To speak of the Will to Art is to interpret the world as having an underlying tendency toward artistic and aesthetic flourishing, even though the outcome of this evolutionary process, due to its indeterminate nature, is unknowable in advance.
For the foreseeable future, we will have our hands full getting past the ugliness of cultural disintegration. We’ll need whatever morsels of beauty we can preserve or produce just to keep ourselves sane.
Art can help us cope with the implications of our collective challenges. It can help prepare society for a possibly traumatic future. It can give voice to suffering and loss, helping people deal with life’s inevitable stress. And it can also offer beauty, which can be especially important in hard times.
I regret the lazy oversimplifications of our time. As our world becomes ever fuller withaccessible information, ever more porous, ever more pressing with demands for our attention, so our subtler semiotic capacities appear to stall before the task. Our attempts at interpretation and meaning-making are overwhelmed: more information means less meaning.
Two California artists are creating public sculptures that heal damaged ecosystems and eventually disappear back into nature.
The story of peak oil presented as a graphic novel.
The evidence people are reading a book you’ve written is enough to make you swoon. Like a dish you’ve spent time cooking that proves to be edible and delicious – times about a million.
Stand-up economist Yoram Bauman uses humor to explain carbon tax, cap and trade and the ‘Five Chinas’ theory.
You have immense powers." That’s one of the messages of Post Carbon Institute’s Public Energy Art Kit (P.E.A.K.) project.
Can the climate change story be told better in pictures? Two recent books attempt just that.
I usually hate this kind of thing…I did it because I’m excited about the world we can create.
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