Year: 2002

Hudson Valley Potluck

In a potluck, everyone brings a little something different. The job of creating the experience is shared and so made easier on everyone. And because all sorts of things are brought to the table, everyone gets out more than they…

The Next Step: Collaborators

First, the little online magazine I started last fall through my local ISP evolved in February into Sostenuto — The Systems-Thinking Magazine of Arts & Sciences, finding a more permanent home at Permaculture.net. Now, I’m thrilled to announce that Sostenuto…

Sostenuto Staff

Chris Benjamin — Editor Ajay Chheda — Editor Howard Ditkoff — Editor Shaun Hensher — Editor Chris Lovell — Editor Mark S. Meritt — Founder, Editor Daniel Mossberg — Editor Jamie Myxter — Editor Malin Östman — Editor Jonathan Walton…

New Home, New Title, New Feature

It’s been slow-going, but our culture is too obsessed with instant gratification anyway, right? Moving leisurely but moving nonetheless, this little venture is making some progress toward the goal of becoming a genuine magazine. Today, two developments are particularly notable…

Why “Sostenuto”

Sostenuto is an Italian word meaning “sustained.” It is used in music in two ways. In general, it simply suggests a sustaining of duration, somtimes implying a slowing in tempo. It is also the name of the center pedal of…

The Sostenuto Perspective

Sostenuto hopes to bring a systems-thinking approach to every aspect of culture. By its nature, this approach keeps an open mind, acknowledging that it can never know everything about anything. At the same time, inherent in this approach is the…

Sostenuto Origins

This statement about the origins of Sostenuto: The Systems-Thinking Magazine of Arts & Sciences was originally written when the magazine was known as permaCulture and updated upon the transition to Sostenuto. Capitalism and the Industrial Revolution brought the greatest technological…