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To imitate nature in order to master it

THE MIMETIC POWER:
Michael Taussig: Mastery of Non-mastery in the Age of Meltdown

Imitating another is also a way to gain power over the person portrayed. And how often do we see an imitation of the cosmos at a bar in a dark side street?

The ecocentric man

NATURE::
Conversation portrait with author Erland Kiøsterud about our ecological responsibility.

In the age of opportunism

VIRUS:
Paolo Giordano ,: In time of infection: Report from the frontline of the pandemic

An Italian writer and physicist has wrought while the corona iron is hot. But his message is, paradoxically, drowning in the banalities that he believes should depart from mathematical realities.

The nature of man's blind zone

A GOOD NATURE?:
Arne-Johan Vetlesen Routledge: Cosmologies of the Anthropocene

In the philosopher Arne Johan Vetlesen's new book, the environmental problems are a symptom that our thinking is completely wrong. May we perhaps open ourselves to the fact that everything around us is the soul?

A crescendo of anxiety

THE TATRA MOUNTAINS:
Michal Bielawski: The Wind. A Documentary Thriller

The Wind is an evocative portrait of nature's incredible power and its touch of human life.

Ambivalent about gene manipulation

GENREDIGERING:
Adam Bolt: Human Nature

The new gene technology is putting a lot of risk on patients, parents and researchers. When letting nature take its course becomes controversial, choice itself becomes a problem.

Wind, water and birds


Florence Williams: Nature Fix. Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

In an increasingly urban world, Florence Williams has set out to find out what different sensory impressions do with our well-being.