Seen in → No.45
This week this section could be subtitled “things that look super interesting but I haven’t gotten to yet,” plus some events.
- Yuval Noah Harari on what 2050 has in store for humankind — Wired
- Elizabeth Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act, explained — Vox
- Remeasuring Stephen Jay Gould — Jacobin
- How a small worker-owned trust could transform agricultural labor for — Fastcompany
- The new phones that are stuck in the past. Dumb phones meant to curb your addiction.
- America’s biggest body-camera company says facial recognition isn’t accurate enough for policing decisions
- Encouraging people to walk and to shop local, two good ideas. I’m not quite sure "appifying” them together is that great an idea: Jaywalk.
I haven’t done much “conferencing” in recent years, especially not internationally but since people are promoting their SXSW panel left and right, I thought I’d share a couple of events peaking my interest:
- Primer Conference Europe in Helsinki in September as a very very Sentiers compatible theme and lineup. (Intro post: Welcome to PRIMER Europe.)
- Techfestival is in Copenhagen just a few days earlier in September. (Fly over and do both I guess?) Last year had a great lineup, this year I haven’t dug into it as much but I love the format and the fact you can propose activities. But Ingrid Burrington is keynoting, hosting an Internet Infrastructure Summit and Bruce Sterling is closing, à la southby.
- My multitalented friend Alexandra D-S wrote a sure to be awesome book which she intros here: Smarter Homes: how technology has changed your home life and she’s organizing a Smarter Homes European Tour (also in September!!) which will stop at all kinds of fantastic places.