The Swedish poet, Tomas Tranströmer, in a Transatlantic letter to his friend Robert Bly, expressed concern about a human failing to always polarise everything into utter good or utter evil: … Continue reading Polarization
This is not an attack upon science. It is no more than a film that seeks the wonderful libraries that may be found at the end of corridors. How truthfully … Continue reading The caption is wrong
My writings and films attempt to challenge the idea of “two cultures”. I have never found divides very helpful. I seek gateways and bridges.
Turning 50 I was reminded of this old film. I am a transient part of the wonder of science and art. I have yet to find daylight between them.
By chance I recently came across this in the archives of the BMJ. It was published in the Materia Non Medica section of the 2nd March 1979:
In this film, I endeavour to contrast Peter and Sian harmony with any science out-of-tune with philosophy: I had a project as a tiny boy from omphalos Music credit: Sian said “oh Peter, … Continue reading I had a project as a little boy
Filmed at Lynedoch, Perthshire, Thursday 15th June 2017. Peter is reading the words of Hilary Mantel (from the Reith lecture 2017) Music is composed and performed by James Ross – … Continue reading REPARATION (a prequel and sequel)
A poem for my wife Sian. Written 10th November 2016: Thank you: For meeting me (we are part of serendipity) ‘at the statue in an hour’ (more than serendipity) Thank … Continue reading “Meet you at the statue in an hour”
Yesterday, when I chatted with Onesiphorus in the “Temple of Decision” he asked me if ethics had perhaps been overlooked by rather too much of “modern science”?
The latest film by Omphalos is a “two culture” film. There are of course many more than two cultures, as Ian Hamilton Finlay rightly pointed out: This film is for James … Continue reading “I wish to be independent”
Unfortunately I could not make this recent conference. This debate was one that I had wished to attend. I have debated with Professor Alistair Burns before: however it was the … Continue reading “The art grows larger and the science grows smaller as I think about it”