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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

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An Incomprehensible Intelligence
An Incomprehensible Intelligence
Reading / society

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?

Aleksei Morozov

Magazine / society
The Digital Precambrian
The Digital Precambrian
Magazine / society

More than half a century ago, PLATO became the world’s first computer system. But it soon ran into some problems that we still experience today...

Andrzej Kula

Magazine / culture
Lem, the Prophet
Lem, the Prophet
Magazine / culture

More than half a century ago, the Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem predicted a great deal of the gadgets and technology that we regularly use today.

Mikołaj Gliński

Magazine / science
Always Against the Current
Always Against the Current
Magazine / science

Within his lifetime, Viktor Schauberger was often underappreciated. Yet today, the Austrian appears to have been a technological and ecological visionary.

Monika Waraxa

Reading / society
Raise Your Own Robot!
Raise Your Own Robot!
Reading / society

A chance observation of a mother and child in a park leads our writer to reflect on the intersection of technology and emotions.

Miha Mazzini

Magazine / science
The Many Faces of Tesla
The Many Faces of Tesla
Magazine / science

Nikola Tesla was one of history’s greatest science and technology pioneers. His biography is almost as impressive as his inventions.

Jacek Świdziński

Magazine / science
Tesla’s Greatest Hits
Tesla’s Greatest Hits
Magazine / science

Nikola Tesla was one of the 20th century’s most pioneering inventors. What were his most interesting inventions?

Tomasz Sitarz

Reading / society
We Asked Teenagers What Adults Are Missing About Technology
We Asked Teenagers What Adults Are Missing About Technology
Reading / society

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?”

Taylor Fang

Magazine / culture
Skyborne Whales
Skyborne Whales
Magazine / culture

Airships – those long, cylindrical balloons that cruise through the sky – seem like a relic of a bygone era. But, with the climate now high on the agenda, they might be making an unexpected comeback.

Andrzej Krajewski

Reading / society
The Lift Looks After the Washing Machine
The Lift Looks After the Washing Machine
Reading / society

Europe’s tallest high-bay warehouse processes 120 pallets every hour. Remarkably, it’s managed by only three human employees. Our correspondent explores its intelligent design.

Agata Romaniuk

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