I long ago ran into a sticker that read: "worldpeace is possible". I quite cynically remarked it should read: "worldpeace is plausible". Since i watch TED-talks, I think it should read "worldpeace in progress" - pim
music, visual arts, philosophy, history, biology, physics, politics... magic.
In the course of history, society, politics, religion and science have been influencing the arts, as well as the arts have been influencing the public, politicians, religious leaders and scientists. In recent history, as artists repeatedly broke down many boundaries of esthetical convention, they have created more and more freedom to express their individual ideas // My idea is that the informative and educative role of the arts, specifically in the fields of science, scepticism and perhaps in so-called militant atheism, is not fully utilized to, globally, enhance the awareness of the audience // Topics like cosmology and evolution, topics like the theoretical means to stop global warming, poverty and religious fanticism, topics like freely accessible technology and information for every world-citizen. Those topics should be artistically adressed in the broadest esthetical sense and in a well-organised, multi-medial way // Think Da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" with a make-over...
...my abovementioned idea, or anything else regarding making the world a happier place
the game of go and the art of origami
as an iPod-user, I started digging for podcasts worth watching amongst the rubble on the web. my search led to a long list of so-called TED-talks // attracted by the subjectmatter, the quality of presentation, and the friendly name Ted, which reminded me of the sypathetic bear in a late eighties animated television series, i kept downloading the TED-talks // i got inspired by them. because - not having any academic background, but the i.q. and literacy to grasp all the subjectmatter - i never had the first-hand experience of such a STRONG DRIVE FOR PROGRESS, FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS, emanating from an organized meeting of ACADEMIC AND NON-ACADEMIC THINKERS AND DOERS, not hindered - as a group - by prejudice, the tendency to self-enrich, censorship, or the lack of influence on important levels of organisation // i long ago ran into a sticker that read: "worldpeace is possible" i remarked it should read: "plausible". since i watch TED i think it should read "WORLDPEACE IN PROGRESS".
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