The One, The Few, The Many – Social network bridges

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. – John Donne, Meditations XVII In Georges Perec’s novel “Life: A User’s Manual“, the author describes a sect that one of the book’s characters is involved in. This fictional group, named “The Three Free… Read More The One, The Few, The Many – Social network bridges

Nothing Gets In Or Out – The fascinating nature of life on islands

Each year coyotes, somehow, make their way through the sprawling mass of the five burroughs and find their way into Central Park on the island of Manhattan. Island or not, dangerous or not, life seems to find a way to squeeze through the gaps to insulated sanctuaries even in the most unpredictable circumstances. Islands have… Read More Nothing Gets In Or Out – The fascinating nature of life on islands

Riding the Plastic Fantastic – The artificial divide

Carrowkeel (stone circles, centre) is an ancient artificial structure that causes little disruption to the natural landscape surrounding it. What is the difference between artificial and naturally occurring? The simple definition is that artificial objects are made by humans, naturally occurring objects are in nature already (i.e. not man-made). The idea of artificial is often… Read More Riding the Plastic Fantastic – The artificial divide