Born-Digital Publications. Science Fiction Doesn’t Have to Be Dystopian. Generalists Triumph in Specialized World. IPBES. Industry, rules, AI. — No.79

This week: Born-Digital Publications. Science Fiction Doesn’t Have to Be Dystopian. Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. IPBES. Attenborough. Industry, rules, and AI. A year ago: AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy. Born-Digital Publications When the “about us” pages are super interesting, you know you’re in for something excellent to explore. Cita Press […]

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Digital future for newspapers. Agnotology and Epistemological Fragmentation. Nothing Fails Like Success. Political Moment for Climate Change. — No.78

This week: Digital future for newspapers. Agnotology and Epistemological Fragmentation. Nothing Fails Like Success. Extinction Rebellion and a Remarkable Political Moment for Climate Change. Venice and Fairbnb. A year ago: The economics of artificial intelligence. Want to see what one digital future for newspapers looks like? Look at The Guardian, which isn’t losing money anymore […]

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Smart cities the wrong way. Built to shill. Extended Intelligence. Dare to declare capitalism dead. ‘Unbelievable’ facial recognition machine. — No.77

This week: Thinking of smart cities the wrong way. Built to shill. Extended Intelligence. Dare to declare capitalism dead. An ‘unbelievable’ facial recognition machine. A beautiful book house. Chestnut agroforestry. A year ago: What Will Our Society Look Like When Artificial Intelligence Is Everywhere? You’re thinking about smart cities in completely the wrong way Francesca […]

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A Vision for a Shared Digital Europe. New Ways of Seeing. Climate Rebellion. Wrongheaded nature protection. Cities Are Rising in Influence. — No.76

This week: A Vision for a Shared Digital Europe. New Ways of Seeing. Climate Rebellion. It’s wrongheaded to protect nature with human-style rights. Cities Are Rising in Influence and Power on the Global Stage. A year ago: City Everywhere by Liam Young (Lecture Performance). A Vision for a Shared Digital Europe This new vision for […]

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Reading and Wandering. Economics After Neoliberalism. Economism, technocracy, and citizens. Magicverse. Aquaponics. A minister for the unborn. — No.70

This week: Reading and Wandering. Economics After Neoliberalism. Economism, technocracy, and citizens. Magicverse. Aquaponics. A minister for the unborn. A year ago: Small b blogging. Rebecca Solnit on a Childhood of Reading and Wandering Great essay on libraries and forests, reading and wandering, and the connections between all. I felt like highlighting all the quotes […]

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A high five that can’t land. Model Metropolis. A flâneur approach to social media. Micromobility. Greta Thunberg. The Big Here. — No.65

This week: A high five that can’t land. Model Metropolis. A flâneur approach to social media. Micromobility. Greta Thunberg. The Big Here. A year ago: Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs A high five that can’t land Charlie Loyd beautifully weaving together stories about a bridge in Oakland, the Shinkansen to Hokkaido, […]

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Intellectual humility. Automation Bites Back. Gradually, Then Suddenly. Defending Earth’s biodiversity. Light electric vehicles. Oumuamua. — No.63

Quick note that I completely redid the template for this newsletter, partially based on the Tinyletter styling. I’m trusting their code but do get back to me if you encounter display issues. Intellectual humility: the importance of knowing you might be wrong Excellent piece at Vox on reasons for and signs of intellectual humility in […]

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