W. David Kubiak has a unique, impressive bio, spanning three distinctly different cultures - the US, Japan, and India. He is the founder of "Big Medicine," a non-profit think tank focused on "the corporate takeover of our countries, cultures and consciousness."
Born in the US, he majored in psychology, philosophy and pre-med studies, and served in the Peace Corps' first South Korea rural health program until 1970. He then moved to Kyoto, Japan where he studied Eastern medical theory, taught media studies, ran underground event spaces, and worked as an activist journalist. He is married, has three children, and divides his time between Kyoto, Kennebunkport, Maine, and Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Besides provocative publicity stunts like attacking Japanese yakuza gangs, running for Kyoto mayor, or winning the Democratic Vice-Presidential contest in the 2000 New Hampshire Primary, he is best known for his metamedical approach to eco-social illls and activism. Inspired by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, James Grier Miller, Ken Reiner and Eastern medical lore, Kubiak has used media, conferencing and electoral politics to publicize memes for "Big Body" (mega-corporate) disease, immuno-activism, industrial anthroculture, and the transformative powers of human attention.
Once described by Whole Earth Review as "one of the most interesting minds on the planet", Kubiak depicts our era as the endgame in an evolutionary contest between sensual human communities and "Big Bodies", vast corporate entities, which he describes as "alive, in charge and out of control." He argues that insights from superorganisms, living systems theory, and immune cell biomimicry may offer more effective remedies than traditional political activity and that downsizing, decentralizing and democratizing "big bodies" across the board are our only hope of regaining democracy, planetary health or evolutionary control.
His recent writings include- "The Belittle Big Bodies Banzai: A Year-End OWS Salute and Immune Key to 2012" and "The Contract on Corporate America", Green Tea* 2012 Campaign Pledge to the 99% - with a tip of the hat to the '94 GOP and the devious Dr. Newt. His voluminous activities, writings, videos, insights can be found on his websites, which include- The Magic Ten Percent and Big Medicine Central. Locally, W. David Kubiak is known for his work as the Director of 911Truth.org, his work on the 2008 Publicizing Truth with Consequences - Independent Media Power Vs. The Corporate Coup Conference and the 2010 Understanding Deep Politics Conference (both held in Santa Cruz). He will be discussing his experiences with Occupy Maine, his Big Body approach to challenging corporate power and size, the Contract on Corporate America on the Community Currency Radio Show on the Progressive Radio Network hosted by local activist, Carol Brouillet, Thursday Feb 2, 2012, at 2pm. The show will be archived online.