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Gary, is a madman, shut up in a padded cell which he refuses to leave. He has a phobia about doors and lives in an imaginary world where he feels secure. A psychiatrist uses different plots to try to get him to leave the cell, but with no success. Finally he has to employ force.

Gary, un fou est enfermé dans une pièce capitonnée dont il ne veut pas sortir, il a la phobie des portes et s invente un monde où il se sent bien. Sans succès, un psychiatre tente différents stratagèmes afin de le faire sortir. C’est en usant de la force qu’il va finalement y arriver.

Archibald, a creature to whom nothing ever happens sees his routine changed by the arrival of a mysterious circle.

Transforma-se o amador na cousa amada,
Por virtude do muito imaginar;
Não tenho, logo, mais que desejar,
Pois em mim tenho a parte desejada.

The lover becomes the thing he loves
By virtue of much imagining;
Since what I long for is already in me,
The act of longing should be enough.

— Luís de Camões

Sonnet, “Transforma-se o amador na cousa amada”, line 1; translation by Richard Zenith.

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Symbiosis: A Surprising Tale of Species Cooperation

Different species often depend on one another. David Gonzales describes the remarkable relationship of the Clark’s nutcracker and the whitebark pine, to illustrate the interdependency known as symbiosis. (Launching a series on How Things Work)

The High Price of Materialism

Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America’s culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life.

“In this world there are only two tragedies.

One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

The last is much the worst; the last is a real tragedy!”

Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan