Independence. Given the celebration of such for the USA, it’s helpful to stay on theme so to speak. And yet, so much about independence is really about ownership of agency. Ownership of owning not only your consequences, but also your pace. Ownership of your mobility, just as much as ownership of your quiet. Independence is about an active boundary — a means to establish what you know in order to discover what you are becoming. And yet, as we in the USA are figuring out, independence doesn’t end with a document. It isn’t concluded because a part of the group has it. It isn’t ownership of agency until all parties (those who want it and those being separated from it) can exercise their lives within it.
For such reasons, platforms like @microblog might be a better expression of independence than you might have figured. Where you have agency to be, then you can be all that you can imagine and more.
With that said, here’s this week’s links of interest:
- Remarkable Photos Capture the Light That Plants Emit | WIRED
- Why Plants Don’t Die from Cancer
- ElectroDermis Researchers Make Stretchy, Stick-On Wearable Tech
- Why Are Octopuses So Smart? - The Atlantic
- The Paradox of Expertise | Psychology Today
- Opinion | Did a Fear of Slave Revolts Drive American Independence? - The New York Times
And a few from here:
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