Tag Archives: Big thinker

Botanical garden vs scafolding mound

I love botanical gardens and have been to many different ones around the world, from the Eden Projects in Cornwall to smaller scale tropical plots in Viñales, Cuba. These gardens have a purpose to educate and create humbling sanctuaries to showcase the … Continue reading

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James Lovelock

James Lovelock James Lovelock is described as an independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist. He proposed the Gaia theory – the idea that Earth functions as a self-regulating system, as a living organism does. Everything on (and to the very core … Continue reading

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Tesla

Nikola Tesla in 1890 “There is an influence which is getting strong and stronger day by day, which shows itself more and more in all departments of human activity, and influence most fruitful and beneficial—the influence of the artist. It … Continue reading

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J.G. Ballard

J.G. Ballard at Empire of the Sun signing, 1984 J.G. Ballard is one of those people who’s professional history oozes energy and enthusiasm for life, with a healthy interest and obsession with everything that is obscure and perverse about human … Continue reading

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Paul Virilio

Paul Virillo A passage from Open Sky; The Perspective of Real Time “Now Let us return to the probable source of this ignorance about public rhythmics, the pace of public life. On a constricted planet that is becoming just one … Continue reading

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Spike Lee – When the Levees Broke

When the Levees Broke by Spike Lee I urge everyone to watch this four part documentary film for a raw portrayal of humanity in modern society. Spike Lee covers the disastrous series of events that devastated the city of New … Continue reading

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Iain Banks

Image from the Guardian Best quote: “The Universe says simply, but with every possible complication, ‘Existence’ and it neither pressures us nor draws us out, except as we allow. It all boils down to nothing, and where we have the … Continue reading

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