The mysterious intelligent ocean in Stanisław Lem’s “Solaris” has been interpreted as a metaphor for the subconscious, God, modern technology, and more. But what if we saw it as an emblem of social media?
In a world of social media and internet scrolling, information is everywhere. How can we turn off and avoid overstimulating our brains?
Israeli journalist Nadav Eyal – author of the book “Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization” – talks about the crisis of globalization and the ongoing revolt against it.
Alan Rusbridger talks about the how “The Guardian” was founded, the issues with media monopolies, and why news should be a public service.
Social media allows young people to explore how they express themselves, says the winner of a youth essay contest organized by “MIT Technology Review”, in response to the question: “What do adults not know about my generation and technology?”
“Przekrój” revisits the story of our magazine – from a cramped tenement block in post-war Kraków, to the relaunched and revitalized quarterly in modern-day Warsaw.
More than 180 years ago, a New York newspaper published a series of sensational reports about life on the Moon. They fooled most of their readers, including some scientists.
In future, it might become possible to simulate entire universes. But if this an option, how can we know that it’s not already happened?
The observable universe is a big place that has been around for more than 13 billion years. Up to two trillion galaxies made up of something like 20,000 billion billion stars surround our home galaxy. In the milky way alone scientists assume there are some 40 billion earth like planets in the habitable zone of their stars. When we look at these numbers it is hard to imagine that there is nobody else out there.
So what is the difference between you and a rock? This seems like an easy, even stupid question. But even the smartest people on earth have no idea where to draw the line between living and dead things. Which leads to mind-blowing implications. What is life after all? And is death really a thing? Lets look into it together.
The attic episode.
Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history.
The onion episode.
Professor Filutek and Filuś go mushroom hunting.
“White Balance” by Witek Orski, seeks to expose, by way of the senses, that there is no such thing as a single shade of white, a single model that could be set in contrast to that which is considered by the majority as ‘the other’.
“Felix Culpa” is a series of personal collages by Jagoda Valkov. In her works, the artist combines photographs from her family archive and albums belonging to other members of the Families of Nazareth Movement (within which Valkov was raised) with contemporary symbolic graphics. Here we have processed memories of adolescence and 13 years of life within a religious organization.