Interface of the Gods. Part 1: Paradise Lost

“We stumble forward in hopeful chaos, trusting that the light on the horizon is the dawn and not the twilight.” — E.O Wilson

In Greek myth, it was the Titan Prometheus who was responsible for turning humanity from social primate to super-organism. By giving us fire stolen from the workshop of technology god Hephaestus, he awoke in us techne, the transformative superpower to turn plants and rocks into cities and civilisations. With this ability to consciously sculpt matter, we began to tame and subdue the natural world, a crime for which Zeus dished out a particularly cruel and unusual punishment; having the Titan chained to a mountain where his perpetually regenerating liver was devoured by an eagle for eternity.