Sustainable Technology


According to the Buddhists, the ultimate creative principle is consciousness. “The continuity of consciousness is something permanent, like space particles.”  His Holiness, The XIV Dalai Lama.

Systems scientist Béla Bánáthy marked us as fourth generation humans because of our evolutionary consciousness. Meaning, we understand the map of how we arrived at our environmental state placing us where we are in our human history. We understand from today’s perspectives of our consciousness, cognition, and social systems. Based on Constructivist theory, knowledge is constructed in the human being when information comes into contact with existing knowledge which has been developed by experiences in one’s environment. Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky proved that learning only occurs from these interactions with the environment. These ideas were  also cited by John Dewey and Jerome Bruner.

Our conscious evolution manifests of making things has prompted us out of our mechanistic ways into shaping holistic systems. Our consciousness informs us of what we need today to survive. Cake Shop digital photograph Cake Shop digital photograph

Art maintains flows of information, energy and matter exposing ecological memory. Our ecological memory consists both of biological and genetic legacies, and is held within the DNA of our cells. This cellular memory is the energetic blueprint for our existence, from time immemorial: each species adaptation, from physical form to methods of feeding ourselves, to shaping our groups and communities is all inextricably encoded and carried forward generationally.

Art making is a working dynamical balance of aesthetic where people need to question a higher self or consciousness in order to evolve with everything else.

Art is Ecological memory in newly composed ways of making sense of the world. It proposes deeper questions on levels/scales/parts/processes of an indivisible universe. Making images, and the imagery itself, is an evolutionary adaptation seen throughout human history as a response of re-creating environmental changes. As earth changes in perpetual motion so does our way of adapting by self-organizing cognitively and consciously, a cellular re-organization.

Art is evolutionary change at the species level, involving an interplay of creativity and mutual adaptation in which organisms and environment coevolve. Making art and encoding it is a condition in evolution modeling all levels of an ecosystem. The very basis for creating any art form is this: to encode/transliterate the patterns, the harmonies which cohere every single thing, and place every single element within an ecology of all things. Art is an ecology of all things made conscious by our aesthetic urge. The aesthetic urge  genetically informs humans not only to sustain life on earth, and but also how to do so.

This change forces an impulse to participate in making art as a part of natural systems, and understanding it in collective communication, is an aesthetic urge that desires deeply satisfying reciprocal relationships within Nature’s sensuous beauty. How we process and understand this motion of art, this flux of re-balancing of ecological memory is living systems visualizing bio-diverse relationships.

For humans, communication via language systems are the very cause of the evolution of complexity in nature. These functional effects are ultimately responsible for the trans-generational continuities and changes in nature. New information from human creations allows humans to adapt because understanding change, not just having it forced upon you, creates self reliance and bio-centeredness. It allows the processing of information to form into unique expressions from individuals. Each person has a unique potential of processing and reforming information. Each time a person is born, it increases the ability for the species to survive, because it creates possibilities of inventions and new ways of sustaining life.

In this way, art is a collective communication system which transfers, or teaches, those around us about the adaptations we have made and need to make to stay alive. Around 41,000 years ago, Homo sapiens adapted into conscious, efficient visual language communicators as an effect of epoch environmental changes. Our communication system gave us an intrinsic intellectual resilience, retaining 8 billion year-old patterns of information. Since then, we have been the best adapters – by adapting to change itself.