The new show Utopia tries to build the perfect society. It involves a lot of ... -

Parents swear this NYC school is a utopia

New York Post - 18 Nov 2018
For Tribeca parents Dror Benshetrit and Davina Rosenbaum, morning drop-off involves a lot more than just saying goodbye to daughter Noi, 5, and son Oht, 3. Once the family arrives at school, the day begins with a music circle, where parents and ...

Akon's Tech Utopia

Black Enterprise - 15 Nov 2018
In his breakout hit single “Locked Up,” hip-hop star, producer, and songwriter Akon Thiam sings “Freedom ain't gettin' no closer.” Yet, Akon's philanthropic work and vision for an empowered African diaspora are all about freeing others from economic ...

Why Sweden's cashless society is no longer a utopia

World Economic Forum (blog) - 12 Nov 2018
The Swedish retail payment market is rapidly moving away from using cash. The outstanding value of cash in circulation has dropped to 1% of Swedish GDP. This development raises some crucial issues regarding the state's role in the payment market.

Nightmares of Utopia

The Good Men Project - 18 Nov 2018
My daughter is now twenty-four. She majored in philosophy and religion in college because she said she wanted to learn the fundamentals of past thinking. It was an ongoing conversation in our family as she grew up. To understand how we humans got here, ...

Dreams of utopia before the Nazi nightmare - 15 Nov 2018
This gratuitous assassination gave him a posthumous popularity he'd never achieved during his lifetime, and lent his utopian uprising a new, albeit shortlived, lease of life. Hitler was among the 100,000 mourners who attended Eisner's funeral, wearing ...

Why We Need Utopian Fiction Now More Than Ever

Gizmodo - 07 Nov 2018
From the neon-drenched noir of Altered Carbon to the technophobic Black Mirror, dystopia is all over mainstream entertainment these days—and considering the current political climate, it's easy to see why. But when was the last time you watched a ...

Concrete Utopia

Archinect - 14 Nov 2018
In columnist Belmont Freeman's latest article for Places, he examines the exhibition “Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980,” now on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and finds a rigorous and revealing survey of ...

A Cryptocurrency Millionaire Wants to Build a Utopia in Nevada

New York Times - 01 Nov 2018
There is a fuzzy line between these utopian visions and get-rich-quick schemes. Several cryptocurrency projects have been shut down by regulators; apparent hucksters have been arrested; and a plan to transform Puerto Rico with cryptocurrencies has been ...

Nostalgia for utopia - 15 Nov 2018
We all know that as we grow older we look more fondly on the past, either because “things were better then” or because we ourselves were better – or younger, at least. Recently, this bittersweet personal desire to return to the past – nostalgia – has ...

'Women's Wave' catching up to Bay Area's 'little feminist Utopia'

The Mercury News - 10 Nov 2018
Is the rest of the country finally catching up? “You're a little feminist Utopia out there,” said Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Politics and Women at Rutgers University in New Jersey, a state without a female congresswoman for more ...

David Byrne's American Utopia Could Be Coming to Broadway

Vulture - 21 Oct 2018
Take a look at this news! It's passing in between us. For those who weren't lucky enough to catch David Byrne's current (and excellent) American Utopia tour over the past few months — which was birthed to accompany Byrne's equally excellent American ...

Young photographers gather to shoot 'utopia'

Daily Sabah - 11 Nov 2018
The Elgiz Museum is hosting "Resource Utopia," an exhibition of a photography and video project that evolved following the Utopia idea of German philosopher Ernst Bloch. A group of 13 artists under the age of 40 living in Turkey who produce photographs ...

Dress Rehearsals for Utopia

Jacobin magazine - 03 Nov 2018
The revolution put forward the utopian ideal of a harmonious society in which the good life could be attained by all, but the reality the revolutionaries faced was one of material privations, political instability, and armed conflict. The festivals ...

Exclusive: Stream Stephen Steinbrink's New Album, Utopia Teased

Paste Magazine - 05 Nov 2018
Oakland-based singer-songwriter Stephen Steinbrink's eighth studio album Utopia Teased is due out this Friday, Nov. 9, via Western Vinyl / Melodic Records, but you can stream the LP in full today, exclusively at Paste. Steinbrink wrote Utopia Teased in ...

The Death of Cyber Utopia

Lawfare (blog) - 06 Nov 2018
PDF Version. A review of P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Booking, “LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media” (Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 2018). ***. Back in the mid-1990s senior leaders in the U.S. Air Force were deeply enmeshed in ...

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