sighted?

(11) Comments | Posted April 11, 2015 | 5:23 PM

2015-04-11-1428786870-4704377-ScreenShot20150411at2.09.24PM.pngNatives ask, "Why Threaten the Ground We Stand on to Reach for the Stars?" In late March, Kanaka Maoli warriors representing several islands in the Hawaiian Islands, along with a diverse group of supporters, formed a blockade at 9,000 feet...

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Cooperative Model Boosts Independent & Transmedia Content

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 9:08 PM

At the advent of the digital media explosion, I was inspired at the endless opportunities in front of me as an independent content creator. Having visualized the possibilities for transmedia storytelling with emerging technologies like iPad, I celebrated that I could bypass the traditional gatekeepers of publishing and...

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Medicine for the People Delivered Through Music

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 7:34 AM

Music is transformative, it is a powerful medicine. When I was younger while visiting my Cherokee uncle, Goat Carson, in New Orleans he always talked about how music was a form of prayer, a powerful kind of medicine. It shaped my understanding to recognize that there is something ancestral and powerful...

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The Collaborative Future: From Rio +20 to World Water Day

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2015 | 3:42 PM

When we work together we can create the future Mother Earth deserves. Solutions are as simple as creating innovative ways to get people to transition from a consumptive economy which depletes resources, to one that is regenerative, a collaborative future where needs are met by bartering, gifting, and sharing goods and...

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Fukushima: Opportunity of Global Proportions?

(1) Comments | Posted March 7, 2015 | 2:09 PM

Our Greatest Disasters can lead to our Greatest Collaborations. Every technology comes with risks, nobody ever learned to walk without skinning their knees. This is not an article to argue for or against nuclear power, which is a very heated and divisive debate. This is an article about something we...

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To Love Water Is to Celebrate Life: World Water Day

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 9:31 PM

Expressing love is the best way to nurture relationships of all forms. When we love our garden we will spend time with it, this will make our plants blossom and bloom with vibrancy. When we express love to children they beam with joy and grow into kind, nurturing adults. Everyone...

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Peer to Peer Diplomacy: Open Sourcing Peace

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 11:13 AM

Screen Shot 2015-02-05 at 4.00.06 PMAcross the globe it is becoming clear that nations are failing at creating peaceful solutions to international challenges. More bombing does not create more understanding, communication does and we have an unprecedented opportunity...

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Gem and Jam: Crown Jewell of Southwest Festival Scene

(4) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 12:15 PM

The southwest has its own particular energy. The Sonoran Desert, the crossroads between north and south, Native American history that goes back a thousand years and the confluence of art and culture in a winter destination that allows the traveller to live an endless summer. During the month of February...

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A Love That's Louder Than Rage: The Beautiful Revolution

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 5:07 PM

At first I thought... The most powerful thing that you can do for your people, your future, your land, your air, your water is to fight and die for what you believe in. But it's not true... you have to LIVE for what you believe in.
So begins the wise...
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Selectively Catholic? Climate Change, Social Justice & the Pope

(2) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 3:00 PM

Is it possible to be selectively Catholic? Some lawmakers seem to think so. The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees the separation of church and state yet that does not stop elected officials from bringing their faith to office. We have seen Hobby Lobby...

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Growing Chorus of Diverse Voices Rejects TPP

(3) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 2:26 PM

Though Americans are divided on may issues, there are still a few things that we pretty much agree on. We respect The United States Constitution, and the freedoms that it guarantees. We value our right to petition local, state and federal government through ballot-initiatives that we can vote into law...

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Global Meditation Celebrates World Spirit Day on December 21

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 3:35 PM

It's as if humanity has fallen into a great amnesia, forgetting our connection to the land, to each other, to the future and to the past. Organizers of The Unify Global Meditation at 3:03 pm PST on December 21 invite everyone to remember. Filmmaker, 

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