Zhou Li Yang
PHILOSOPHY OF ADAPTATION
JUNE 23 - JULY 04 2021
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.’’
— George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright.
The world we’ve constructed, created, and coerced for ourselves is far from the real world — the raw, raucous, rough one. The scorching sun has yielded hats, sunglasses, and air conditioning. The wild wind has produced walls and sturdy shelter. The flurry of snow has demanded coats, shovels, and furnaces. The crashing rain has created umbrellas, windshield wipers, and rubber boots.
Adaptation (from the Latin adaptio) is a process in which the adaptation of the system (i.e., maintenance of its basic parameters) is established or maintained when the conditions of the external and internal environment change.
Often the adaptation is also called the result of such a process – the availability of the system’s fitness for a certain factor of the environment. Much like a biological organism, the field of Culture is also constantly evolving in response to changes in its environment.
On a basic level, the field is concerned with the “transport of form and/or content from a source to a result in a media context”.