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Emergence page*

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* this is an essay about emergence.
about what comes up unexpectedly.
about the improvisatory quality of making –
in theory as well as in practice.

this text is written as an open stream of thoughts and associations,
rather than a finished argument.

an explorative essay that is partly developed through emergence itself.

the title shows the relevant areas and the structure of my thinking:
a title as framework as title.

– Falk Hübner

Michiel Terpelle

Also worth a visit:
Serina: A Natural History
of the World of Birds
*

* Imagine, if you will, a hypothotical world much like our own, but populated only by a very small sampling of creatures, which were then allowed to evolve entirely on their own for hundreds of millions of years until their ancestors resembled them barely at all. Now imagine if those colonists were highly specialized creatures, animals which would never have the means to exploit as many varied niches anywhere else due to competition from other animals. Imagine an entire world where the only land animal present is a canary - a world without reptiles, amphibians, or mammals. This is Serina - the world of birds.