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Today is tomorrow

Have you ever been overexcited to read a book that could change your way of thinking? Have ever been disappointed by the same book that promised to teach you something valuable? Luckily that’s not the case here. Don’t get me wrong you won’t read the book and change in the blink of an eye. But […]

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The beauty of the Anthropocene

Climate change may be a direct threat, but there is still a lack of real action. Climate targets, for example, based on the Paris climate agreement, do not go much further than paper. Like most human good intentions, the action phase is never reached. All we have left is the imagination, which confronts us with […]

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Technology is nature

Reviewing Koert van Mensvoort’s Next Nature There are two options: man dies out or becomes part of the next evolutionary level. The vision of the future Koert van Mensvoort outlines in Next Nature seems like a doom scenario anyway, but in this book, he offers us tools to survive. We, as humans can anticipate and […]

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Towards an avant-garde of the commons

Reviewing Geert Lovink’s Sad By Design Last year, the creator of the retweet – Chris Wetherell – told news channel Buzzfeed that designing the retweet was a design failure. He compared his effort with handing over a loaded weapon to a four-year-old. Could he have thought through all of the consequences of his design work? […]