Thursday, February 16, 2017

Seneca and Medea



Sara Falsini (left) and Ilaria Perissi (right), researchers from Italy, illustrate their results at the MEDEAS project meeting in Brno, Czekia, on Feb 15-16 2017


I try to put up a post every week on this blog, but this week I was really swamped by a zillion things. Of these, two really overwhelmed me. The first is the MEDEAS meeting, right now ongoing in Brno, Czekia. The second is completing my new book, "The Seneca Effect". (the cover on the right is fanciful, also the title will be a little different),

Both things have a certain "ancient history" flavor, even though Seneca is a historical character whereas Medea is a mythological one (as far as we know). But they have many things in common, the book and the project are both aiming at understanding the future on the basis of the idea that the key of the future is in the past. (and, after all, Medea and Cassandra are similar mythological figures)

So, I can tell you that the MEDEAS project is going well, although it is an awful lot of work with several models being developed at different levels of detail and scope. The book, too, is almost finished, needs some retouching and some figures are being drawn. It should appear soon in English. Also the German version is being prepared.

Once all this has been accomplished, I can go back to blogging. Soon, I hope.



4 comments:

  1. Hi Ugo
    Congratulations on your book. Would it be possible to look at a pre release version to review on my blog?

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  2. Still a little too preliminary, I think. Send me your email address, I'll see to send you a pre-release copy as soon as possible. What is your blog, BTW?

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  3. Thanks. Walterperry3@gmail.com at Gmail
    Blog : http://surfthepeak.blogspot.com

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  4. hello, i would like to draw your attention to this paper about resourse depletion and violence correlation https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170217013044.htm

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Who

Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome and the author of "Extracted: how the quest for mineral resources is plundering the Planet" (Chelsea Green 2014). His most recent book is "The Seneca Effect" to be published by Springer in mid 2017