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The role of art in society and biosphere
The role of art in society and biosphere

Based on a speech composed for a web conference ‘Before and after Comma’, dedicated to the anniversary of Kalju Komissarov on 7 March 2021 To begin with, I would like to admit that by ‘art’ I mean the creative spectrum in the widest possible meaning – music, theatre, literature and the visual arts. Papa Marx…

29.06.2021
Broader understanding of plant consciousness could help mitigate climate change
Broader understanding of plant consciousness could help mitigate climate change

Plants have a highly developed intellect and they are showing signs of consciousness, and our understanding of it could bring about new, unexpected solutions to prevent the darker scenarios of climate change and mitigate our planet’s anthropogenic fever. This is the hypothesis to which Biotoopia is welcoming confirmations and objections in August. The hybrid conference…

02.06.2021
We need utopian biotoopias
We need utopian biotoopias

PEETER LAURITS (This article was firstly published in Müürileht, May 2021) Some time in the antiquity the male human began dominating the world view – as a hero, conqueror and usurper. This was also encouraged by the monotheism borrowed from the Semites. The man that god created was indeed a man, there are no feminine…

19.05.2021
Biotoopia’s art programme answers questions nobody has thought to ask
Biotoopia’s art programme answers questions nobody has thought to ask

You might get the impression nowadays that science can answer every question. But art sometimes answers questions no one has managed to ask. If we combine art and science, then under favourable conditions a vortex will appear which will thoroughly change our intellectual climate and dethrone our fossilised thought patterns. And this is why the…

30.04.2021
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