World Views (3)


STATE OF THE WORLD 02016 :

" . . .The only 'realities' (plural) that we actually experience and can
talk meaningfully about are perceived realities, experienced
realities, existential realities -- realities involving ourselves as
editors -- and they are all relative to the observer, fluctuating,
evolving, capable of being magnified and enriched, moving from low
resolution to hi-fi, and do not fit together like the pieces of a
jig-saw into one single Reality with a capital R. Rather, they cast
illumination upon one another by contrast, like the paintings in a
large museum, or the different symphonic styles of Haydn, Mozart,
Beethoven, and Mahler.

Alan Watts may have said it best of all: 'The universe is a giant
Rorschach ink-blot.' Science finds one meaning in it in the 18th
Century, another in the 19th, a third in the 20th; each artist finds
unique meanings on other levels of abstraction; and each man and
woman finds different meanings at different hours of the day,
depending on the internal and external environments.'
There's also that Vladimir Bartol quote, 'Nothing is an absolute
reality, all is permitted' - which was boiled down via William
Burroughs and "Assassin's Creed" to this: 'Nothing is true,
everything is permitted.'

But everything you'll read here is Absolutely True... "

:

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/487/Bruce-Sterling-Jon-Lebkowsky-Sta-page01.html



 

State of the World 02015 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/478/Bruce-Sterling-Cory-Doctorow-Jon-page01.html


State of the World 02014 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/473/Bruce-Sterling-and-Jon-Lebkowsky-page01.html


State of the World 02013 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/459/State-of-the-World-2013-Bruce-St-page01.html


State of the World 02012 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/430/Bruce-Sterling-and-Jon-Lebkowsky-page01.html


State of the World 02011 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/400/State-of-the-World-2011-Bruce-St-page01.html


State of the World 02010 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/373/Bruce-Sterling-State-of-the-Worl-page01.html
 

State of the World 02009 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/343/Bruce-Sterling-State-of-the-Worl-page01.html


State of the World 02008 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/317/Bruce-Sterling-State-of-the-Worl-page01.html


State of the World 02007 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/289/Bruce-Sterling-State-of-the-Worl-page01.html


State of the World 02006 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/262/Bruce-Sterling-State-of-the-Worl-page01.html


State of the World 02005 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/234/Bruce-Sterling-State-of-the-Worl-page01.html


State of the World 02004 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/204/The-2004-Bruce-Sterling-State-of-page01.html
 

State of the World 02003 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/171/Bruce-Sterling-Tomorrow-Now-Envi-page01.html


State of the World 02002 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/134/Bruce-Sterling-2002-The-State-of-page01.html
 

State of the World 02001 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/100/Bruce-Sterling-2001-The-State-of-page01.html
 

State of the World 02000 :

http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/61/Bruce-Sterling-A-Viridian-Future-page01.html