Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Human body in relation to the Heterotopia (video edition)

A video essay which addresses the postmodern concept of the Heterotopia developed by philosopher Michel Foucault by analyzing three artists works. Works by installation artist Rachel Wilberforce (Solaris, 2014) , film maker Andrei Tarkovsky (Solaris, 1972), and transhumanist artist Stelarc (Ear On Arm) are featured in this presentation


 HBC Afternoon Commute Interview here:Afternoon Commute w/ Adam Miller

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

HBC Discord Podcast 5/22/18

Participants include: HBC-Chris, Gaia, NotSoFreeMason, Phil Blanks, chris746, k e l i t o, smj and Rollo 
discussing a variety of topics.

Grass-fed Beef — The Most Vegan Item In The Supermarket

About 400 million acres in the US alone is used to grow crops, which is about 40% of all US land.
This use of arable land provides ample food for all humans, but it takes away the daily meals of billions of wild animals such as rabbits, bees, rodents, turkeys, earthworms, and endless insects, and it destroys their habitat, family structure, hunting grounds, and nectaries. Not to mention the terrible slave-like conditions that many farm workers in the field are subjected to. Humans are animals as well.
See, I don’t believe in any way that a vegan diet actually causes less suffering in the long run then any other diet. All annual agriculture provides fertile ground for the casual extermination of hundreds of species of animals on a yearly basis. If I include all the animals harmed in the grand picture of agriculture, not just the large mammals, I have to conclude that cultivating the cornfield is the most murderous of all activities.
That is why, in truth, a pound of grass-fed beef accounts for less suffering per capita then a pound of corn.
But the funny part of the term fallow is that it doesn’t mean that land is actually resting, doing nothing. No, what it means is that the farmer is not coercing the land into productivity with a blade, engine, or chemical. When allowed to fall back into fallowness, the land itself bursts forth with wild life and energy beyond what is possible with an annual agriculture. The life stories of a million creatures play out and contribute to the regeneration of a piece of fallow land, a wild acre, a small part of planet Earth.

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