Founder & Director – Alix Claire Erie

welcome_imageACE has been forming in the core of Alix since she was a child. Finally, in 2012 a major shift occurred in her life, and 2013 she decided to leave behind her budding academic career as a theoretical physicist as she realized that continuing in the highly specialized environment of the academic sciences would not afford her the time and space for the pursuit of her passion for uniting the subjective and objective sciences.

At that point she performed a complete renunciation of all her belongings (More) in order to better devote her energies to manifesting her vision of a divine life… that which is currently coming to fruition in several projects under the Advancement of Civilization Effort organization.

Read more about her story on her blog.

Contact her at ACErie@advancementofcivilizationeffort.org


Project Coordinator – Jijo Mathew


 Jijo Mathew is an HR Consultant by profession. He helps organisations to build strong, dynamic and vibrant value makers by giving emphasise on learning and development across departments.  He is passionate about building unique organisational culture by inculcating holistic principles into workplace.

Mathew is an enthusiastic advocate of peace initiatives and which comes from the realisation that only cooperative co-existence can solve our challenges that we cannot imagine otherwise. His philosophy is “our civilisation should thrive in its aspirations for great advancement while protecting and  safeguarding our lively Earth from man made disasters”.

Contact him at JijoMathew@advancementofcivilizationeffort.org


Futures Advisor-Charles Ostman


Charles Ostman has 35+ years experience in the fields of electronics, physics, materials science, computing, and various forms of applied AI and “artificial life”, including eight years at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Primary focus was on specialized materials, including DSME (shape memory effect) metallic alloys, and various material systems with unique electronic and photonic properties.  At Los Alamos, this experience was applied to work on the Antares Laser project, the world’s largest / most powerful defense laser system successfully demonstrated at the time (during the SDI / “Star Wars” development program)

Subsequent professional experience encompasses a diverse range of technical development projects at facilities including GTE Lenkurt, Integrated Automation, Litton Industries, Lucas Films, Phoenix Laser Systems, Omni Scientific Instruments, NanoThinc, Raytheon, Fujitsu, Evolutionary Networks, and a variety of other technology related companies and institutions.

At NanoThinc, a private nanotechnology consulting group dating back to the early to mid ’90’s, he was the director of media development, and also on the scientific advisory board.

Charles Ostman was the co-founder of NanoSig, and chair of the NanoElectronics and Photonics Forum, an organization with the primary charter of facilitating investment in nanotechnology related ventures, and senior consultant with the Strategic Synergy Group.

He was also a senior fellow at the Institute for Global Futures, a consulting group which provides strategic research, analysis, technical due diligence, and related technology centric development services to Fortune 500 companies and institutions worldwide.

He has been a longtime active member of the Millennium Project, an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities.

This organization publishes the annual “State of the Future” report and extensive data which serves to provide a dynamic platform for developing workable potential solution sets to address complex, interrelated challenges which affect the world and its populations.

Charles also consulted with a technology development consortium, Fourth Venture, which focused on working with former Soviet Union military scientists, in the context of providing opportunities to redirect this resource toward commercially viable technology projects in the USA, via sponsorship from the IPP (Intiative for Proliferation Prevention) and DOE (Dept of Energy).

Charles has authored numerous technical papers and published articles, targeting  general interest, business development, and technology centric audiences.

He is currently director of special projects at General Hydroponics.

His websites are: http://www.generalhydroponics.com/
and http://www.historianofthefuture.com/

Contact him at CharlesOstman@advancementofcivilizationeffort.org

 Architecture Consultant-Storm Erie

stormStorm Erie’s academic background is in architectural design. A craftsman and philosopher, Storm has been in pursuit of contributing to a more stable society through networking and sharing concepts as a part of the Advancement of Civilization Effort organization.  His goal of having a more productive and fluid societal atmosphere starts with each individual constituent and is manifested through our spatial environment, actions, and reactions.

He believes that as an organism, the everyday interactions of the planet’s inhabitants with tangible objects and intangible concepts are becoming more intertwined: designing functional space that conceptually reflects a particular ephemeral experience based on its programmatic use is an important part of productivity, comfort, efficiency, and sense of symbiotic existence that can contribute to a more lucid and aware party of living beings who experience each static space and can relate through their conceptual definitions.

Contact him at StormErie@advancementofcivilizationeffort.org

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