Tuesday, October 14, 2008

327. Creativity and Imagination is a Matter of Survival, Long Quote of the Day

The failure of this global society at the brink of human-environmental tragedy is the inability for the individual human to conceptualize all that one cannot perceive beyond one’s immediate vicinity. To have the ability to imagine possible worlds and realities of peoples, places, technologies, resources that are essentially sustaining one’s existence in a very indirect, diffuse way, with huge gaps of experience and knowledge in space and time. Survival in such a modern world must go far beyond careless reasoning of purposeful provincialism and instant gratification, but one must have the capacity to imagine greater landscapes in space and time, deep into the past, and potentially into better, foreseeable futures.

Inspired from a conversation with Chris Evelyn.

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