Sunday, April 13, 2008

2008 Josh Klein

"Don't hate the crows -- just let them save you..." -- certain species intertwine in human environments: roaches, crows and rats become parasitic relationships that continuously adapt for their betterment in survival with immunity, breeding, tactical change; instead, use the intelligence of some (like corvids) to create interspecies harmony (trash pickup, electronics sorting, search and rescue!)

2008 Paul Stamets

Exploring the mycelial world, where networks are hyphae of fungal, earth restorative recyclers -- some of the largest living entities on the planet -- Stamets leads the hunt in rethinking the mushroom as the fungi perfecti, a new universe of healing, remediation, human and ecological enhancement -- and a network of all networks -- "a neurological landscape that looks like mycelium...brain neurons and astrocytes... the Internet is similarly arranged -- the earth's natural Internet is mycelia."

2008 Wade Davis

There is a profound, if evanescent, richness in the "ethnosphere" of the planet -- our ancient speaking cultures, "an old-growth forest of the mind"; explore, slip into, the archetypes of human experience, language and story --"the sum total of all thoughts and dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations, intuitions brought into being by the human imagination."