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In cyberpunk, the physical configurations of human bodies tend to express their own utopian political dimension.
The air in Iran has been throbbing with revolutionary fire, and we, the exiled, can feel its warmth from afar.
#MeToo has not much altered the science professions, and it likely won’t until the culture of science is dismantled and rebuilt from the ground up.
Eschewing any concrete political stance, Transcendental Meditation deals in vagaries: world peace, widespread happiness, perfect government.
Blind is an anonymous forum used by tens of thousands of tech workers to vent and gossip. Now, its insights are repackaged and sold to bosses.
In the wake of electoral rejection, the orange beast of Mar-a-Lago slouches toward another run for the White House.
The nameless protagonist of Henry James’s 1898 novella “In the Cage” finds her counterpart in the modern-day social media manager.
Memories are what we are made of.
«Plato marked the difference between hypomnema (material memory, the importance of keeping a record) and mnemo (remembrance). Hegel used the term Gedächtnis to refer to anamnesis, and Erinnerung to denote the actual things that are recalled. But this is far from the rule.»
Afewerki’s attack on Tigray is the culmination of the Eritrean dictator’s ambition to become master of the Horn of Africa.
When it comes to understanding animals and nature, humans aren’t nearly as intelligent as they believe themselves to be.
Caregivers and disabled people have been left to hack their way through a world indifferent—if not outright hostile—to their actual needs and desires.
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