The Changing Constant

March 18, 2015 at 11:46 am

Of the many unique relationships that man nurtures with objects and ideas, the one he has with time is the most puzzling and enchanting. Unlike the rest of the inhabitants of the planet, we believe we can manipulate time. We can alter perceptions of the past or plan futures. We have even gone as far as to reflect on our time after death. How far have we taken this manipulation and do we really understand what we are manipulating?

Time on a Pedestal. Image Courtesy: Hartwig HKD

Time on a Pedestal. Image Courtesy: Hartwig HKD

A Life Uninhabited

February 18, 2015 at 11:24 am

“While we speak, envious time will have already fled; seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the next day.” From the Roman poet, Horace’s Carpe Diem to the Canadian rapper, Drake’s YOLO, we have ingested many versions of “You only live once”. But do we really live only one life or does our resistance against being given just one, make us live many inside of it?

 

Multitasking Gods: Image courtesy Steve Jurvetson

Multitasking Gods : Image courtesy Steve Jurvetson

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