J. Stephen Lansing: A Thousand Years in Bali
The Long Now Foundation
Cowell Theater - San Francisco, CA
Feb 13th, 2006
Perfect Order: A Thousand Years in Bali
With lucid exposition and gorgeous graphics, anthropologist Stephen Lansing exposed the hidden structure and profound health of the traditional Balinese rice growing practices. The intensely productive terraced rice paddies of Bali are a thousand years old. So are the democratic subaks (irrigation cooperatives) that manage them, and so is the water temple system that links the subaks in a nested hierarchy.
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