Indian urban planner and International Authors editorial board member Vitasta Raina recently listed some intriguing concepts on the subject of "The Quantum Theory of Conscious Cities." She works up a new theory of organicism based upon the provocative and wonderfully disquisitive assumption that "If humanity is a myth, then a city is the crypt where myths accumulate." To deepen and broaden her suggestive theorizing, she offers the following illustration of the urban landscape as a conceptual field where our memories combine with the forms of place, and so produce myths through which we can communicate with one another:
Please click HERE to examine her thesis in closer detail.
Vitasta Raina reading Emanations: 2 + 2 = 5
Vitasta is the author of the novella Writer's Block, which can be purchased HERE.
Carter Kaplan has taught in Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City, and Scotland. His work includes a book on Wittgenstein and literary theory, Critical Synoptics: Menippean Satire and the Analysis of Intellectual Mythology. Articles on “Karel Čapek,” “Menippean Satire” and “Dystopian Literature” appear in The Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics. Articles on "Herman Melville" and "Michael Butterworth" appear in A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (which also has an article about him). He has contributed a chapter on William Blake and Michael Moorcock to New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction. Author of the novels Tally-Ho, Cornelius! and Echoes, and the Aristophanic comedy Diogenes. He edits the annual literary anthology Emanations. Editor of the IA edition of The Scarlet Letter, with his Afterword, "A" is for Antinomian: Theology and Politics in The Scarlet Letter. He is editor of the anthology Fantasy Worlds. He is co-translator and editor of Creation of the World by Torquato Tasso.