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The Economy of Poetics

Viktor Ivanovitch Postnikov

This is the right time for poets and artists to engage in economics, says Ukrainian poet-translator Victor Postnikov. More than anyone else, artists inject aesthetic satisfaction into their work and are able to prevent systemic collapse by dismantling the Mega-Machine and creating a genuinely sustainable economy.

February 23, 2011   2 Comments

Visions of Ecotopia

Penny Novack

How can humans become ecocentric, a part of and symbiotic with the ecosphere or even our own watershed, our own local ecosystem? And how might our future humankind have gained those ways of perceiving themselves within our world’s living systems? Eco-centric poet Penny Novak describes her vision of ecotopia.

February 23, 2011   Comments Off on Visions of Ecotopia

Tactility Lost, Tactility Regained

Viktor Ivanovitch PostnikovHave you ever experienced a situation in which you meditate on an idea for some time and, surprisingly, acquire confirmations from various sources? Such coincidences brought Russian writer Victor Postnikov to the idea of ‘lost tactility,’ and the need for us to regain it through poetry and magic.

October 5, 2009   2 Comments

Ecology and Physics

Guido dalla CasaNewtonian science accepts the Cartesian chasm without critiquing it, writes Italian eco-centrist Guido Dalla Casa. His review of the major philosophical breakthroughs in western scientific thinking of the past century concludes that a new scientific paradigm that includes the natural world must arise.

April 6, 2009   3 Comments