IDEA HISTORY: Kristoffer Momrak, Johan Huizinga, Aristotle, translated by Tormod Eide, Hannah Arendt translated by Per Qvale Solum, Kojin Karatani: The Metropolises of the Middle East, The Destroyed World, Politics, About Revolutions, Isonomia and the Origins of Philosophy
Is Greece more of a cultural periphery in the Middle East than the origin of our modern democracy? Aristotle believed that the Phoenicians in Carthage, like the law – isonomia – had a better government than Athens – the so-called cradle of democracy.
Neda Atanasoski, Kalindi Vora: Surrogate Humanity. Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures
TECHNOLIBERALISM: Here are discussions on everything from the robotisation of manual labor over so-called sharing economy to artificial intelligence, automated warfare and technological emotion and sex work.
Gökçe Günel: Spaceship in the Desert. Energy, Climate Change, and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi
«GREEN GROWTH»: Ethnographer Gökçe Günel has followed the development of the planned carbon neutral Masdar City Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates – funded by this one of the world's most oil-dependent governments.
Jan M. Padios: A Nation on the Line. Call Centers as Postcolonial Predicaments in the Philippines
The call center industry has grown to over one million employees in the Philippines, who for decades have struggled to create jobs. In a new book, the question is asked about what it means to solve problems, often for unreasonable people across the globe – all night long.
Our comprehensive approximately 100-page Norwegian commentary and book review will be published quarterly (March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1) with international book reviews, essays and comments – in addition to the physical newspaper and PDF, the articles will be published in the the following weeks (see also the monthly letter).