Cohort Program Blog, Interviews and Other Writing

  • Archaea: song-cycle premiere

    Posted 06/02/2024

    A choral work called Archaea, commissioned by Phil Donoghue's "Chance versus purpose in the evolution of biospheres" project, premiered in concert on 27 January 2024 in Stroud, UK. It is a song-cycle for the origins of life and was composed by Eleanor Holliday. A recording of a…

  • Organizing Interdisciplinary Research on Purpose

    Authors: Alan C. Love and Max Dresow
    Posted 18/10/2021

    The star-nosed mole is aptly named. Its distinctive snout consists of twenty-two tendrils ringing a pair of nostrils and, from some angles, the entire setup resembles a misshapen star. The tendrils are fleshy and look a bit like fingers and, like fingers, they have a certain “manual” dexterity. But…