Published: Sunday, May 17th 2020
Welcome to my first "links of the week" series of posts :). Here goes:
While working in the garden I always try to catch up on podcasts and radio shows. This weekend I wanted something fresh so I did some googling and stumbled upon an amazing postcast called Europarama. It’s a podcast about science fiction and the future of Europe, and how we can imagine multiple futures for the old continent through science fiction. During the weekend I managed to listen to almost every episode - and they were well worth a listen!
I also learned that Europarama is produced in collaboration with what appears to be a very interesting magazine called Are We Europe, exploring "what it means to be European in an increasingly chaotic world". I have to spend some time exploring their "borderless storytelling" more closely.
This is a link I’ve had in my bookmark collection for some time and it’s really interesting to go back to and look at from time to time. I remember when I first discovered it via TED about a year ago, I hooked up the laptop to the living room TV and the whole family travelled virtually across the world to see how other families are living, organized by income. Dollar Street by Anna Rosling Rönnlund at Gapminder is both eye-opening and entertaining.
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