|Building the future, living in the past?||
Robots aren’t likely to replace postal workers in Japan, but they may soon be looking after grandma – or sharing the bed. Christopher Simons explores some of their unique impacts.
|Christopher Simons||November, 2017||507||Buy|
We urgently need to slam the brakes on automated violence. Noel Sharkey dispels some myths about the newest arms race. Illustrations by Simon Kneebone.
|Noel Sharkey||November, 2017||507||Buy|
|Audrey Watters: ‘AI is ideological’||
Think of computer code as a new and powerful accomplice to legal code – the rules by which society finds itself governed. Who gets to enforce it? asks Audrey Watters.
|Audrey Watters||November, 2017||507||Buy|
|The age of disruption||
Technology is changing society at breakneck speed but considerations of human impacts lag far behind. Dinyar Godrej sketches out some of the key political battles ahead.
|Dinyar Godrej||November, 2017||507||Buy|
|And finally... Thea Gilmore||
British singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore’s acclaimed new album The Counterweight was written during the turbulent events of 2016. She spoke to Danny Chivers about music, politics and crying on stage.
|Danny Chivers||October, 2017||506||Buy|
|Also out there...||
Black Orchid String Band; Dream Theory in Malaya; Road to Mandalay; My Pure Land; Protest: Stories of Resistance; The Great Regression; Good Money
|Mixed Media: Books||
The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk; The Gurugu Pledge by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel; Walking on Lava by The Dark Mountain Project; Out of the Wreckage by George Monbiot.
|Mixed Media: Music||
At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me by Saz’iso; Frost on Fiddles by Frigg.
|Mixed Media: Films||
Tramontane directed and written by Vatche Boulghourjian; Kills on Wheels directed and written by Attila Till.
|Only Planet - No need for violence||
Cartoon by Marc Roberts
|Marc Roberts||October, 2017||506||Buy|
Jean Paul Saint Fleur photographs two boys getting ready for carnival in southern Haiti.
|Jean Paul Saint Fleur||October, 2017||506||Buy|
|The persistence of patriarchy||
Renowned US feminist Cynthia Enloe reveals how patriarchy is adapted and sustained by its adherents – knowledge which is essential to challenging it
|Cynthia Enloe||October, 2017||506||Buy|
|Big Bad World - Poverty Debate||
Cartoon by P J Polyp
|P J Polyp||October, 2017||506||Buy|
|Worldbeaters: Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar||
Richard Swift takes aim at Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar, once friends but now foes at the pinnacle of violent South Sudanese politics.
|Richard Swift||October, 2017||506||Buy|
|Making Waves: Jamila Afghani||
A profile of Afghan campaigner for women’s education and rights Jamila Afghani, who started by persuading the imams. Beena Nadeem talks to the unassuming trailblazer
|Beena Nadeem||October, 2017||506||Read|