Conference participants were very thoughtful and made significant contributions to the discussionPictured: a participant recounts her experience of community at Burning Man. Ali and Sue made a heroic effort in the kitchen to prep delicious buffet meals for the weekend.Pictured: Sean and Karen, who volunteered to be part of the meal prep and serving crew. Preparation for a large event like the Paradox Conference requireda tremendous group effort by Arcosantians. Every imaginable componentof pulling off such an event was beautifully handled byArcosanti staff, residents, workshoppers and volunteers.Pictured: Victor and Nadia worked on preparing the Arcosanti 5000 (people) presentation– Paolo’snew city design for Arcosanti. The conference had a great mix of very interesting and thought provoking panelists and presenters.On Saturday the Biomimicry & Green Development panel segued into adiscussion about reframing world economic practices using each of their particular points of reference.Pictured: Janine Benyus, author of a book about Biomimcry, humorously pointedout that the lungs don’t horde oxygenand then sell it to the liver. Also pictured: Jim Fournier. September 25, 2001Friday marked the third Paradox Conference at Arcosanti.This year’s conference focused on theintegration of community, virtuality, and nature in third millennium habitats.Pictured: Saturday’s Biomimicry & Green Development panel in the ampitheater ofthe Colly Soleri Music Center.[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] Michael Gosney and Ron Anastasia, Directors of the Paradox event, joined Tom Jaggers and Paolo Soleri – who talked about the latest developments in Arcology.[Photo by Tomiaki Tamura] Later in the day, Thomas Jaggers,William D. Browning,Heather Kurze, and StephanieSmith hosteda panel about green development. Bruce Damer, an innovator of avatar cyber-communities, pauses to pet Toni’s catPolly who wandered onthe ampitheater stage. Esperide Ananas talked about Damanhur, an intentional community in Italy.