The very matter

Of the ink, paper, pens, word processors, desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, routers, servers, cables, wires, and electrical charges with which they communicate; of the books and journals published, the libraries, publishing houses, and the universities (seminars, lectures, conferences, and symposiums), NGO's (workshops, sessions, round tables, websites, blogs, booklets), of the security needed to create all of that in ever more safer ways in a shrinking space; of the financial investments these materials and organisations require, the energy and resources used, the labour and infrastructure that is involved, along with their impact on the environment. All of this to discover how we can operate differently with regard to our ways of being and doing in the world.

But we don't need to worry about the boiling masses sandwiching the thin layer in which we live, since we're so fragile and short-lived that it's unlikely to kill us before something else does! Wait, why doesn't that sound reassuring?