Short, thoughtful meta-critique that should take us one step closer to a global “strike” for more meaningful lives.
Huge swathes of people, in Europe and North America in particular, spend their entire working lives performing tasks they secretly believe do not really need to be performed. The moral and spiritual damage that comes from this situation is profound. It is a scar across our collective soul. Yet virtually no one talks about it.
Watch out.. Cronenberg is re-visiting Videodrome in an ‘immersive’ new work. Leave some breadcrumbs to find your way back out…
Very difficult to watch this trailer and not go limp with despair. Still…have strength.There is a cycle at work here even larger than the great circulations of the oceans. And somehow, life expresses itself through us as much as through the Albatross. Let us find the reserves of respect for creation that will guide us out of the gyre.
Fascinating round up of reading and references on the matter of epigenetics. Not limited to the vaguely scandalous notion that behaviour can influence inherited traits across generations (eg, sins of the father are visited on the young), Steve Talbott takes the matter far deeper into the realms of molecular biology and discovers (once again) that we are far more complex entities than the old “central dogma” of classical genetics would suggest.
In short, the double helix has been relegated to the sidelines: it no more “controls” our biology than a copy machine “controls” the text of a document it reproduces.