Lecture in Tokyo May 18

Lecture Tokyo

"1001 SUNS – The Archeology of Future", May 18 2012, 19:00 – 21:00 at bun-mei

"Split the atom's heart, and lo! Within it thou wilt find a sun."
Persian mystic poem quoted by Bahá'u'lláh in "The Seven Valleys" 1860, Baghdad

"If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one. Now I am become Death (Time), destroyer of worlds."
Robert Oppenheimer quoting the Hindu Scripture Bhagavad Gita on the occasion of the first nuclear detonation "Trinity" in New Mexico 1945, putting Albert Einstein's abstract equation E=mc2 into reality

"And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go out to deceive the nations."
Bible, Revelation 20:7

In this talk I will examine the shift from nuclear culture employing radiation released via atoms and  bits stored via electrons towards the point we face now: mainstream paradigms of society are being inverted by the discovery of our possible final cultural heritage: a large drawing with an atomic pencil on the canvas of time, all accomplished by only two generations. It is at about time to base culture again on cultural values instead of technological assets.

"1001 Suns" is the title of the feature movie I am currently working on. The promethean ancient North American Indian story "Raven steals the Sun" sets the frame for the analysis of the beginning and ending of the nuclear age. A story as old as mankind already encarved on a column in Göbekli Tepe, Turkey, the oldest temple of mankind dating back to 11000 – 9000 BC. "1001 Suns" will be a "Human Fiction" movie.

Since we have the ability to make a choice, our collective that became connective will have to become corrective. As long as we transform our thoughts and words into a new reality, there is hope that we will invent a concept of a new future. This is what we must model for our children.

Since the 1000 years (1000 suns) of imprisonment of "Evil" have obviously expired 1945 in the desert of New Mexico right after the fall of the German "1000-Year Empire", I have a lot of hope, that we will be able to take a step back in order to step out of the nuclear cave – the cave where Werner Heisenberg and his colleagues have left the forgotten first nuclear cave painting on the skin of time.

"Radioactive traces will be the heritage to the next generations and not the cultural artifacts."
Margit Rosen/ZKM on Pulse8 by Michael Saup 1992

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