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Radio controlled
To understand post-war avant-garde music in Europe, one cannot ignore the role of the West German pubic radio corporations in the 1950s. In the linked radio program, the BBC explores this story and its impact ever since.

Link to content | Posted: 2021-02-16 | Category: Audio

Untitled data composition
Since there has been a sharp decline in interesting cultural events over the past year, I thought I should post an insiprational video from the Mexican collective Interspecifics. Some very interesting sounds.

Link to content | Posted: 2021-02-13 | Category: Video

Photos from a different world
The New York Times recently published an article with photos that were accidentally discovered on the Shetland Islands. It offers a very interesting glimpse into a quite different time, when taking a photo wasn't as effortless as it is today.

Link to content | Posted: 2021-02-10 | Category: Photo

Traveling to Mars
If the last year with COVID-19 has shown something, it is that (most of) humanity is not prepared for interplanetary travel just yet. A large proportion of people appear not to handle mild lockdown situations very well and even with optimistic estimates, travel time to Mars can be measured in months rather than days. Humanity may be earthbound afterall.

Link to content | Posted: 2021-02-06 | Category: Text

Has technology destroyed society?
A very interesting story from Wired of a 25 year old bet about the future of society. One thing is certain, human created technologies, for good and bad, will affect us in yet unknown ways. The next 25 years will be interesting to watch...

Link to content | Posted: 2021-02-02 | Category: Text

The Human Climate Niche
Climate change is unarguably shifting where humans can comfortably live and in the linked paper, (projected) changes have been visualized (in figure 4), comparing now to 2070. Overlay the maps with current population density and the picure becomes even more problematic.

Link to content | Posted: 2021-01-24 | Category: Text

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