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 is the author of The Invisible Tower Trilogy: Echoes, We Reign Secure, and The Sky-Shaped Sarcophagus. His first novel is Tally-Ho, Cornelius!Diogenes is an Aristophanic comedy. Editor of Emanations; IA edition of The Scarlet Letter with Afterword, "A" is for Antinomian: Theology and Politics in The Scarlet Letter; the anthology Fantasy Worlds. Co-translator and editor of Creation of the World by Torquato Tasso. Book on Wittgenstein and literary theory: Critical Synoptics. Articles on “Karel Čapek,” “Menippean Satire” and “Dystopian Literature” in The Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics. Articles on "Herman Melville" and "Michael Butterworth" in A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (which has an article about him). A chapter on William Blake and Michael Moorcock appears in New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction. Teaching includes Literature, Philosophy, and post-graduate Medical Research Writing in universities ranging across Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City, and Scotland.