The more time I spend in the apothecary, the more I begin to notice its structures and patterns as a system. And the more I muse about apothecary and medicine design itself. So I began diagraming the parts and particulars of my apothecary. For example, let’s look at the tools: scale press strainers jars (storage)... Read More
This book, written in by Italian architect Luigi Serafini is a field guide of an alien world. An encyclopedia of the fantastical.There are sections on physics, chemistry, mineralogy (including many drawings of elaborate gems), geography, botany, zoology, sociology, linguistics, technology, architecture, sports (of all sorts), clothing, and so on. It’s difficult to find a copy, and... Read More
I wrote this piece exclusively for the March 2010 issue of Second Nature Journal of RMIT’s School of Media and Communication in Melbourne. The theme of the issue is Superhuman: Revolution of the Species. I will post a link when it’s released. Enjoy! Humans. I can go on forever wondering about them. In my mind... Read More
Cesar Hidalgo is a Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Development. Over the years he’s done a lot with applying the science of networks to the global economy (and mapping product spaces of various nations and states) and researched mobility in networks. But what really has me excited is how he approaches networks... Read More
According to Paul Ehrlich, the key limiting factor for human development on this planet as a whole is the inability for our environment to handle our waste products. Watch the video at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Thought provoking, whether you agree or disagree with him.
The more I live, the more I love and admire the work of Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919). He was a zoologist, artist and illustrator, and later a professor of comparative anatomy. I first heard of him while carrying out a philosophy of development study for my undergraduate degree, as he is well known for the phrase "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," or rather, an individual's (biological) development mirrors that of the species' evolutionary development.
This is a review I wrote last year about their book The Subsistence Perspective: Beyond the Globalized Economy for the Center for World Indigenous Studies’ quarterly journal The Fourth World Journal. In this book authors Maria Mies and Veronica Bennholdt-Thomsen offer a structural overview of the neoliberal capitalist creed that has shaped the global economy... Read More