Elastic in Times of Crisis

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A NEW NORMAL 

Whether the situation is acute like SARS-CoV-2 or creeping like the climate catastrophe: what is perceived as a state of emergency can, today, be understood as a constant companion in different guises. “Uncertainty is the new normal,” explained IMF chief Kristalina Georgiewa in a recent interview with the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel. If she is correct in her assessment, we must fundamentally change our perspective on crises.

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Charles Caleb Ward: His First Appearance in Public

The Abolition of Creativity: An Essay on Artificial and Artistic Intelligence (5/5)

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By Thomas Köplin and Dirk Dobiéy

The last part of our five-part series. Read the first part here, the second part here, the third part here, and the fourth part here.

Part 5: Ratio and resilience

A unique feature of artificial intelligence is that it knows no feeling. It works logically, although its logic is not always understandable for us humans.

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Sabine Schaefer Studio TopoPhonien 1992

The Idea of a Spherical Shape of Time – Interview with Installation Artist Sabine Schaefer

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Imagine yourself a career where you play in a rock band as a teenager before starting an apprenticeship in a bank. Being a qualified bank employee only causes you one problem: You don’t feel challenged enough. So why not mastering the entrance examination at the music conservatory in Karlsruhe to become a pianist and music teacher?

Well, this career exists and marks just the beginning of Sabine Schaefer’s journey that continues further today.

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Leonard da Vinci Plan of Imola

About losers, thieves and the last job on earth: Our links of the month

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This edition of our links of the month focuses exclusively on fantastic video content from various sources. Sure, they are not brand new but even if you’ve seen them already — It’s very nice to see them again. We tried.

“Maybe we all need a reminder that every success story is incomplete without its difficult chapter.” Nice Video Essay by Adam Westbrook about hard work and a loser: Leonardo da Vinci

Meet Alice, holder of the last recognizable job on Earth, trying to make sense of her role in an automated world.’The Last Job on Earth’ is a film produced in collaboration with the Guardian Sustainable Business section.

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