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cultural design

cultural design

CULTURE ETCHED ON OUR DNA MORE THAN PREVIOUSLY KNOWN, RESEARCH SUGGESTS

Common ancestry, common culture, common environment — all these factors contribute to the genomes of individuals of the same ethnic groups. Now, for the first time, researchers say they have quantified the non-genetic aspects of race and identity for individuals of the same ethnic group.

Original source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/culture-etched-onto-our-dna-more-than-previously-known-research-says/ 

[Ed.: There are any number of reasons why I’ll hold this at an arms’ length right now, but this kind of research bears watching.  I am especially interested in knowing if there is any validity to the idea given the surfeit of available technolgical aids that allow, facilitate or enhance meditation, especially those that ostensibly allow one to alter one’s own DNA.]

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Nonstop Metropolis, the latest book by author and activist Rebecca Solnit and geographer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, dives into the history, culture, diversity, and framework of New York to see what the city is really made of. The book is part of a trilogy, including Infinite City (San Francisco) and Unfathomable City (New Orleans), and features maps and essays from the city’s best artists, thinkers, and writers…..”

https://www.visualnews.com/2017/01/10/revealing-maps-show-nyc-actually-made/ 

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Toni Morrison on the Artist’s Task in Troubled Times

https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/11/15/toni-morrison-art-despair/ 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYaq2sWTWAA 

A NEW SERIES ABOUT THE VISIONARY DESIGNERS WHO SHAPE OUR WORLD

“… For the past couple of years I’ve been working on a TV show called Abstract: The Art of Design. It premieres on Netflix on February 10. Now, this isn’t WIRED on Netflix. But the show shares some base code (in part because I’m the creator and an executive producer). Abstract is an eight-episode documentary series about creativity, about visionary designers who shape the world around us—from architecture to illustration, cars to typography.

I can guess what you’re thinking, because I have watched a lot of design documentaries. Restrained, polished, pretty—so many of them look like a moving version of a coffee table book. You’ve got softly lit interviews, esoteric conversations, and subtle tracking shots of wide landscapes beneath unobtrusive music. Most of it is clean, minimal, and boring as hell.

We’re not doing that….”

https://www.wired.com/2017/01/editors-letter-february-2017/ 

AUTHOR: SCOTT DADICH.
SCOTT DADICH CULTURE DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01.18.17.
01.18.17
TIME OF PUBLICATION: 9:00 AM.

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music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH8nsXpxlxU 

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Into my own

One of my wishes is that those dark trees,

So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze,

Were not, as ’twere, the merest mask of gloom,

But stretched away unto the edge of doom.

I should not be withheld but that some day

Into their vastness I should steal away,

Fearless of ever finding open land,

Or highway where the slow wheel pours the sand.

I do not see why I should e’er turn back,

Or those should not set forth upon my track

To overtake me, who should miss me here

And long to know if still I held them dear.

They would not find me changed from him they knew —

Only more sure of all I thought was true.

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http://www.oboylephoto.com/blog/2010/06/hiking-mt-greylock-hopper-trail/ 

images:

© Shaun O’Boyle

http://www.oboylephoto.com