Born in 1922, John Biram was an English scientist, philosopher, poet and musician. He wrote the brilliant book TEKNOSIS, a word coined to describe the sickness enveloping the human race. Pubished in 1978, it is more relevant now than ever, calling for a controlled deindustrialization of the world. Robert Graves challenged him to write the book and accordingly wrote the foreword. Biram worked for NASA and had relations with the US secret Service and the manufacture of nulear bombs but later turned to poetry and music as a form of salvation from “Teknosis”.
He played drums in the Deia Jazz band and wrote poetry on an old typewriter till the ribbon ran out. He died in 2008 and was secretive to the last.