October 22, 2008
by Jim Kirwan
art: Jim Kirwan
Chaos Theory is ‘a revolution not of technology, like the laser revolution or the computer revolution, but a revolution of ideas that began with disorder in nature: from turbulence in fluids, to the erratic flows of epidemics, to the arrhythmic writhing of a human heart in the moments before death.’ James Gleick, from Making a New Science.
We have shattered the interconnected mechanisms that once promoted life, and crushed the individuality that once lent greater depth and meaning to our lives. Creativity, imagination, and trust have been casually slaughtered along with any thought of actually building anything that lasts. We have gone from making the finest products to producing crap that barely makes it to the use-by date: and we’re proud of that because of what that means for the Bottom Line that underlies our every thought or deed. We have “settled” for mediocrity and semi-slavery, for we no longer know the taste of reality or the thrill of actual freedom.
|1) The Century of the Self – Edward Bernays 4 part video||Back to text|
| 2) Endgame – Revisited 2004|