At the peripheries, nothing really interesting happens. It is what has already happened and is essentially repeating itself. Creativity advances as you move towards an intense gravitational pull from the very center. A black hole if you will. The goal is to make that center another periphery. Ad infinitum.





The entire range of living matter on Earth from whales to viruses and from oaks to algae could be regarded as constituting a single living entity capable of maintaining the Earth’s atmosphere to suit its overall needs and endowed with faculties and powers far beyond those of its constituent parts…[Gaia can be defined] as a complex entity involving the Earth’s biosphere, atmosphere, oceans, and soil; the totality constituting a feedback of cybernetic systems which seeks an optimal physical and chemical environment for life on this planet.

James Lovelock



Everyone designs who devise courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones. The intellectual activity that produces material artifacts is no different fundamentally from the one that prescribes remedies for a sick patient or the one that devises a new sales plan for a company or a social welfare policy for a state. Design, so construed, is the core of all professional training; it is the principal mark that distinguishes the professions from the sciences.

Herbert Simon, The Sciences of the Artificial, 1962

NOOSPHE.RE
A CURATORIAL COLLECTIVE AT THE INTERSECTION
OF EVERYTHING; TEETERING ON THE EDGE OF CHAOS
CURATED BY AHMED SALMAN