“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mesocosmic—Marina Zurkow animations here

Marina Zurkow gave me permission to post links to the animations that comprise Mesocosm here. Enjoy.

I'm intrigued by the relationship between the dark abstract zero space around the “nature” obelisk--it could be a kind of inner space, couldn't it? Or an in-between space? The Tibetans call it bardo, which is actually Tibetan for mesocosm. But more “cosmic” (or mesocosmic...).

Zurkow was inspired by some thinking in Ecology without Nature on mesocosms, an intriguing ecological concept.

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