Picnic 2011: Urban Futures, etc etc

(hrm. haven’t done this for a while…) I’ve spent most of my visit to Picnic this year huneybee’ing about, along with the marvellous bumblebees, wasps, ladybugs, dragonflies and also the occasional gadfly. The overall theme this year is “Picnic 2011:…

Sophisticated simplicity

One of the definitions of sophisticated is “having a refined knowledge of the ways of the world cultivated especially through wide experience.” Approaching any situation or task from a variety of perspectives invariably gives one the ability to more fully…

Planet of the Apes

Let us not underestimate the importance of mimicry in the process of learning and discovery. How much of who we are is based on whom we’ve met. How much of how we behave is based on who’ve observed. What happens…

Célébrité

Celebrity is something only coveted by those who have no experience–direct or indirect–of it, at any scale; and the ego-maniacally insane.

Moderation.

Train your eye and your vision lusts after colour. Train your ear , and you long for beautiful sound. Delight in doing good, and your natural kindness is blown out of shape. Delight in righteousness, and you become righteous beyond…

et voila

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