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Creative destruction

Find Arne Jørgensen: recycling

GARBAGE: Norway is not equipped for textile sorting. Although we sort rubbish, we are nowhere near places in Japan that can recycle in 34 different categories. The goal is that the municipalities are not left with any waste – and without garbage trucks!

To salvage what is salvaged can

Peter Dauvergne: AI in the Wild

TECHNOLOGY: Are artificial intelligence and drones good news for nature and the protection of the planet's ecosystems?

The void after father

Sibylle Lacan Translated by Adrian Nathan West: A Father (2019)

FATHER SAVING: Sibylle Lacan, daughter of psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, tells of a sore fatherly relationship in this short but strong memoir.

Together for life

Edward Ashford Lee: The Coevolution: The Entwined Futures of Humans and Machines

SYMBIOSIS: We must think differently about both man and the computer. Their being is more entangled than we think, and both change and adapt to the other.

From stone age hunting to industrial slaughter

Josh Berson: The Meat Question – Animals, Humans and the Deep History of Food

PLANT COST: Is there no way out of meat?

What happened to the children's right to privacy?

Leah Plunkett: Sharenthood

"SHARE THINGS":: Parents generously share photos and information about their children on social media without considering the long-term consequences, and without the children's consent.

In the shadow of Einstein

Allen Esterson, David C. Cassidy, Ruth Lewin Sime: Einstein's Wife – The Real Story of Mileva Einstein-Marić

TRAGIC FATE: The unreasonable treatment of the hopeful scientist Mileva Einstein-Marić continued after her death.

From part to whole in consciousness research

Christof Koch: The Feeling of Life Itself

THE BRAIN: The Feeling of Life Itself addresses the deepest goal of neuroscience – the understanding of consciousness.

Spotify sells your user data

Maria Eriksson, Rasmus Fleischer, Anna Johansson, Pelle Snickars, Patrick Vonderau: Spotify Teardown. Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music Authors

DATA SALES: Spotify does more than stream music. They also conduct extensive profiling of their users and sell this information commercially.

Vammel serving of Lama

Tania Singer, Matthieu Ricard: Power and Care. Toward Balance for our Common Future – Science, Society and Spirituality

: SPIRITUALITY: When our common future is to be defended, more than flatness is needed about the importance of harmony and female takeover.

The digital wealth makes us poorer

Jay David Bolter: The Digital Plenitude: The Decline of Elite Culture and the Rise of New Media

: NEW MEDIA: Jay David Bolter provides a thorough description of today's digital culture, where technology makes it easy to create and shape digital communities that users fill with unpaid content.

A society in short supply

Franco «Bifo» Berardi: Breathing – Chaos and Poetry

TECHNOLOGY: Chaos has taken over for order, but can we find a way out of the chaos?

Growth at all costs?

Vaclav Smil: Growth. From Microorganisms to Megacities

CONSUMPTION: Can we continue the current practice of continuous economic growth? Can our own society with over-consumption be transferred to the planet's new billions of future citizens?

Right's green dream

Venkat Sumantran, Charles Fine and David Gonsalvez: Faster, Smarter, Greener. The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility

: In step with climate change and increasing environmental crises, the need for change is recognized. The question is what this implies.

It's good to be kind to yourself and others

Daniel Jackson (foreword by David A. Karp): Portraits of Resilience

: A computer science professor at the elite university MIT suddenly found himself surrounded by depression and suicide. It made him collect portraits of those who almost went to the bottom, but who reappeared.

Žižek at its worst 

Slavoj Žižek: Incontinence of the Void

: Slavoj Žižek's latest book is sometimes illegible – but his use of popular culture is as ingenious as it is repetitive.

Philosophical grins

Marcus Steinweg: The Terror of Evidence

: The Terror of Evidence is a book to smile and be touched by – and to irritate oneself green over.

Clear digital 

Byung Chul-Han: In the Swarm

: Chul-Hans' hatred of the digital age is bombastic and only occasionally interesting. Still, he is easy to like.

Defense for the enigmatic love 

Byung Chul-Han: Agony of Eros

: We should maintain contact with what we do not understand, Byung Chul-Han believes.