Today we still tend to think about nature in the broader terms of Darwinism. In the picture of a survival of the fittest, the selection of the best specimen that we naively identify with our behavior in society and the general workings of our economy. However from the point of modern biology this picture is not sustainable. This comes along a paradigm shift that is shaping the way to think about the relation of man and nature quite differently. Instead of putting the human actor as the center and hub of controlling (mastering) nature processes to his image, we are confronted with a network of various actors where humankind is but one part. In this often so called digital era not only the scientific approach to nature has been regarded as just another ‘engineering problem’ similar to the mastery of various machines. In popular media and even in some scientific discourses this kind of thinking is still omni present.
Also regarding to the ever growing interdependence of human interaction with nature, with often fatal consequences for both sides, there is a need and desire for a different perspective as can be seen in the discourse about our ecological environment, or concepts of ecology as such.
But what would be a different thinking of nature processes coming to terms with recent developments of science, linking the broad areas of science, education and new media art?