The current democratic systems have troubles dealing with global problems such as climate change, unsustainable economic development, and gender and racial inequality. Without compelling visions of alternative futures, it’s hard to address the multiple crises and risks of our time. The researchers network Alternative Future-Making aims to explore and develop new forms for how we can articulate and debate alternative futures.
Culture can be a tool for change across boundaries. In this Medea Vox episode, we’re discussing culture in regard to sustainable urban development. What role can culture play? Can we look at culture as a dimension to—or a pillar of—sustainability that is equal to environmental responsibility, social equity, and economic viability?
New technologies have great potential to support education. However, bringing innovation to the school, university, learner, and teacher is a challenging endeavor. In this Medea Vox episode, we discuss how new technologies change the way people think and learn. More in particular, we discuss games, project-based learning and data analytics.
Large corporations, capitalism and technological innovation will solve climate change. That is the story we’re being told, but is it true? Professor Daniel Nyberg wants us to stop believing in that narrative, which he describes as a “corporate myth.” This myth is dangerous because it prevents us from thinking of other solutions to climate change, such as regulations and building stronger societal institutions.
For a hundred years, we’ve been burning fossil fuels to get from point A to point B. Now, when climate change is accelerating, we need other means than the car for individual transportation. Is bicycling part of the solution?
To combine reflection with action is not as easy as one may think. Research ethics, feminism and activism are some of the topics that Mary Brydon-Miller and Maria Persdotter discuss in this episode of Medea Vox.
Virtual reality is celebrated as the ultimate medium for storytelling. Some even say that virtual reality can make you feel empathy in ways that no other media could. In this episode of Medea Vox, we gather three media scholars to discuss the concepts of augmented and virtual reality. Should we believe the hype?
Many of us track our everyday activities. But what does the era of digital storage do to our concepts of identity and self-representation?
Migration and globalization are forcing museums to think about their role in society. Can they balance the pressures of nationalism and multiculturalism?
In this episode of Medea Vox, we discuss what a “smart” home is—and what new ways of being together the Internet of Things will enable.