GWP daily log and studio

june 26

Planning for GardenWorld – what it might be like.

Since most people want to live in a mix of nature and civilization, why don’t we use our wealth to go there? Not a plan but intent. To humanize and green every aspect of our lives.

Society is facing a crisis. People will need to be included, and redeployed away from consumption and pollution to relationships, art and intense practicality. In the transition people will have a hard time. The goal however can give hope and roles. I see the following emerging major sectors of useful employment.

  1. Green everything, landscape remediation, aesthetics, climate remediation, and food.
  2. Health and the care of all those hurt by the very messy process of  transitioning, since people will have to give up places of living for the new opportunities. Jobs will change and places to live will be repurposed. This is a combination of health, medicine and fitness. Distribution of income, distribution of food and temporary to permanent re-housing.
  3. Management of 1 and 2 will be huge.
  4. The unfortunately needed security as people are hurting and in flux.
  5. The art and education
  6. Making needed things.

There will be more, but these are the main sectors. On Infrasturcture:

1755. Infrastructure project: roads or extended culture centers



june 17

Melinda Cooper
Family Values: Neoliberalism, New Social Conservatism, and the Sexual Politics of Capital
mit press anticipated.

its cooper morning.

several books.

Her life as surplus

and aeschyluss 7 against Thebes.


citizens, children of Kadmos,
whoever has charge of affairs in the stern of the ship
holding the rudder, sleepless, unblinking,
must say what has got to be said.

dc. our approach is much weker.

looking at

Cooper table of content.

Intermezzo 101
4 Contortions
Tissue Engineering a nd the Topological Body 103
5 Labors of Regeneration
Stem Cells a nd the Embryoid Bodies o f Capital 129
6 The Unborn Born Again
Neo-Imperialism, the Evangelical Right, a nd the Culture o f Life 152

The issue from cap, birth to the present. Core unrecognized. The place of sexuality, the use of religions to cntrol through its reference.

also art.

The Chinese Pleasure Book
Michael Nylan
472 pp
15 black and white illus.
Published: October 2018
6 x 9
$37.95, £30.00
ISBN: 978-1-942130-13-0

This book takes up one of the most important themes in Chinese thought: the relation of pleasurable activities to bodily health and the health of the body politic. All early writings on the subject contrast pleasure not with pain but with insecurity, in an important contrast with Western writings devoted to the same subject. All assume that it is right and proper to seek and take pleasure, as well as short-term delight, but equally that certain long-term relational pleasures are more easily sustained, as well as potentially more satisfying and less damaging. The pleasures that become deeper and more ingrained as the person invests time and effort to their cultivation include friendship and music, sharing with others, developing integrity and greater clarity, reading and classical learning, and going home. Each of these fields of activity is explored through the early sources (mainly fourth century BC to the eleventh century AD), with new translations provided for both well-known and seldom-cited texts.

I put this paragraph in scrivener.

art in 100 years


some quotes.

I think art is moving in a direction where it will become increasingly de-material. Art in 100 years will be about complete connectivity and dialogue with the viewer with less and less of the detached formalism we see in art now. Art will take us to the edge of the horizon and question what is beyond. Art will seamlessly live both in the fast-flowing river of images and information and in the slow moving desire for true and unrepeatable personal experience.

In art, as we move forward, I think the viewer’s role will change and be less passive. There will be new forms of artworks that are living and continuously changing and artworks that will be more experiential. We will not see art as something that passively hangs on a wall.

Art will be a seamless part of our lives, not a decoration in our lives.

Because the media revolution of the internet serves economic and not cultural ends, as the sociologist Jürgen Habermas continues to remind us, it is likely that the literal object and subject of art will be subsumed into an evolving economy of digital networks. Whatever form art takes, we will not encounter it for long, as our attention will certainly be evermore commercialized.

Old-school media, such as painting or sculpture, have often been declared “dead”, only to show their renewed strength and relevance less than a decade later. With an increased digitization of our everyday realities, the need for artistic materiality will become even more urgent in order to remind ourselves that we are physical beings.

as a simetime paintr i appreciate this, and am currently reading Hocney’s The Hisotry Of Pictures, just errific, humble, subtle. The whole book of his is a fascinating example of profound communication with a light touch.


Dc. Isthere a future struggle between mechancicalizing technology and art technology.

Mechanical. Instrumentality for power and money.
Art; to resonate with the psyche (hillman)


Bleak. What tips the mind from enjoyment now, hope for better, and the bleak?


back to art in 100 years

Within the frame of global capitalism, we are experiencing a reversal of the post-war, democratic redistribution of wealth, putting the world on a trajectory towards previous social formations—nationalism, aristocracy, feudalism, fascism—that will be marked by intense class stratification and international strife as the effects of climate change unfold.

If we still have food to eat and water to drink, in a hundred years human creativity will be the single most valuable offering in society. AI will be embedded within us, and data will have evolved to become knowledge for rent. The fourth industrial revolution known as AI will not displace human beings. The techno-materialist paradigm is incapable of grappling with transcendental spiritual experience, so it’s inherently limited in the scope of human experience for which it can account. The mysterious phenomenon of creative inspiration, with its attendant beauty and otherness, will continue to confound and delight us, just as it has since ancient times.

Now to Sunstine New York review of books article on the peoples lives under Hitler. There is an uncomfortable about a 50% feeling that we are in the same situation.
They all refer it to them selves as we little people. “The automatic continuation of ordinary life.”

“Holderlin, let us not look forward nor back. Be cradled, as in a swaying boat in the sea.”

Looked at David Hockney notes on Velasquez

now mirowski on neoliberalism, does it exist? Mirowski is wild in his thought organization, make it hard to surmise the impact neoliberalism

My view
Neoliberalism was adaptive to a major underlying trend, US economy slowing, move by elite to keep their income up. Neoliberalism fit, but was it itself instrumental in shifting attitudes, regulations, results? Mirowski is not kind to Gurgin nor David Harvey

[section in GWP on neoliberalism, ideology, how it works.

Notice that siri cannot dictate into iwriter.

Dictation work on the iPhone? Oh IC I had the earpiece on. Probably a good idea to use the phone but actually it will shut down automatically where as the desktop will stay open.

hegel, great courses, vs pragmatic
Science does not get around to talking about the world as we find it but it alternative world that it made up in theory in the laboratory and then an engineering practice. Hard to articulate the world as we find it.

This morning walk. There is the air, grass, trees, all fairly well investigated by science. What is left out is ambiance, ownership (felt all along the walk, this is owned by peter, this is owned by david, this is owned just recently by Jordon. Younger and older, felt. Health of each, felt. Apparent lack of drama at the moment on the whole street, yet, fire potential, earthquake, this is the kind of stuff of great impoartnace left out by science, which is closer to the world of asset pricing.

Not quite true. science tells us about much like eclipses and the seasons and as I like to think why the ceiling doesn’t fall down and have a light couldn’t get through class. But there is a point to what is being said here..

freeman dyson
“It’s still to me very mysterious that humans are so capable.”

same era in her exquisite meditation on the magic of real human communication, brain pickings ursula laguin.

Words are events, they do things, change things. They transform both speaker and hearer; they feed energy back and forth and amplify it. They feed understanding or emotion back and forth and amplify it.”
GWP human nature. Not separate from th. other natures.

The machine’s danger to society is not from the machine itself but from what man makes of it. Norbert Weiner.

Dc. But very wrong. the presence of the machine shifts the range of things the person can do.

versions of the Earth have one thing in common: They were all profoundly shaped by life. It was life acting through microbes that helped set off some of Earth’s “snowball” phases. It was life in the form of blue-green bacteria that first gave Earth its oxygen atmosphere. Ever since the Russian geochemist Vladimir Vernadsky coined the term “biosphere,” scientists have come to see life as an equal player in the drama of Earth’s history. From nyt adam frank

trying to track down whatever happened to the website which used to have an etymological Chinese to English dictionary but it has been missing for several months. It was extremely helpful


June 15.

  • Starting with pdf posted.
  • Just finishing reading Margaret Schabas The Natural Origins of Economics.