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syncopath’s projects Polytopia The human species is rapidly and indisputably moving towards the technological singularity. The cadence of the flow of information and innovation in... The Total Library Text that redefines...Now playingSpaceCollective Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction.Introduction Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
This is somewhat new kind of religion. I have never imputed to Nature a purpose or a goal, or anything that could be understood as anthropomorphic.What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility.
My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver. Especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment.
To assume the existence of an unperceivable being… does not facilitate understanding the orderliness we find in the perceivable world. I don`t try to imagine a personal God; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
We are not born from a battle. That's a lie.
and we are not born from a passive egg. That's a lie too.
That's all lies .....
That's what they put in our heads at school.
We are born from a great collaboration
and not from a great battle.
and we are not born from an inert egg
but from a totally active one.
quote : Alejandro Jodorowsky image : Andreas Gefeller photography from "The Japanese Series' 2010. video : an excerpt from the DVD of the book 'Metagenealogía', by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Marianne Costa, 2011.
stands nearer to unconscious processes than does thinking in words,
and is unquestionably
than the latter
text : Zigmond Freud, The Ego and the Id 1923. images : Michelangelo Pistoletto "Mirror of Judgment", Serpentine Gallery, 2011.
Pistoletto is acclaimed worldwide as a key figure in the development of conceptual art and as a founder of the influential Arte Povera movement. He describes the cardboard labyrinth as ‘a winding and unforeseeable road that leads us to the place of revelation of knowledge.
It will in the end, be admitted that everything, in effect is an image
and that the least object which has no symbolic role assigned to it
that, in time, real revolutions may well be brought about.
Our image of nature as static, balanced and harmonic is naive and up for reconsideration.
Where technology and nature are traditionally seen as opposed, they now appear to merge
or even trade places.
We must no longer see ourselves as the anti-natural spacies that merely threatens and eliminate nature, but rather as catalysts of evolution. With our urge to design our environment, we cause the rising of a next nature which is unpredictable as ever.
Nature changes along with us.
text : from Next Nature book edited and designed by Koert van Mensvoort and Hendrick-Jan Grievink image & video : from "Whale" video installation by artists Meirav Heiman and Yossi Ben-Shoshan, first exhibited in "UNNATURAL" exhibition, Bass Meuseum of Art, 2009.
This installation brings a life-size sperm whale trapped in its too-tight tank, all made of digital pixelated images that seem so real, and brings up uncomfortable feelings about our relationship with nature (Miami-Herald).
Culture is not your friend. Culture is for other people’s convenience and the convenience of various institutions, churches, companies, tax collection schemes, what have you. It is not your friend. It insults you. It disempowers you. It uses and abuses you.
Culture is a perversion. It fetishizes objects, creates consumer mania, it preaches endless forms of false happiness, endless forms of false understanding in the form of squirrelly religions and silly cults. It invites people to diminish themselves and dehumanize themselves by behaving like machines.
We have the money, the power, the medical understanding, the scientific know-how, the love and the community to produce a kind of human paradise. But we are led by the least among us – the least intelligent, the least noble, the least visionary. We are led by the least among us and we do not fight back against the dehumanizing values that are handed down as control icons.
Our world is in danger by the absence of good ideas.
Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.
If the words ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on.
Culture and ideology are not your friends. They are not your friends. This is a hard thing to come to terms with, because a certain kind of alienation lies at the end of this thought process.
Culture is a closed system of thinking and values, of the sort I am denouncing; and the greatest barrier to your enlightenment, your education, and your decency, is your culture. And I realise with ... joy, that here I skirt the bounds of political correctness, because everyone is running around saying, you know, “Recapture your roots, get in touch with your Swedishness, your Irishness, your whateverishness”… and that’s all very fine, but I think it’s your humanness that may have eluded you in all this ethnocentric graspingness .... !
text : Terence McKenna (extracted from three varied talks). images : Liu Bolin, a Chinese artist best known for his "Invisible man" photographic series. video : Terence Mckenna, 03:30min video, from the lecture "Into the Valley of Novelty".
more 'Culture is not your Friend' : 10 min audio on youtube ; 1 hour audio on youtube ;
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