Cody Searle. Cosmic Origami. Truman Cill. Nick Drexler. Joe Martin. Alexander Ziska. Friar Zero. Matthias Luczkowski. Pedro Silva. Dean Putney. Craig Wilson.
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Matthew Erickson. President Hoodie. Dannel Jurado. Sean Baker. Mike D'Errico. Mats Powlowski. Stephen Bass. Raven Mount. Scott Hedrick. Jonathan Harford. Maxime Ladouceur. Daniel Park. Michael Swedo. Evan Rodgers. Not least affected was the experience of time itself: ever-accelerating change left people with briefer intervals of time in which to gather new experiences and adapt.
In this provocative and erudite book Reinhart Koselleck, a distinguished philosopher of history, explores the concept of historical time by posing the question: what kind of experience is opened up by the emergence of modernity?
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Relying on an extraordinary array of witnesses and texts from politicians, philosophers, theologians, and poets to Renaissance paintings and the dreams of German citizens during the Third Reich, Koselleck shows that, with the advent of modernity, the past and the future became 'relocated' in relation to each other. The promises of modernity -freedom, progress, infinite human improvement -produced a world accelerating toward an unknown and unknowable future within which awaited the possibility of achieving utopian fulfillment.
History, Koselleck asserts, emerged in this crucial moment as a new temporality providing distinctly new ways of assimilating experience. In the present context of globalization and its resulting crises, the modern world once again faces a crisis in aligning the experience of past and present. To realize that each present was once an imagined future may help us once again place ourselves within a temporality organized by human thought and humane ends as much as by the contingencies of uncontrolled events. Koselleck's work augurs a new era in the conceptualization not only of what 'history' means to Western culture but also of what Western culture means for 'history.
Rome fell because it was unable to sustain itself.
Too much indulgence and and disregard for moderation and adjustment of behaviors lead to its ruin, a lesson that has not found itself ingrained in present society. Yet, we are looking at a larger global scale of a species whose consumption is unsustainable, and its effects resonate beyond an ancient civilization. Yet, is it a complete disregard to the world around us, or is there something more innate working behind the veil.
Many of the experts argue that as we evolved out values have been shaped differently, the reward center of the brain becoming closely tied with many of the things we desire and consume. The discovery of agriculture was the biggest moment in human evolution, the ability to stay in one place.
Values were also shaped differently and things humans once worried about were no more. We had achieved the ability to control not only the food we eat but the environment around us. This has grown over thousands of years, advancing and evolving to a continued and exhaustive manipulation of the world — many times with irrevocable damage.
When it all boils down, the habits derived throughout the evolution of man could be the key to changing everything. If we understand why we do as we do, we can begin to change and modify our behaviors — our habits. As individuals, we comprise a super organism — a living, breathing unit.
Limiting the use of fossil fuels does not change the habits of the organism.
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We need to each find what we can do to become aware of why we do things and find ways to redefine our expectations, modifying our habits to contribute to the larger picture. The music is tranquil and peaceful, contrasting many of the images it accompanies. If the rapid images and interviews were not creating enough tension, the score from Keefus Ciancia and Bob Holroyd does the trick.
It asks us to look within and examine whether we confuse what we need with what we desire and vice versa.