The Artist DNA

The Artist DNA
Handbook For Todays Changemakers

= My upcoming book – est. Spring 2024 =

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

What do you think an artist is?

An imbecile who only has eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even, if he is a boxer, just his muscles?

Far from it: at the same time he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image.

No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.  

Pablo Picasso

Troubled times

We are plagued by crises threatening our lives, and this situation is unsustainable.

But how do we fix these problems decades in the making? Global warming, pollution, dementia, obesity, gun violence, mobility—these environmental, health, and social dilemmas are huge, complex, and have no simple solutions.

We need to think bigger and mobilize our resources in a way that is as bold as inspirational as the moon landing—this time to the most ‘wicked’ social problems of our time. We did it to go to the moon. We can do it again to fix our problems and improve the lives of every one of us.

We simply can no longer afford not to.

Mariana Mazzucato – Mission Economy

We are on the cusp of the fastest, deepest, most consequential transformation of human civilization in history.

James Arbib & Tony Seba – Rethinking Humanity (2020)

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The Book

A World In Change

Our world is in fundamental change.

„The coming decade will decide the course of the world. Systemic and interconnected crises require new ways of thinking and acting.“

The New Institute

The Role-Model

Why is it so difficult to develop new ideas for our common future? And why do we lack the courage to turn them into reality? Yet we have a model, an archetype in the work of an artist. For hundred of years, artists invent and create something entirely new. These techniques can be reproduced and applied to the development of new ideas and future-enabling solutions.

Change The World

Applying an artistic approach could start a process, that enables a sustainable and long-term oriented economy and sparks – with many other movements – a cognitive revolution.

Humanity needs radically new mental approaches to manage the new emerging reality. This cognitive revolution requires us to tap into human awareness. This is a level of consciousness where all the systems and activities of humanity and the natural world are integrated, harmonized and mutually supportive. As we activate our inner potential we find the human values of security, compassion, connection, self-worth, and mutual respect that are needed to navigate this time of monumental transformation.

Deepak Chopra, Tony Seba, James Airbib – To Survive Our Technological Transformation, Civilization Needs a Cognitive Revolution