Thursday, May 08, 2014

Kickstarting democracy

"Everything is what it is: liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or culture, or human happiness or a quiet conscience."

~ Isaiah Berlin, "Two Concepts of Liberty"

Old institutions like the National Endowment for the Arts are giving way to new ones, like Kickstarter. But shall we trust culture to a digital “democracy”?...Charter of 2014 ~ MMXIV this time global

At the edge of anthropology is a push beyond the human, beyond the idea that meaning must originate with humans. In this world, a forest thinks ~ Forest thinks ....