A building at Paris International Airport, Corona architecture. Image by author. Humans have always contemplated the importance of the invisible in nature. To account for the invisible influences of the Earth and its cosmos, humans have invented ‘forces’ to explain their impacts. Spirit forces, even God(s) might be human inventions to help us understand the … Continue reading Covid-19 and Capit-20: Going Viral.
It seems that most of the current crop of politicians in the world could not give a crap for their own children to flourish. They could not even give a fart for their grandchildren to be secure. Is this lack of care for the future a new human pathological norm? Or is it temporary insanity … Continue reading Our Prime Minister/President Hates His/Her Own Children
I have created the meme of the Symbiocene as a counter to the age of solastalgia within the Anthropocene. The Symbiocene offers the prospect of deep mitigation of the causes of global warming and species extinction. The foundations of this idea can be found in my essay Exiting the Anthropocene and Entering the Symbiocene In … Continue reading Generation Symbiocene and Deep Mitigation
The act of confronting those people, institutions and corporations that have become too large and powerful to be in the public, community or global interest. The confrontation results in the transfer of titanic power and its re-incorporation into intensely democratic and sumbiocratic decision-making structures at local and sumbioregional levels. In the Symbiocene the Titans will have … Continue reading detitanise
Perhaps one of the initial important tasks of the discipline of sumbiology is to complete the critique of Anthropocene category mistakes. In particular, the concept of the “environment” must be removed from our thinking. However, another concept that must be critiqued is the concept of “ecology” and the related idea of an “ecosystem”. A sumbiology-based … Continue reading Ecology is a Problem!
Sumbiotecture To design and build according to Symbiocene principles, sumbiocentric thinking, symbiomimicry and the discipline of sumbiology, (sumbios: living together and techne: to build). The archi in architecture means to rule or to command ... it has to go. Symbioscapes Symbiotically animated landscapes that require sumbiocentric thinking to bring the scape (a stalk) to life., (symbiosis, living … Continue reading Sumbiotecture and More
Human identity for all; males, females and LBGI+, has become a place of dangerous contradictions, with globalisation destroying the planet while locking people into psychic instability, toxic jobs, structural unemployment, addictive consumption and deep inequality. Control and influence over our emotions in such a context has become a battleground. Tribalism is built into our … Continue reading Sumbioregionalism
Biocomunen: The shared property of life within multiple organisms. To hold life in common with other organisms. To be a holobiont. From bios = life and comunen = to have common dealings with. (Middle English, from Old French communer, to make common, share (from commun, common)).
The origins of the word 'war' have meanings connected to states of confusion and being 'mixed-up'. Many humans are now at war with the environment they inhabit. They are also fighting fellow humans who desire the ongoing conservation of a ‘green’ world. There are now two huge tribes opposing one another in this discombobulated world, … Continue reading World War Three, Black Swans and Green Muscle.
In what I hope will be a relatively short period of time (perhaps decades), there will be a point in human social development where almost every element of human culture, habitat and technology will be seamlessly re-integrated back into life cycles and processes. In order to get to that preferred state of living, I suggest … Continue reading Symbiocene Principles