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Progress Report: the global search for the Anti-Greed Vaccine

The current pandemic has undoubtedly been entirely the fault of humans, and for more reasons than one: First, our increasing encroachment into wildlife habitats brought us into contact with new viruses. Second, the disruption of ecosystems through climate change and the ecological apocalypse shifted the dynamics between viruses and hosts. And last, but not least, … Continue reading Progress Report: the global search for the Anti-Greed Vaccine

The only way to reform Capitalism is to Kill it.

A Tale of Two Economies By now, some of us have began to realise that our economic system is responsible for the totality of the mess our planet is in: natural destruction, accelerating mass extinction, exploitation and inequality, and deterioration of physical and mental health. In fact, all of the above are necessary ingredients of … Continue reading The only way to reform Capitalism is to Kill it.

About my new book, Photographic Heart

Our memory originally evolved as a survival tool. In its most biological definition, you may say that our memory has merely been there to help us learn from our past, so that we can recognize danger and avoid it in the future. Almost all species have some level of memory installed, for this purpose. But at … Continue reading About my new book, Photographic Heart

Media, Money, Machine: Tales of the Anthropocene System

It was the century when Earth’s systems got a complete makeover. And the planet got an expiration date. It is a word that is still not recognised by the spelling thesaurus. Yet we have been living in the Anthropocene for many decades now: the geologic time period, according to the textbooks, when the planet is … Continue reading Media, Money, Machine: Tales of the Anthropocene System

A New Earth – Breaking Every Rule

continued from previous Aspen had almost been chosen by the EoT.  It was even possible that she may have been created by it, in much the same way that the phytoplankton variant had come into existence: born out of the conflict, chaos and desperation of climate change.  A woman born inside a man’s body, Aspen … Continue reading A New Earth – Breaking Every Rule

A New Earth – I am Everything (2)

continued from previous Aspen increasingly felt that she was not just Aspen.  She was the plants, the animals.  She was the ocean, the wind.  She was Everything.  But Everything was changing.  And big parts of Everything were dying off.  For Aspen, almost every day had become a living nightmare, because she was able to feel … Continue reading A New Earth – I am Everything (2)

A New Earth – I am Everything

continued from previous They parted ways, each one taking home one of Aspen’s delicious salads and heading to a cooler place.  Aspen hadn’t told John her secret yet:  that she had known where Petunia was buried from the moment that she stepped foot in that garden.  That ever since her near-death experience and rescue by … Continue reading A New Earth – I am Everything

A New Earth – Petunia

continued from previous Olivia waved from afar with one hand while resting her entire body on a big shovel.  The early morning heat had pretty much exhausted her already, but the satisfaction that came from this morning’s garden work had brought a wide smile to her face.  She had spent the past hour finally getting … Continue reading A New Earth – Petunia

A New Earth – Night

continued from previous Darkness had begun to sweep like a thick veil over John’s desolate neighborhood.  It must have been a relief for the mimosa trees that were surrounded by miles and miles of hot, burning concrete slabs on each and every direction.  Even for their African genetic makeup, the brutal heatwave was too much … Continue reading A New Earth – Night

A New Earth – Divorce

continued from previous It is ironic how the search for perfection and order can be such a destructive force.  Those who look for perfection will often end up achieving exactly the opposite: creating chaos.  They will destroy everything, with the rationale that it wasn’t perfect.  It needed to be rebuilt from scratch, bigger and better.  … Continue reading A New Earth – Divorce