Science Is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of by Adam Bly

By Adam Bly

Seed journal brings jointly a special selection of conversations among well-known scientists, artists, and different thinkers, with discussion designed to rip down the wall among technological know-how and society. during this one-of-a-kind-experiment, Science Is Culture deals insights from the Steven Pinker, Tom Wolfe, Noam Chomsky, David Byrne, Errol Morris, Jonathan Lethem, and lots of extra of the world’s brightest burning minds.

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Occasionally, from that vantage point, the unscreened interior identity of contemporary Europe becomes momentarily apparent, revealing a transparent, schematic terrain blunted by the oblivion exacted by its media into a desultory state of loss. Even the resilience of atrocity and its imageries will become a matter for nostalgia, in Europe’s anaesthetic future. Europe’s contemporary identity – timeless, its origin cancelled out – forms a central sensory black-out: its own end. In the very last days of the twentieth century, I travelled through Berlin.

The city bleaches out like an overexposed image, and its surface only buckles at rare intervals: at the bridge over the canal where the battered corpse of the murdered Rosa Luxemburg was thrown into the water in 1918, or at the Bendlerblock building where many of the participants of the failed 1944 coup against Hitler were executed. Over the twentieth century, one atrocity was nonchalantly exchanged for another in this city, just as one calm everyday silence mutated, passed through fire and emerged as banal as ever.

The great sensory rush of the city’s noise is silenced only from the terrace of the basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde, on its hill far above the white buildings and boulevards. The walk up to the basilica is a hard climb, through twisting alleyways of decrepit houses, neighbourhood bakeries shuttered against the afternoon sun and replaced by longbroken bread-vending machines. Only the insane would make such a journey in the Marseilles heat. A nun is there to bless you as you complete your miraculous ascent.

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