There is a scene in the film Avatar where the human Jake Sully (in avatar Na’vi form) and the native Pandoran, Neytiri intertwine their prehensile, braided, pony tails or ‘queues’. As these queues are extensions of their neural systems they can be used for communication, collaboration and connection with other Na’vi, different species and the […]Read More Love and Spirit (The Ghedeist) in the Symbiocene
Many traditional cultures and their indigenous languages have words for home-heart-environment relationships, however, it is interesting to note that modern English has very few. I created the concept of ‘solastalgia’ to fill this void and to give expression in the English language to a fundamentally important relationship between people, communities and their home environment. I […]Read More Solastalgia, Soliphilia, Eutierria and Art.
Solar power puts us back in tune with the solar flux. When the sun shines and solar power is being produced in real time, we work in synergy with the sun and can use machines that use electrical power to get things done … for nothing (the power is free). If we have […]Read More Solar Power, the Energiewende and The Symbiocene
The spirit or force which holds things together, a feeling of symbiotic interconnectedness in life between the self and other beings (human and non-human) and their gathering together to live within shared Earth places and spaces. It is a feeling of intense affinity and sense of mutual empathy for other beings. It is a non-religious term […]Read More The Ghedeist
As opposed to being anthropocentric or human-centred, to be sumbiocentric means that one is taking into account the harmony of interests in the total symbioment. The aim is to maximise symbiotic ‘unity-in-diversity’ and to hold that state of affairs for as long as possible. Sumbiocentrism is a philosophical position that posits maintaining diversity and harmony […]Read More Sumbiocentric and Sumbiocentrism