Fifth edition of features and articles on what may lie ahead.
While some optimists think there will be a lasting positive change in our well-being model, with the quality of relationships and common goods at its centre, Manzini argues that things are not necessary going in that direction. A confrontation is required.
Fourth (and particularly rich) edition of features and articles on what may lie ahead.
As the Covid-19 crisis hopefully comes slowly under control, we ought to attend to a very different kind of crisis, and one which is scarcely visible: the deteriorating state of our shared social imagination.
Third edition of features and articles on what may lie ahead. Four in English, three in Italian.
Two new initiatives - one from the US and one from Utrecht (NL)
How will the pandemic change the way we live and do business? In this whitepaper the Zukunftsinstitut describes four possible scenarios of how the corona crisis can transform the world.
Here are some more features and articles on what may lie ahead.
L'idea di un "ritorno alla normalità non sembra più sostenibile. Ci sarà una nuova normalità che per tanti versi è molto diversa dalla vecchia normalità. E le scelte che facciamo ora - in fretta e senza pensarci troppo - avranno un impatto su quel mondo diverso in cui vivremo.
The idea of a "return to normal" seems no longer tenable. There will be a new normal that is in many ways very different from the old normal. And choices we make now - in a rush and without much thought - will impact that different world we will inhabit.
Two articles, one by Matt Simon in Wired and another by Benedict Carey in the New York Times, summarize scientific research that illustrates why mass panic is unlikely in this pandemic situation.
How are we doing in this emergency? Collecting the answers we will not only know how we are, what has changed in our habits, and what our needs are, but we will also observe how the people close to us are doing in the various neighborhoods and throughout the City of Turin.
Come stiamo in questa emergenza? Raccogliendo le risposte potremo sapere non solo come stiamo noi, cos'è cambiato nelle nostre abitudini e quali sono le nostre necessità, ma osserveremo anche come stanno le persone a noi vicine nel quartiere e in tutta la Città di Torino.
Carissa Véliz is a philosopher and ethicist who works on digital ethics, practical ethics more generally, political philosophy, and public policy
A visit to the smart-city-in-progress at Sidewalk Toronto prompts questions about what it means to "participate" in civic design.
Presentation event on 14 February in Torino of the European project that aims to improve the liveability of the areas around the river Dora
Evento di presentazione del progetto europeo che intende migliorare la vivibilitÃ delle aree attorno al fiume Dora
A new psychology study on how being disrespected leads to increasing cynicism has repercussions for online behavior
The psychologist Amy Orben talks about the widespread fear that smartphones are harmful to our wellbeing - and the difficulty of proving it
Nat Kendall-Taylor studied nearly 40 different social issues and the cultural models people use to understand them. He found three cultural models that stymie social change, and three research-based messaging strategies that can help shift them.