We enter the 21st Century from a time of industrial fishing, clearcut forestry, shale frakking, and carbon trading. Because of almost universal human self interest, we have become an endangered species at the risk of habitat loss. We now need to develop forms of thinking that place the earth first. Innovation once looked like a smart phone. It now looks like this:
Thriving in both wet and dry seasons, from 50 degrees celsius to -40 degrees celsius.
Billions of dollars to universities to continue with the academic and aesthetic technologies of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries will not get us there. They got us here, instead:
Floral Planter, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
North Kelowna Industrial Park
The medium is the message.What does it matter what goes on in classrooms, or what industrial or aesthetic innovation occurs there, if it leads to this?