|each panel 16 x 10 [ inches ] | ensemble 112 x 18 [ inches ] approx | watercolour / acrylic|
|the standard model of particle physics is a non-abelian gauge theory with the symmetry group U(1)xSU(2)xSU(3)|
|Anaximander claimed that the cosmic order is not monarchic but geometric, and that this causes the equilibrium of the earth, which is lying in the centre of the universe. This is the projection on nature of a new political order and a new space organized around a centre which is the static point of the system in the society as in nature (1). In this space there is isonomy (equal rights) and all the forces are symmetrical and transferable. The decisions are now taken by the assembly of demos in the agora which is lying in the middle of the city (2).
1. C. Mosse (1984) La Grece archaique d’Homere a Eschyle. Edition du Seuil. p 235
|Peplos Kore | circa 530 BCE | Parian marble | height : 120 cm | Acropolis Museum Athens|
|What about new approaches to the fine-tuning problem such as the relaxion or “Nnaturalness”?
Unfortunately, it has been very hard to find a conventional natural explanation of the dark energy and hierarchy problems. Reluctantly, I think we have to take seriously the anthropic alternative, according to which we live in a universe that has a “landscape”of possibilities, which are realised in different regions of space or maybe in different portions of the quantum mechanical wavefunction, and we inevitably live where we can. I have no idea if this interpretation is correct, but it provides a yardstick against which to measure other proposals. Twenty years ago, I used to find the anthropic interpretation of the universe upsetting, in part because of the difficulty it might present in understanding physics. Over the years I have mellowed. I suppose I reluctantly came to accept that the universe was not created for our convenience in understanding it.
|a very good interview the full text of which can be found here|
Interpretation : These figures indicate that high-income countries have a greater degree of responsibility for climate damages than previous methods have implied. These results offer a just framework for attributing national responsibility for excess emissions, and a guide for determining national liability for damages related to climate change, consistent with the principles of planetary boundaries and equal access to atmospheric commons.
thanks to @jasonhickel
|Πασιθεη / Pasitheê
watercolour | 13 7/8 x 15 3/8 inches
Pasitheê : a Nereid named “all-divine” | Hesiod
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|Yang Wei (楊微) | Jin Dynasty (1115–1234) | Ink and color on silk [ 25.2 x 81 cm ]
Liaoning Provincial Museum [ 遼寧省博物館 / 辽宁省博物馆 ], Shenyang
|This powerful exposé of United Nations Food Systems Summit shows how UN Secretary General António Guterres is consolidating a corporate takeover of the UN system, through partnerships with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and billionaires behind the ‘Great Reset’. La Via Campesina North America and journalist Camila Escalante unveil the role of megaphilanthropy and even his royal highness Prince Charles in trying to displace peasant agriculture. Following the stunning failure of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), its president, Agnes Kalibata, was repurposed to head the Summit. On September 23rd, the Summit will occur virtually and without the participation of LVC, as peasant organizations and popular movements across the world reject corporate control over food governance. Only redistributive land reform, agroecology, and food sovereignty can ensure healthy and just food systems for all, as stated in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants.|