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Can Art Really Make A Difference?
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Can Art Really Make A Difference?

Can art really make a difference? In this article republished from The Conversation, Associate Professor Joanna Mendelssohn argues that in the creation of art, we can challenge assumed knowledge and power and “awaken the conscience of the world”, acting as witnesses to crimes against people and the environment, and enabling others to view the world differently. [...]

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by , 2 years ago


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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Analytica?

The extraordinary revelations from the Observer/Channel 4 investigation into the practices of the digital marketing firm Cambridge Analytica have, like many a great internet controversy, produced great outrage but few answers or ways forward. People are rightly horrified at the prospect of such comprehensive personal information being used to manipulate them by the million, but also daunted by the task... Read More

by David Paris , 2 years ago

Green Agenda - Cambridge Analytica

Culture, Info & Tech

Lost In The Numbers: The Missing Politics Of Big Data

Everyone encounters big data: via social media, financial transactions and public transport. Although all of these things are useful and fascinating, they simultaneously arouse feelings of discomfort: how far does the – largely invisible – influence of all of these data collections reach? In this article republished from Green European Journal, they interview Marleen Stikker, an expert who has been... Read More

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Culture, Info & Tech, Why are we here?

Turned Upside Down: Fake News And The Future Of The Media

A revolution is taking place in our communication. Across the world, structures have collapsed because of their dependence on a funding model that no longer works. This has allowed new digital platforms to expand their reach ever further, and to tighten their grip on the information we circulate and are exposed to. Fake news is thriving in this new media... Read More

by Green European Journal , 2 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Economic Justice, Featured, What alternatives?, Why are we here?

The Robots Aren’t Coming. 
They’re Already Here.

Developments in automation and data exchange are launching us into what some are calling the fourth industrial revolution. From retail to transport, farming, medicine and of course manufacturing, there are few areas of employment and the economy that will remain unaffected. [...]

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by , 3 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Economic Justice, Theory for what's next, Why are we here?

Confronting Advertising: the elephant in the bus shelter

This is an edited version of a presentation to the UNSW / Australian Earth Laws Alliance conference, Building the New Economy, Sydney, August 15. It is also the first stage in a larger research paper being prepared for the Green Institute. Comment, feedback and ideas are welcome. —————————————————————————————— Confronting Advertising: The elephant in the bus shelter Here is how Nancy... Read More

by Tim Hollo , 3 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Economic Justice, Featured

World in Transition

The world is rapidly changing around us. It always has done. Change is one thing that is constant. Although with global warming, rising sea levels, growing inequality, the digital revolution there is force behind the notion that we are living through a period of significant transition – both a time of fear and opportunity. Transitions happen at a global, community... Read More

by , 4 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Featured

Art and Activism

Alex Kelly explores the power of art and story in responding to the changes we are experiencing and will continue to experience as a result of the climate crisis. [...]

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by Alex Kelly , 4 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Responses

Response by Russell Edwards to “It’s the culture, stupid!”

Tim Hollo’s essay was a delight to find. What a relief to see such important truths voiced in a prominent arena. To point out that the cause of the ecological crisis is culture, not choices; that the crisis will only be averted by undermining and ultimately replacing the dominant culture; that making a tactical choice to endorse the existing culture, in... Read More

by , 5 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Responses

Response by David Holyoake to “It’s the culture, stupid!”

While not a direct response to Tim’s essay, the following article from David Holyoake, from a new UK arts activist collective, Forever Swarm, explores similar themes from a UK perspective. The article was first published in Voices, Global Call for Climate Action 7 April 2015. Arts and culture – the missing link to winning the climate fight  [...]

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by David Holyoake , 5 years ago