Why We Love Stories and Why It Could Destroy Us

ONCE UPON A TIME

CAUSALITY

STORIES ABOUT STORIES

A short film about the art film Grosse Fatigue by Camille Henrot. The artist does not allow it to be shown in full online. We saw it at the Museum of Modern Art in Sydney. It’s my favorite piece of video art ever.

CONTROL

SOCIETY

MEMORY

POLITICS

CHANGES AND ENDINGS

NEWS

FANTASYLAND

IN THE BEGINNING

When new evidence emerges, scientific consensus also changes, eventually.

Without evidence to ground them, stories can overwhelms us.

The stories we most want to believe become our reality, which we will then fight and kill over.

Stories require conflict, good and evil.

No one ever thinks they are on the side of evil.

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