Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of progress, particularly a critique of the idea of linear or cumulative progress in contemporary society/culture. I’ve also been reading a lot of texts/papers/letters by the founders of quantum mechanics. It’s probably not surprising, then, that the two have fused together in my mind in a strange, […]
Research visit to ONKALO, one of the very few nearly active long-term nuclear waste storage sites in the world. Onkalo is 430 metres below ground, taking advantage of Finland’s naturally stable gneiss bedrock. Final disposal is scheduled to begin in 2020 with the repository scheduled to be sealed in 2120. ONKALO is situated on the site of the […]
“If everyone defined what was beautiful and wise in the same way, There would be no quarrelling or strife among men. As things are, nothing is similar or equal among mortals save their use of words; the reality they refer to is not the same.” 675: Zibaldone
The first step in a series of experiments to visualise the idea of the seeding of radiation into the early universe about the time of the Big Bang, for a project on dark matter and dark energy. Working with Arto Luttinen, who leads the geology team at the Finnish Museum of Natural History.
The anthropological observer selects data according to an implicit cultural framework. The “facts” never speak for themselves. You might, when travelling in Africa, describe an event you see as follows: “Bert got into his jeep and drove off.” However, an African tribesmen might describe it very differently: “White man is sucked in by iron monster […]