evelyne simon

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evelyne simon
Posted over 1 year ago
John Hardy: My green school dream
Thank you for taking the time to complete this rosy picture. I share your wariness of rich westerners establishing private paradises. What do you think Mr Hardy could do to make the school genuinely green? What could be done to sensatise others like him to their local communities? Again, thank you for speaking up. I feel like I'm peeing in the soup every time I mention ex-pats but I can help feeling hurt by richer people's need to not address local needs.
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evelyne simon
Posted over 1 year ago
Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now!
I agree with you: this state of affairs has gone worst since the industrial revolution. We don't make time anymore and we can't find the space and time unless we rebel..and then see pressure pile up. I have 2 kids and really confuse them: one day i'd tell them to follow their instincts and desires, taste freedom and the next day i'd tell them they have little chance of gaining security and happiness unless they play the game, the only game in town: work and compete. To this day i still can't find a good compromise i can use to explain it to them. It would be lovely if people gently become aware of real suffering and dangers in life, things that require work to solve (getting food, warmth etc.). and gently come to use and shape their Art to reach out and serve. Unfortunately children work more than their mum or dad, never get to taste freedom or their art for long enough to understand them as theirs and are therefore unable to use it to heal and re-arrange.
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evelyne simon
Posted over 4 years ago
Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of all knowledge
The idea of combining mathematica and Wolfram Alpha is wholesome. As it progresses, this project is bound to have bombastic repercutions on how we and our children relate to scientific knowledge. It is comparable to the invention of the washing machine and its effect on women's liberation: these types of computation can give us more time to be soulful
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evelyne simon
Posted over 4 years ago
Eric Whitacre: A choir as big as the Internet
I thought so too. I force my kids to sit and watch TED videos every now and then. Communicatively polished, interesting, often crucial, bits of information, ideas and ways of thinking. They find it a bore most of the time but not always, and, as far as I am concerned, it is all good to be subjected too, especially when competing with so much lazy audio-visual entertainment.