Posts Tagged ‘ complexity ’

Separate paths – Why Lithuania hasn’t followed the example of some of its central European neighbours | Eurozine

No more social realism: The Green Bridge over the River Neris in Vilnius, Lithuania. Source: depositphotos.com

Central Europe is filled with cities and countries with multiple historical identities. Vilnius in Lithuania is one of the prime examples. Andrea Pipino revisits the city after a 25-year break, and asks why Lithuania has not succumbed to the siren song of central European nationalism.

Source: Separate paths | Eurozine

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Fish recognise friends and foes through their unique faces | New Scientist

Roberto Nistri/Alamy Stock Photo

“Fish are generally lowly regarded,” says Ken Collins of the University of Southampton, UK. “One example is the widespread but false notion that goldfish only have a 3-second memory.”

However, much like mammals, fish “can have complex lives and consequently need a number of cognitive abilities with which to carry out a range of behaviours”.

Source: Fish recognise friends and foes through their unique faces | New Scientist

Rebecca Solnit: How to Find Hope in a New Era of Darkness | Broadly

Photo courtesy Rebecca Solnit

“Hope in the Dark” is about the reality that we don’t know what will happen next, and in that uncertainty is room to act. But what’s going to be really difficult, and what I saw in the nuclear freeze movement in the early 80s, is that people think if we don’t win tomorrow or we don’t achieve exactly what we’ve set out to do then we’ve achieved nothing or we lost. Success often takes years or decades and often a number of extraordinary benefits take place along the way that are indirect or unanticipated and those absolutely matter.”

Source: Rebecca Solnit: How to Find Hope in a New Era of Darkness | Broadly

aus unruhigen Träumen | Dec 25

The curvature of the universe is love. – Jeremy Prynne

aus unruhigen Träumen.

How Berlin became a great city like no other | The Guardian

berlin chipperfield

‘Berliners don’t know whether the arrival of Frank Gehry and his twisted tower on Alexanderplatz will be the beginning of a bright future or the end of an innocent era.’ Photograph: Gehry Partners Llp/Gehry Partners

Berlin | The Guardian

Notes Towards a Manifesto of the Biotariat | Beating the Bounds

Notes Towards a Manifesto of the Biotariat | Beating the Bounds.

city drop off story by Katie Yates | Cowbird

 

other side of the drop off, husband who likes the city, proximity to culture, whereas I prefer a field, lack of complexity, no need to mow, to rope off the living room so the children won’t ruin the furniture, where a cup of tea is the even, a skein of yarn, a new loaf of bread kind of a morning, underscored wisdom, relentless blends of truth.

city drop off story by Katie Yates.

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