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Culture & Ideas

The Logic of Art

Art is art. If it is reduced to entertainment in the name of the Experience Economy it will become insignificant and reduced to simulacra – to copies of copies. Therefore, the logic of art must be kept separate from that of business. Editorial from SCENARIO 3/2019.

Aug 20, 2019 Arrow
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Culture & Ideas

Interview: Jared Diamond

The latest book from Pulitzer Prize winning author Jared Diamond – Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change – presents a litmus test for a nation state in political crisis and its subsequent survival. With an ambitious scope and vast scale, the book looks at world history over the last three centuries and predicts future threats against our planet and humanity. We interviewed Diamond in his publisher's office in London.

Aug 07, 2019 Arrow
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Culture & Ideas

Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism is a cultural and activist movement. It fights for black people’s right to a place in the future that has traditionally been defined by whites. The movement finds expression in music, film, and literature where sci-fi, magical realism, and African mysticism are mixed together in a variegated blend. Read about the frontline fighters of Afrofuturism in this issue’s main feature.

Jul 29, 2019 Arrow
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Stress holds everything together

Society must be understood as ”self-stressing, constantly forward-rushing worry systems,” says the German philosophical superstar, Peter Sloterdijk – and stress, in his terms, is not something that breaks us down. In fact, it is what makes everything stick together.

Jul 29, 2019 Arrow

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