The formation of our contemporary existence is the result of a symbiotic process between our shared past and a multitude of visions for our future. Just as the old demands regeneration through the new, any novel concept must seek to latch itself onto the sedimentary foundation of history to be viable. In time, what was once new becomes understood, accepted, adopted, and in turn, old itself.
Indeed, a mere rudimentary examination of our collective past reveals an incessant pattern of the common taming the subversive. As we explore the plethora of peculiarities which surround our societies, we cannot help but wonder what will happen when the odd inescapably becomes the habitual; when a seemingly fleeting fad sticks around to form another layer of the mundane.
Is it us who mould the quirks to match the comfort of our expectations? Or are they who shape our behaviour, one dent at a time?
Join us in exploring these questions during the fourth edition of the TEDxUniversityofMalta Conference, which will be taking place on Friday 5 April 2019 at 1830hrs.
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