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In summer 2018, Amsterdam appointed eight-year-old Lotta Crok to the position of the first ever Junior Bicycle Mayor. According to her senior colleague Katelijne Boerma, they work in synergy and “it’s important that adult professionals help children to implement ideas that would be good for the city and the whole country." What are the main goals s…
 
The technology of AI & Robotics is getting more and more intelligent and autonomous. How do we keep control over it? In this episode, Filippo Santoni de Sio, Associate Professor in Philosophy at TU Delft, covers the following:3:02 — The definition of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics5:35 — Old-school technologies vs the latest ones. What's the d…
 
Pentagram defines itself as "a multi-disciplinary, independently owned design studio". Founded in 1972 by five partners, it still remains an example of a successful non-vertical business structure allowing four generations of designers to work under one roof. In this episode, NY-based Pentagram partner Natasha Jen talks about the origins of this "d…
 
Nick Srnicek is a Canadian writer, academic, lecturer in digital economy at King's College London, and The Terraforming expert at Strelka. He is the author of Platform Capitalism (Polity, 2016) and co-author of Inventing the Future (Verso, 2015 with Alex Williams). In this episode, Nick is interviewed by Valentin Diaconov, a Moscow-based curator an…
 
How can you stay mentally healthy and emotionally stable in the age of a total lack of stability? What are the ways to remain open and curious in today’s media climate? Do you rely on yourself or on the collective that surrounds you? In this episode we share a lecture by Brendan McGetrick, an independent writer, curator, designer, and former studio…
 
Setha M. Low, professor in environmental psychology and author of the bestselling Strelka Press book 'On The Plaza' studies how cultural, social, political, and economic relations shape public spaces. In this lecture, Setha talks about the methodologies that urban anthropologists use in their research (e.g. REAP — Rapid Ethnographic Assessment Proc…
 
What kind of cultural theory would be adequate for the age of climate disturbances, technological shifts, and large-scale infrastructures? In this episode, Jussi Parikka, a media theorist and author of 'Geology of Media', talks about the materiality of media, slow environmental violence, and the way to apply his theory to The Terraforming. Design r…
 
Art director, illustrator, and concept designer for such titles as "Ghost in the Shell", "Captain Marvel" and "Assassin's Creed" Ash Thorp develops a storyline through his work process, dwells on his favourite tools for animation and 3D-renderings, shares tips on self-organisation and destroys the myth of creative block. Books Ash mentions: "Master…
 
The term 'millennials' was invented by a pair of American marketing professionals. Many of the propagators of the worst millennial stereotypes (lazy, entitled, fragile) are marketers with a financial incentive to invoke base passions. Malcolm Harris, author of ‘Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials’, explores other angles of …
 
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