As the world becomes more technical and computer orientated, we are expected to learn these hands-on and tactile skills to ever higher levels. The phenomenon of the number and exact which we have grown to expect from computerised systems has become a foundation-stone for our own learning. When misinformation is a real source of misery and poor choices the skills of scientific appraisal can't be highlighted enough. This being said, science is a precision tool that manipulates nature to our desires. Just because we can do a thing doesn't mean we should. What is out there in the world that stops us from doing the unthinkable unless immediately possible?
Most of us don't have dreams of dominance and world-wide subservience or visions of a future in which our particular thing becomes the only thing available. We know about weapons and war, but science can also do other things we don't want. It can change the world in ways we did not plan for or want. If we are not careful and show enough consideration, our products and procedures can do more harm than good. A moment of anger can be a moment when a good person does the unimaginable, a moment of compassion can put many others at risk. We need to be able to weigh up the various choices available and understand what the possible implications are.
A world of dogmatic precision and unbending philosophies based on the line of best fit analysis seems like only a hair's breadth away at times, in which dry and uncaring decisions are made around the world. The humanities offer a counter-weight to this understandably powerful influence on our society. The collective ideas and experiences of our entire global community take the form of history, memoirs, fiction, music, theatre, painting, and more. Each expression of humanity is either based on experiences directly or indirectly which help to anchor the consensus feeling about various subjects. Apart from sciences, the humanities do not rely on agreement but they thrive on variation. Like the ecosystems of the world, human culture expands well beyond individual bubbles. Each relative story and expression can be linked to others, which in turn link further still. In this interconnectedness of global diversity our thoughts and feelings are given a forum to be understood and built upon.
Our cultural heritage is wall to wall with reasoning, observation, and societal flow-charts that show us how certain things potentially play out. We use our history to learn from the past and we use our art to decipher our own feelings about things happening in our own lives and those of others. By dissecting complex and uncharted subjects with probing artistic exploration, we can better understand the way people think and the effects of various changes. We can learn that we do not want something to happen or that we do not think a certain way when presented with something artistic we feel affected by. Art doesn't need to be accurate, in that it can show us the obscure and abstract to help us see for ourselves a viable and realistic alternative.
In our own continued journey of discovering meaning in our lives and purpose behind the infinite coincidences that brought us to these luminous shores, we can look to the humanities to see that even the most simple of things can become the keystone or the fulcrum in a grand equation that brings about something brand new. Like light streaming in through the window pane, our stories and creativity can show us that the just so universe is not always just so at all.
Used for storing innumerable gallons of fuel during the Second World War, a huge four-storey-down underground space has been regenerated into an immersive and endlessly explorable art and sculpture exhibition. Showcasing the wider-scale revamp of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, this flagship of the entire $334m (approx £200m) project sees tne once abandoned and unused underground bunker become a point of fascination and intrigue for anyone who visits. Opening in December for free in the Sydney area, AGNSW expects the Tank Gallery to reach peak visitor numbers within days.
A relative newcomer in the field, Sydney Modern is built next-door to the original art gallery and has enjoyed a huge boost for future investment over the past few years. Now with everything underway, the grand opening at Christmas will be the summer's highlight for art lovers and bored schoolchildren alike.
The Tank Gallery has been curated by Argentina's Adrián Villar Rojas. He's not giving anything away until the big day but we do know that the exhibit is called “The End Of Imagination”. An ominous and exciting title perhaps leans towards the realms of where our thinking can go, the edges of our ability to conjure and contrast. In the past Villar Rojas has drawn on the 4D passage of time in which his creations have been designed to decay and crumble. The entropy of art perhaps is intended to signify the eventual end of all things. Even our ideas, no matter how well entombed, will eventually fade away.
Creating his sculpture work in between Argentina and New York, Rojas had visited the actual site back in 2018 to get his bearings and assign the right use of space. The creation and then instalment works have been underway since this time, pandemic aside, and finally the work is on its way to our eyes. It's less time than you think until Christmas, (so do us a favour and grab something from Amazon to support our journal – cheers, you are the greatest!).
Via The Guardian
Lucid Leadership: Leading, Learning, Living In The Digital Renaissance
Your Workplace Walk-Through, Your Self-Employment Survival Guide, Your Playbook To Personal Progress.
Written by Alternative Fruit author, Rowan Blair Colver.
Rowan B. Colver holds an Advanced NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management. He also is the owner and creator of Homunculus Media, a digital arts and humanities outlet with readers all over the world.
Lucid Leadership by Rowan B. Colver introduces serious and meaningful concepts in the field of leadership studies. By highlighting effective leadership and management techniques through empathic and ethical reasoning, readers are invited to learn and put into practice a multitude of inter and intra-personal skills.
The individual articles are as follows:
Making The Most Of Disruption With Crisis To Opportunity Mechanics
Starting From Scratch — How To Lead Yourself Out Of Unhappiness
Building A Mindset For Opportunity
Clarify Your Vision By Using These Self-Evaluation Guidelines
But Are You Really A Leader, Though?
Find Wholesome Growth With Holistic Leadership In The Five Dimensions Of Direction
How To Give Away Power And Get Back Results
Building A Viable Dream Of The Future
Leading For Institutional Progress and Growth
Building An Attitude For Success
Leading With The Wisdom Of The Brave And Strong
Navigating Negativity With Positive Leadership
Sharpen The Pencil With These Cutting Questions
Your Network Is Your Team — Here’s How To Play With And Not Against Them
Make Me Better — Using Feedback To Orientate Our Next Steps
Why Is The Customer Always Right?
When Uncertainty Is King These Are The Rules
Love Your Company More Than Misery By Leading For Growth
Look! No Hands. How To Keep Your Team Motivated
Evaluate Your Values To Increase Your Worth
Empower Your People With Archetypal Leadership
Leading Diverse Teams Across Cultural And Generational Barriers
Consider Striking A Fair Balance Between Inclusion And Pressure
Beyond The Service — Take Home Team Values That Add Character
Seven Perspectives On Organised Progress
How To Recognise And Respond To Verbal Abuse
Leading For Confidence And Trust
Leading For Results With The Mechanics Of Motivation
Professional Habits That Make You Stand Out From The Crowd
When Leaders Get It Wrong — How To Prevent Losing Respect And Influence
What Is Psychological Safety And Why Is It Important?
Leading In The Marketplace With Innovation And Ingenuity
Listening To Your Team And Your Marketplace As A Leader
How Expert Communication Leads To Consistent Potential And Clear Results
Leading With The Blinkers Off By Acknowledging The Bigger Picture
How To Build Assertiveness From Confidence
How To Cultivate Trust In The Team Environment
How To Handle Criticism With Dignity
How To Encourage Leadership In Your Team
How To Communicate Confidence Even When You Don’t Feel It
Personality Traits That Lead To Opportunity
A Lot On Your Mind? You Still Need To Be Fully Present
Progress Talks Or Progress Walks, The Modern Multi-National Marketplace Needs Your Care
SMH Leadership Errors That Push People Away
Good Intentions? Avoid The Road To Hell — Leadership Red Flags That Mean Trouble For The Team
I Mean Business So How Do I Plan For It?
What Is The Best Way To Sell My Talents And Skills?
Managing Risks Through An Understanding Of The Customer
No One Likes An Advert So How Do I Promote My Services?
The Difference Between A Hustle And a Business? Branding
Fine Tune Your Service Through Market Analysis
Genuine Progress Is Made From Realistic And Reasonable Goals
How To Build Brand Power Through Reputation Management
Break Through The Ice With These Social Selling Skills
Identifying The Individual To Calibrate The Conversation
Recognising Stress And Poor Mental Health In Leadership Roles
Achieving Improvement and Adaptability Through Principled Self-Auditing
A Force For Good — Fitting Your Business In The Bigger Picture
How Using Precise Communication Can Boost All Aspects Of Your Progress
Be Careful Of These Marketing Fallacies That Prevent Respectful Trading
How To Garner Genuine Authority In Your Chosen Area
Sensible Small Steps And Social Skills For Successful Selling
How Leaders Use Negative Feedback To Improve And Then Persuade The Pyrrhonists
Building Bridges And Trust Across Cultural Boundaries
Leading Through Business In Socio-Diverse Communities And Market Ecologies
Now It’s Getting Personal — Using Social Media As A Public Figure
Beyond The Profile Page — Managing Reputation And Brand Power Through Social Media
How To Make Your Social Media Community Part Of Your Team With Leadership
It’s Not About You It’s About Those You Serve — Intrapersonal Leadership Explained
Why Look At Art Scientifically?
Art is meant for pleasure, expression, and release. So why take a materialistic lens to this out-laying of personality and humanity? A qualitative approach usually contains more than enough to enjoy. For many of us, the processes and effects can be seen as important tools for not only statespersonship but also for humanitarian and commercial uses. If we imagine the mind as a crucible in chemistry or society as a test-tube, when art enters the equation the end result is observable and often measurable. We are not foreign to this concept, we all know music is medicine and art helps us to form our own ideas. If we are able to change the way people think and feel by applying something they enjoy, imagine where we could take this? Furthermore, the near democratisation of media in the online realm has provided each of us with a route to add our own ingredients to the human cocktail. What are these scientific lenses and where do we start? These three specific doctrines are separate yet reliant on one another to complete. An understanding of one leads to an understanding of the other.
What does it all mean? A work of art contains many things that can be intellectually mined from the raw material. The meaning of art is subject to our interpretations however there are many forms of general consensus that influence our understanding of what we see. The symbols and signs in a work of art can be nameable things that we all recognise or they can be abstractions such as contours and contrasts. The fact that it is a certain way when produced within a certain period of time by a particular person can lead to a wide array of extrapolative conjecture. A series of critiques and accepted interpretations then make up the meta-language of the piece, providing an atmosphere of language that conveys the human eye.
Sociology Of Art
What does this say about society? What did society say about this? The way communities consume and decipher art can be related to the state of the people at the time. Their mindsets, priorities, moral structures, and levels of education can be surmised by the identifiable and meaningful choices they make in the art world. We can also look at how art influences society in positive and negative ways. Some artworks become protagonists and others become antagonists. In the middle are plenty more which neither made waves or broke them. The reasons behind these choices can be a fascinating insight into the minds of those who make them.
Sociology of the Arts: Exploring Fine and Popular Forms
What does it do? How is the work affecting us and the general population by being what it is? A deeper look into the workings of the human mind can allow us to determine how a particular image or palette, a sound or a rhythm, can alter the way we think and feel mechanically. Our bodies are made of chemical reactions and these are influenced by the things we see, feel, and think. All the mind is a free-flowing entity of energy within you and the energy of art in its many forms can directly influence this flow of life. Words, pictures, sounds, and textures can all enter our awareness and send conscious and subconscious signals to the source of what makes us think.
The Psychology of Visual Art: Eye, Brain and Art
Creating The Future
Progress is unstoppable, but what progress means is forever interchangeable. As part of the wider human community, our input is always welcome. We need to learn how to communicate our ideas in the best way in order to reach people with what we want to share. Our message for the world, when it comes to progress, has to be able to demonstrate in itself that lives will be made better because of our ideas. Showing how they are implemented and why they matter is therefore vital in the process. How do we teach the value of our idea to those around us in a way that matters to them, and how do we communicate our needs to those who can solve them? Crossing the t's and dotting the i's can mean giving people what they want and what they need at the same time. A truly valuable idea can solve personal problems while also solving wider issues. Things that fail to do one or the other will find a lot of resistance, and for good reasons. It is up to us, as creative people, to think in ways that give both sides of the equation the right values. But what are these values?
A form of problem-solving, appreciative inquiry is like the reversal of looking for issues. Once we know what the issues are, focusing on them will only make it worse. We need to begin to address them in positive ways by applying creativity and method. What is the process of appreciative inquiry? The art of regenerating the present day situation with the tools available at the time by using creative and inventive ideas requires us to assess and address the situation with a positive mindset. Rather than looking for the faults in a situation, we choose to look for the best in a situation in order to leverage this into other areas. There is a flow-chart of appreciative inquiry that provides the steps taken to reach our end goal. These can be a useful framework for developing and then communicating our input.
The process of appreciative inquiry can be summarised as follows.
Define The Solution – We're already aware of certain problems and issues that have naturally arisen due to human behaviour. On top of these, there are clear issues that arise because of the natural world. It is often our attempts to solve natural problems that cause human ones, and vice-versa. In all of this, we need to identify one solution to one problem set that we can deliver.
Learn – The world has already made great progress with nearly every problem out there. A lot of the answers are being quietly whispered in niche communities around the world. It takes a massive effort to bring these ideas to the world at large so we need to go out to look for them. Discover what answers are already on the table and how they relate to what we want to achieve.
Imagine – We have been given all the pieces, we've gone out to find them and people have placed them in front of us. With this collection of ideas and thoughts, we can build an almost infinite number of things that will potentially be greater than the sum of their parts. Inventing new things nearly always makes use of things we already have, just applied in new ways. This is what we can do as well.
Design And Determine – Our blue sky ideas that have no limits need to be taken back down to Earth. We cannot afford to be too idealistic or too reliant on outside forces to assist us. When we get down to the real work, we need to have real world options available. Designing our solution takes into account the possible and the doable then disregards the rest. Streamlining our ideas also helps them to become more focused and more effective. The least work needed and the most effect gained will result in a more efficient and affordable solution.
Delivery – The trickiest part is bringing it together and actually doing the work. We may find that our first and second attempts are not what we expected which means we need to go back to previous stages in the process. The production stage puts everything we have methodically determined into practice. Showing that this can be done and that it is repeatable will be the true test that ensures our ideas are taken into account. Bringing them into wide use is one more inquiry to appreciate that we can attend to once they are manifested.
Find Your Open Mind And Fill It With Imagination
“Expectation is the root of all heartache” William Shakespeare. Our expectations of a certain creative journey or experience can ruin the true purpose of its being made. When we go to an art gallery or read a book, our preconceptions can make it hard to enjoy what is actually given to us. Imagine buying the new album from the band you like and it sounds totally unlike the other one that you enjoyed so much. Without even giving it a chance, you might decide that it's no good simply because it didn't do what you wanted it to. Listening to it again, yeas later when you have gotten over your limiting ideas, you might discover that it's brilliant. Keeping an open mind with every new creative experience will ensure we get the most out of it. We need to be open minded ourselves and of course we need to find open minded people to communicate what we have created with.
It's All On You
A creative exploration in any form is a complete expression of the self. From the things you have learned and practised, the techniques you have adapted, the time you put in, the focus you maintain, the emotional story of your life that determines what you want to do, all of this and more aspects of the self end up in the finished product. This makes art and creativity an incredibly personal and soul-bearing thing to do, which requires a degree of bravery and thick skin in order to manage on any sort of scale.
Becoming Part Of The Story
Society is in constant discussion with itself. We are always looking again at the things we do and creating new things in equal amounts. The direction of change and the focus of our lens is determined on the things people say and isolate within conversation for further expansion. Creativity is essential in this process as we rely on a flux of novel ideas and viewpoints to refocus and redesign the way we live our lives. These personal and formal aspects of life are continually governed by the decisions made by those presented with new information. This means that the language of creativity is an essential tool for implementing the process. The way people choose to interpret new ideas and viewpoints mainly depends on how they are communicated and “sold” to those who they are given to. Art and creativity finds all manner of ways to do this with artistic devices ranging from drama to songs, books, comics, and stills, that do their best to give us something to think about and enrich our understanding of society as a whole.
First Impressions Mean The Most
Because we make decisions based on quick guesses from given information it can be difficult to shake off a bad reputation or image. People are difficult to get through to when they put up their walls so creative people need to ensure they do their best to keep walls down. Creative people are often seen as bohemian and counter-culture. The societal image of the creative is often a white male who dropped out and decided to spend their life doing what they love instead of serving society. This privilege point of view needs to be addressed by ensuring your message is about service and reaching other people. If you're not white, male, and financially stable then art and creativity is equally as valid. If you are white and male then remember this before you start getting yourself noticed. Let people judge you by your character and everything will be as it ought to be. The sacrifice that creative people make in social capital and cultural mobility is often unrewarded and looked down upon, so it's important to have a clear vision of why you do it and who it is for.
It's Ultimately Just Like Everything Else
If creativity is to be successful and long-term then it ultimately needs to have a good business model behind it. This is either done with a separate funding source or it funds itself. Creative output has many faces and the industry of art is heavily reliant on the say-so of peers and established names. Selling art and creativity is highly dependent on the way it is marketed and the people it is marketed to. Reaching the people who matter and finding the endorsements of those who they listen to can be a real challenge. Art is seen as highly lucrative and for many it is, however the majority have to make up for challenging pay with job satisfaction and self-actualisation. Despite the absolute necessity of creative thought in society as a whole, it is rarely given the value it deserves.
Despite The Setbacks It Is Seen As Attractive
Many jobs use the word creative in their description to sell the position when in reality it's being told what to do by someone else. The word creative is seen as a romantic and ideal destination for reasons well beyond the scope of pay. When we understand the true relevance of new ideas and new points of view alongside new technology, being part of this does indeed seem to be very attractive. Industry benefits completely from these new ideas as a popular novelty will be used to sell products and create new ones at the same time. New rhetoric is gleaned by marketers to persuade us to part with our money. This funds jobs and improves society so although it feels like we're on the wrong end of the equation, it's absolutely necessary. We need to work and that means people need to make an income. When creativity is aligned with society and its passage of progress, it becomes a sought-after and powerful aspect. This means we need to be able to continually ensure that our journey involves catching up with the pace of the day. Solving problems and improving quality of life is when the creative process meets the practical world and they begin to get along.
Just Think About It
We're all pretty lucky to be here. Of all the possible things that could have happened, a unique set of circumstances led all the way to you. What are the odds? It depends on how far back you want to go. Before space and time, before light needed somewhere to shine and so made it, before the stuff you're made of was created, the journey up to this moment is truly extraordinary. It's truly up to you how you want to spend your time, however something we are particularly good at and that is typically highly rewarding is creativity. From the time of jungles and caves, human beings have improved life with little steps. They add up over time, and the fruits of civilisation can be found where ever you go. Of course not all the fruits are good ones and with each new solution a new family of problems grows from that seed as well. Creativity is about turning this into something positive. We learn a lot about ourselves as a species when we find out what new problems arise from society and its gifts. With this understanding we can come up with new things and new ways that aim to satisfy the issues of the day.
What Is Creativity?
When we speak of creativity many people immediately think about having new ideas and dreaming things up. This is actually imagination, which is only the first step. The art of creativity is about being about to turn these ideas and mental images into something that's in the real world for other people to experience. It's a form of magic, if you like, in that we produce something from the mind in reality. The only difference is that we have to apply ourselves and not an outside or mysterious force. It's not a simple operation either, to be creative we must apply ourselves in several ways. Thinking of a good idea only works if we actually know what we're thinking about. It's all too easy to extrapolate from given observations and assume we know what goes on underneath. We need to study the entire thing before we can begin using it in creative ways. Otherwise we will not fully understand what our changes will actually do. This means taking risks, and managing them by understanding everything we can before assessing the best action. It involves being open to new aspects and to have your assumptions or misinformed knowledge challenged by new information. We need to be able to observe for ourselves the reality of what is happening without listening to misguided perspectives from those who do not see the full picture. A sense of mental strength is required to have the focus, determination, and fluidity required to be successful with creativity.
It's Gets Personal Too
We often have unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that we wish we didn't have. We sometimes see people in a bad light when in reality we care about them and want them to be happy. Being able to challenge the first thought we have about something is a skill that requires creativity. We need to be able to address new perspectives and new insights that help us to see a different point of view. When we choose positive points of view on as many of life's situations as we can, we experiece a lot less stress. There are times, of course, in which we are being subjected to circumstances that are unhealthy for us mentally or physically. This cannot simply be addressed by changing our thoughts. We are not responsible for other people's behaviour but we are for our own. We can change how we behave in order to remove ourselves from the situation we cannot simply look at in another way. We can plan an escape.
Solving Shared Problems Builds Bridges
Issues and problems cause division. We can find all kinds of opinions about shared problems in our lives and in a democratic society we have to listen to each other. The division is caused when strong emotions about what is happening cause people to feel extremely passionate about it. This passion drives strong words and heated discussion. When discussion gets heated people tend to not think things through and say things that only have the most basic focus on the situation. Solving these problems means being able to see the reality of it and taking a calm assessment without letting your emotions force you into a corner. When problems are solved in genuine and effective ways that benefit everyone in the ways they wanted then the cause of division is eradicated. When people are content with a situation because everyone's needs are being met in a safe, fair, and equitable way, the result is community cohesion and solidarity. Problems are not solved alone, especially big ones that affect society as a whole. When we tackle these big-world problems we find ourselves in a huge army of like-minded people who also want to bring a better quality of life to those around them. By working with these people and building networks with organisations that share the same desire to bring stability and joy to people's lives, our creative life journey can make a serious impact on many lives for the better.
We've all heard of Cheech and Chong, two people who tuned in and dropped out some time in the 70s. They're of course fictional representations of a genuine breed, and when you realise their popularity, the work of the duo undoubtedly continue to influence further generations. Cheech Marin, the actor, is still making a name for himself. He's famous for collecting and highlighting Chicano Art. This brand of creativity exclusively owned by Mexican-Americans demonstrates a genuine cross pollination between two deeply entwined yet vastly separate cultures.
Called “The Cheech”, and situated in the Riverside Art Museum LA, the Centre for Chicano Culture and Art opened its door in June 22. Culminating his 40 year history as a cultural icon, the collection boasts a huge array of artefacts that fully describe the concept of the art form. The Riverside community is around 50% Latino which makes the venue a perfect situation for this exhibition.
Marin's prominence in the art scene lifted off in a serious way when he opened the doors for the first time to demonstrate some of his extensive collection. Chicano Visions: American Painters of the Verge toured for several years around various institutions and galleries. Once the Riverside Museum sponsored the new permanent exhibit and pledged to support the community through apprenticeships and routes to development, Cheech was happy to donate over 500 pieces of his collection to the museum to benefit the whole community.
Because of the vast number of pieces now under ownership of the museum, it's impossible to show them all at once. Not only does each piece deserve a good space for it to be admired on its own, there simply isn't enough wall to put it all. This means that the show pieces will be rotated and it's expected to take four years to get through everything. Who knows how many more items will be available by then?
Via LA Weekly
We all hope that the future is somehow better than the world we leave behind. A lot of us put in the majority of our lives to help this process occur. We each have our own set of skills and passions that can be put into action as part of our daily lives. The future is not just in our hands, but in the hands of everyone all over the world. We all want the best for our own people while giving other people the space they need to thrive in their own way. Finding solutions to the problems which naturally arrive when communities and cultures work together and alongside each other in communities and politics is an ongoing issue. The past has many lessons for us to draw on, inspiration can come from anywhere. The real work is done when we imagine new ways and provide new thinking that does the job even better.
An area of study of particular importance is called positive psychology. This looks at the human condition and examines how society and life bring about wellness and well-being. Our mental landscape is not only a source of 50% of our conscious experience, it also is decisive in how we ultimately progress. According to the field positive psychology, some of the big creative jobs that help to define and produce a more sustainable and holistic future progression can be defined as follows.
We're all from different communities and backgrounds. What matters to person A is different to what matters to person B and person C. Each of these individuals has the ability to understand not only the other person's perspective, they are able to understand the third perspective on the other person too. This is a skill we must learn through practice and experience. It requires an ability to sit quietly and listen without jumping to conclusions. It also requires a degree of tolerance as sometimes other people's ideals and desires may run counter to our own.
We all have an equal share of the world and we all have the right to be treated with the same respect as each other. Class, nationality, wealth, job title, skin colour, gender, faith, sexuality, and more can result in unfair or biassed treatment from others. In a just society, nobody is entitled to more or less because of who they happen to be. In a socially just system, only harmful and criminal acts can result in the reduction of opportunity and liberty. Only work and social contribution can result in an increased amount of opportunity and liberty. Everyone, no matter who they are or what they have done, have a right to enough.
Supportive And Influential Institutions
There are plenty of institutions in the world already with long and winding histories. Universities, schools, churches, temples, and mosques work alongside employers and charities to help people to get along and work for a better world. People who provide services and media also run a thread through the fabric of stable society, providing safe, effective, entertaining, and educational elements to our lives. There is a lot more room on the planet for these things, and modern technology gives us ample opportunity to provide them. We can create working communities and institutions that bond people under one umbrella which helps prevent the ways of the wild world from affecting them. These can be positive and rewarding to maintain along with adapting good business models to ensure they can thrive.
Understanding Positive And Negative Experience
We all know how the world looks and feels from our point of view. We can talk all day about it. What really matters is how it looks from other people's points of view. We need to be able to address the problems of society with a fair and balanced approach that safeguards everyone's right to thrive in their environment. People react emotionally and passionately when their life situation is under threat and this results in tensions across the entire fabric. It's important to address every thread of thinking one by one to ensure that the flow of give and take is balanced throughout. This needs to take into account the lives of those in every corner of the world and from every community.
Ending Malpractice In The Modern World
We're all attached to our way of life and even if someone gives us a great reason to change, it's often not going to happen. We rely on the procedures in place to ensure the sustainability of our own bubble. At the same time we know that the world is full of injustice and the antithesis of the previous areas of thought. A step by step, one at a time approach to the worlds injustices and malpractices must take place in order to put a stop the what causes a great deal of setbacks. We know that people do not live forever and every child is a blank canvas. This means that if we take our time and educate people properly while standing up to the situations that present themselves, a gradual improvement can take place.
Uncovered for the first time in over 40 years, an abandoned ancient city was revealed in a drought. Remarkably, the mudstone bricks were immaculately preserved. The Mittani-period city is from the beginning of the Assyrian rule in Iraq over 3000 years ago. Situated in a Mosul reservoir on an offshoot of the Tigris, this ancient site was fleetingly revealed and relinquished its secrets for those lucky enough to get there in time. Now covered in plastic sheeting to preserve it, the once more submerged ancient site lays in wait for the next time the waters recede so far.
Among the fantastic finds hidden in the stones were found a series of urns containing cuneiform tablets. In splendid condition, these antiquarian writings are thought to shed a lot of light on the history of the period. Work is now underway to interpret and understand the meaning of the words.
Before the water level rose, the city was abandoned because it was destroyed by an earthquake. This has left one portion of the landscape buried beneath the other, and re-wiring the masonry to discover what it really looked like has been a major operation. A large building was hired for the archaeologists and researchers to build a scale model of the city according to the things they find and how they might have fell when the land was shaken apart.
Iraq is one of the nations most at risk of climate change. A fragile water cycle and an expanse of desert means that life is already hard there and managing large populations requires a lot of engineering. This challenge is increasing exponentially as temperatures rise and seasons change their patterns. The ancient discoveries of the past can point us in the direction of change as we learn that situations adapt and shift over time. Perhaps it's too fast now and we simply don't have time to build elsewhere. Where would we go?
Via Art News
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