Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Honeybee Democracy

Have just been reading this fabulous book. Thomas D Seeley is writing about exactly the same ideas I have come to without any real depth of knowledge about bee. It is an example of the kind of collective thinking that his book demonstrates that I believe as artists we can somehow tap into. I am very interested in the creative application of his ideas. The more I learn about bees the more amazing they become. I cant help but think that the examples of Internet enabled collective action that has been taking place across the world is an example of human swarming. I am excited by the notion that maybe we can find a way to think and act collectively that fulfills on the promise of communism which the examples to date so sadly disappoint. Can we operate as one species for the really important things such as the restoration of the environment and peace on the planet?