The Music of Bipolar Disorder

Angeler, D.G. The Music of Bipolar Disorder. Preprints 2017, 2017030199 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201703.0199.v1). Available at: https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/201703.0199/v1 This paper builds on the use of heavy metal music as a communication tool, which has been discussed in one of my earlier papers. Here the approach focuses on the education about mental illness through artistic approaches (it is astounding…

Durch’s Unkraut geschrieben

Liebe Bücherwürmer! Meine Kurzgeschichtensammlung ist soeben unter dem Titel “Durch’s Unkraut geschrieben” als Buch veröffentlicht worden. Durch’s Unkraut geschrieben ist eine Sammlung von konstruktiv-kritischen Kurzgeschichten, die Elemente der Satire, Ironie und erhellenden Boshaftigkeit verschmelzen, ohne einseitig destruktiv zu sein. Die Geschichten beleuchten verschiedene Gesellschaftsaspekte wie z.B. Religion, Rassismus, Terrorismus und Kapitalismus. Fans der unkonventionellen, unorthodoxen…

Global change and management: are we looking at a Picasso painting?

I am just back form a great workshop on critical transitions in lakes. Critical transitions mean that ecological systems, but also social, and economic systems can undergo very abrupt, sudden changes with often substantial negative consequences for humans (as the economic crisis that swept over the world in 2008 demonstrates). Lakes as one of the many…

Cristo de los escombros (the rubbish Christ)

This project culminates the connection of random thoughts. During the initial days of our summer vacation (2015) a remote family member passed away. The funeral was following a deeply entrenched cultural process abiding by Christian dogmatic indoctrination in southern Spain. My mind was elsewhere during the Mass, but Maria José (my wife) reacted to the…