Monthly Archives: August 2016

Indigenous * Technology

It’s interesting to find a lot of solutions for improving one’s life nowadays in seemingly opposite ends of a spectrum: modern technology (e.g. motors, computers) vs. indigenous ways (e.g. Traditional Ecological Knowledge). This is written with the will to transform the “vs.” to an “&”. The challenges of today are of a scale that calls for modern technology, yet are of a depth that calls for indigenous ways.
A couple of examples – by no means an exhaustive list – to clarify the importance of…

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Live Music

“In music, one doesn’t make the end of a composition the point…”
“We’ve thought of life by analogy with a journey, with a pilgrimage which had a serious purpose in the end, and the thing was to get to that end, success or whatever it is, heaven after you’re dead or something. But we miss the point… It’s a musical thing, and you’re supposed to sing or dance while the music is being played.”
– Alan Watts