Drawing Ideas, Inspiration and Models from other Fields
Around the turn of the 5th century, St Augustine of Hippo, a Christian theologian and philosopher, wrote in his ‘Confessions’ a whole section (Book XI) devoted to the nature of time. He sought to illustrate how difficult it is to define time and presented it as an enigma.
We encounter masks everywhere at the moment. What stories and customs do they hide and show?
One of the foundational ideas of the Zeitgeist is that measuring linguistic similarity is a powerful way to observe what we are being told matters by those who publish most of the words we read in a given day.
On this first of August 2020, the National Day of the Swiss Confederation, we celebrate a one page document, beautiful in its clarity, common sense, and pragmatism, that gave rise to 729 years of relative peace and prosperity. Imagine how would such a document look like if it had to be written today ?
What was the difference between pre-Napoleonic and post-Napoleonic European societies? The French philosopher Michel Foucault once described the former as ‘Sovereign’ and the latter as ‘Disciplinary’.
January 2020 - May 2020