Category: Commentary

Posts discussing social and political issues of interest

AI & The Struggle for Humane Technology

Center for Humane Technology We envision a world where technology is realigned with humanity’s best interests. Our work expands beyond tech addiction to the broader societal threats that the attention economy poses to our well-being, relationships, democracy, and shared information environment. We must address these threats to conquer our biggest global challenges like pandemics, inequality, [...]
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James Bradley’s “Ghost Species”, 2020

James Bradley Trained as a lawyer  before becoming a writer, Bradley lives in Sydney with his partner, the novelist Mardi McConnochie. Bradley's novels, which have been published internationally, explore both past and future. His books include seven novels and a book of poetry. He has also edited two anthologies, Blur, a collection of writing by young Australian [...]
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Jem Bendell—Dire Warnings on the Climate Crisis

Writing in his Deep Adaptation blog, Jim Bendell draws our attention to recent warning from leading climate scientists TIPPING POINTS In November 2019 seven leading climate scientists, including Professor Timothy Lenton of the University of Exeter and Professor Katherine Richardson of the University of Copenhagen published a review in the journal Nature which said:  “If damaging tipping [...]
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Rhizomatic Thinking—Responding to Our Times

David Pledger—Thinker and Provocateur The following ideas in this blog post are taken from the writings of David Pledger an award-winning contemporary artist, curator, cultural commentator and thinker working within and between the performing, visual and media arts. David writes regularly for Daily Review. https://dailyreview.com.au/the-long-game/   David is a graduate of the National Institute of [...]
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