Covid Chronicles

The Covid-19 Pandemic has pushed a wealth of issues to the forefront of our minds, ranging from the way we conduct ourselves in everyday life to the structures and logic upon which our world is constructed from politics, to economics, and culture. From isolation, distancing, and all manor of movement control seen implemented the world over, the very notion of normalcy is tinkered with in an attempt to make sense of all that has happened. The Covid-19 pandemic brings to light and provides a fitting metaphor for several of the concepts explored in and explained by postnormal times theory. The Covid Chronicles is a special limited series of the Postnormal Times blog, Insights, where various thinkers explore their own experiences with the Covid-19 pandemic and put postnormal times theory to make sense of the global crisis.


I think therefore I am
I progress therefore I am
I shop therefore I am
I share therefore I am
I am tradition and culture
I am science and technology
I am what I buy
I am online
Simple, Closed
Complicated, Closed
Complex, Open
Open, Interconnected, Chaotic
Conquest, Supremacy, Progress
Progress, Efficiency, Modernization
Relativism, Plurality, Individuality
Complexity, Chaos, Contradictions
Spanish Flu (1918-1920)
Zika Virus, MERS, SARS
Serial Monogamy
Serial, Multiple Monogamy
Hetero, Homo, Trans, Serial, Plural
Feral, To be Tamed, and Exploited
Under Control, but Limits to Growth
Social Construction of Nature
Mass extinction, Climate Change
Pursuit of Reasoned Inquiry
Scientific Progress and Development
Socially Constructed and Relative
Complex, Uncertainties, Ignorances
Science makes work easier
Ideologically driven for "progress"
Biotechnology & Genome Sequencing
AI, Human-Machine Synthesis
Male, Female
Male, Female, (Closet Gays)
Male, Female, LGBTQ+