Sam visits Yusuf Altintas’s manufacturing automation lab at the University of British Columbia and then talks to Matt Bruenig (@MattBruenig) about automation, inequality and the future of work.
February 19, 2015
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Gordon is an environmentalist, but he doesn’t get out of the city very much. He’s plugged into politics, but removed from nature. So he boarded a ferry and went to a farming co-op on an island off the coast of BC. He found people that say civilization is doomed, so they decided to escape. But what did they escape to? Continue reading →
The charitable association Gaia Trust, managed by Danish co-housing activist Hildur Jackson, commissioned American ecological researchers Robert and Dianne Gilman to study 26 different models of intentional communities in order to identify best practices for…
Owenism Robert Owen, a wealthy textile magnet from Manchester, came to see the deleterious effects of industrialization on his workers. Chris Jennings (2016) charts Owen’s paternalistic efforts to improve their lives, including an experimental textile mill…
The seas are rising, but we can’t seem to care. Gordon talks to John Clague “AKA Dr. Doom” about the latest projections, and he talks to Stephen Sheppard about how showing evocative images might help.