The Symbiocene will be the next period in history when humans symbiotically re-integrate and live together with the rest of life (sumbiosis = to live together). The combination of human creativity and the elements of nature is an art in itself as the ar in art means to ‘fit together’. To fit together in harmonious collaboration is the … Continue reading Symbiocene Art
Fytiomoron (from phtheiró: to destroy, corrupt, spoil, (pht-) literally means "waste away" (degenerate), and the Greek mōron, neuter of mōros, stupid, foolish.
A representation of the transition to the Symbiocene. It represents code red anthropogenic climate calescence (warming), biodiversity extinction, global pollution, soil exhaustion, water contamination etc etc from 1950 to 2022 and then a gradual code green shift toward the conditions of the Symbiocene (mental, physical and natural), by 2050.
Mahatma Gandhi was reputed to have said this in response to: Mr. Gandhi, what do you think about Western civilization?Gandhi: I think it would be a good idea. While a great 'putdown' of Western notions of what civilisation might be, I think 'civilisation' generally is a bad idea. So is civilization. Civilisation: Noun. The social process … Continue reading Civilisation – Sumilisation
The use of symbiotic science to return life into the substances we use, the technologies we use and the production of materials and energy, becomes the foundation of our economies. There has to be a biocoalescence of life with the materials and technology that humans use to build the Symbiocene. Artefacts become sumbiofacts. We build the … Continue reading Biocoalescence
Via symbiomimicry, we engender a new respect to life as it becomes intimate/close to our human life and home. To nourish and care for living beings at all scales, in order to keep things alive, you have to look after, or nourish them. I call this active nourishment of life, 'sumbalere' (from sumbios, companionship and to … Continue reading Sumbalere/Sumbalerian
I can honestly say that I did not fully understand much of what the great French philosopher, Bruno Latour, had to say (admittedly in translation) about the big questions of life. His recent death, at age 75, made me go back and re-read works such as An Inquiry into Modes of Existence (2013). In this … Continue reading Bruno Latour 1947 – 2022
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