20 January 2010

To Be

Germaine Greer said

"Human beings have the inalienable right to invent themselves."

19 January 2010


Playing to the cameras.

Entertaining the watchers.

Real reality TV.

Re-engaging with our imaginations and going outside to play in the streets again.

Non-violent re-appropriation of our public spaces. etc

The Surveillance Camera Players have some suggestions:


05 January 2010


When you love a person you do not idealise them. You learn to love them with all of their faults. And that is how we should learn to love the world.

In The Examined Life, Žižek argues that we need to embrace the whole world including our artificial, technological, created self and products.

Pastoral romanticism and New Age mysticism are a form of ideological mystification and alienation.

Ecology as it currently stands is in danger of becoming the new opium of the masses. Ecology is taking over from the role of religion as a new conservative, reactionary ideology.




02 January 2010

Einstein said

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. [We] experience [our]self, [our] thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of [our] consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."



Michael Hardt: "One has to expand the concept of love beyond the limits of the couple."

High Rise Urban Forest


a high-rise building, the Urban Forest, situated in Chongqing, China, the commercial structure features curved, abstracted shaped floors connected by a core cylindrical structure. Almost all the floors incorporate green spaces to create a natural environment throughout the structure. The floors enveloped in full length glass windows with a see-through, wrap around balcony have been layered off-center (to some extent) from one another, giving it an appearance of a floating structure.

archive: http://www.verticalfarm.com/