We are an informal group of people who are interested in 1) measuring and extending ethos, and 2) using technology for positive social change.
We meet once a month in Harvard Square (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) for discussions and presentations.
We are now planning a new cycle of Ethos Roundtable sessions!
Please feel free to let us know if you have any recommendations for topics or featured guests.
Short version:The spirit or core beliefs of a group of people.
Long version: "In recent anthropological discussion, the moral (and aesthetic) aspects of a given culture, the evaluative elements, have commonly been summed up in the term "ethos," while the cognitive, existential aspects have been designated by the term "world view." A people's ethos is the tone, character, and quality of their life, its moral and aesthetic style and mood; it is the underlying attitude toward themselves and their world that life reflects." (Clifford Geertz, "Ethos, World View, and the Analysis of Sacred Symbols")