In the beginning was the Horizontal, and it was everywhere, but it was local. Then came the Vertical, and it was stronger, and became global, eventually tempered by the Diagonal. But one day, the Horizontal learned to interconnect, and it too became global, outshining the Vertical. As it became the strongest, it became tempered by... Continue reading ...
[caption id=attachment_218 align=aligncenter width=500] Il principe William tra i bambini della St Aidan's Primary School di Blackburn (Inghilterra
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Since the Delhi gang rapes in 2012, the plight of women in urban India has found global attention. Much has been said about rights and safety in cities, but none of that will make a sustainable impact
Nearly 400m people live in cities in India and during the next 40 years that number will more than double. Not only is the
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Every generation declares some kind of crisis in masculinity. And women today aren't shy of pronouncing a masculine emergency: Hannah Rosin did so in her book The End of Men while MP Diane Abbott warned
America's relationship with the automobile is changing. The transportation beat has to catch up.
Our ancestors slept twice a night, experiencing a few, waking twilight hours of "unusual calmness, likened to meditation.
Once you go back before the 1800s, sleep starts to look a lot different. Your ancestors slept in a way that modern sleepers would find bizarre.
I was fortunate enough to grow up rural and poor. Unlike many like me, I'm fortunate as well to no longer be in either category. I thought I'd make a list of what you find yourself doing when you've
Excerpted from EMILY BADGER: "Teleconferencing has made telework more common. E-commerce has reduced the need to drive to the mall. Real-time arrival apps have made public transit more predictable. Solar-powered stations have helped bike-share expand. WiFi and smart phones have made it possible to get work done on a moving bus, raising the mental cost... Continue reading ...
What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out Abigail Haworth investigates
In a column recently published in the NY Times, Robert Reich, - UC Berkeley professor, author and former Secretary of Labor, - wrote about his experience while in an airport to catch a flight. A well-dressed man approached him and...
As the American people got fatter, so did marmosets, vervet monkeys and mice. The problem may be bigger than any of us
2013/08/07: God is dead, and now the real paradise awaits. Except as before, it always remains just out of reach.
The myth of progress is encircled by a set of what we might call sub-myths: the ability to access truth through objective science; a faith in advanced technology; the assumption of reason’s superiority over intuition; and a belief in the supremacy of the human species over the rest of life (or, as we tend to call it, ‘our environment’: note the possessive ‘our’).
These are our stories. Now they are killing us – and not just us. The age of endings is a product of misplaced beliefs, of myths gone bad. Now our task is to think about different stories: to create new ones or disinter some old ones and begin telling them again.
Four years ago, I founded a network of writers and artists called the Dark Mountain Project with the explicit purpose of beginning this work. Since then, we’ve produced a number of books and held a series of public events aimed at interrogating our cultural stories and beginning to approach the creation of new ones. One of the first questions we have asked is: what might be some of the foundational stories of a new narrative?
My first response is that the myth of progress needs to be comprehensively debunked through some serious study of history and prehistory. I would say that science and economics need to be put in their place: an important place, but one which sees them as servants of our society rather than as its narrative masters. I would say that reason should be balanced with intuition; mythos with logos. Perhaps most importantly I would say that without what has been called an ecocentric perspective – a worldview which sees humans as one form of life among many, rather than as the pinnacle of evolution and the master of all – nothing very much will change.
If this is true, I would suggest that the work of change is too important to be left to scientists, political activists, politicians and economists. Their roles are important, to be sure, but the narratives that underpin their work are unlikely to be questioned from within. Rewriting stories is the task of the creative imagination, which means it is the task of writers, artists, storytellers, musicians and all who would regard themselves as workers of and with the imagination. Perhaps only poetry can save us now.
American values differ from those of Western Europeans in many important ways. Most notably, Americans are more individualistic and are less supportive of a
Edward Snowden faced quite a dilemma in exposing secrets of the N.S.A. But he also executed a devastating betrayal that it seems he hasn't recognized.
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