By Stefania Irene Marthakis The poet Charles Baudelaire defined modernity as “the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.” Given the time-sensitive nature of modernity, “this transitory, fugitive element, whose metamorphoses are so rapid” that once uncovered, offers yet more to unearth. In the read more Mind the Gap: Ecology, evolution, and the impact of humans on the natural world