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Reading the new IPCC climate crisis report: part 1

Today we’ll start our reading of the new IPCC climate report. In this post you’ll find a summary of the “Summary for Policymakers,” along with questions, observations, and some resources.  We’re following the online reading plan laid out here. 1: … Continue reading

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Read the IPCC climate change report with us!

Yesterday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a major set of reports about the climate crisis. These are very important documents for the topic, and so I’d like to host an online reading and discussion of them with … Continue reading

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Our Ministry for the Future reading: the end

Today we conclude our reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Ministry for the Future. If you’re new to the book club, welcome! Here’s the introductory post.  We started back in November. With this post we start discussing the fifth and final part … Continue reading

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Our Ministry for the Future reading: part 4

Today we continue with our reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Ministry for the Future. If you’re new to our online book club, greetings! Here’s the introductory post.  Today’s we’re deep in the novel, about 2/3rds of the way through.  If … Continue reading

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Our Ministry for the Future reading: part 3

Today we continue with our reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Ministry for the Future. If you’re new to the book club, here’s the introductory post.  Today’s we’re right at the novel’s middle.  If you’d like to check out our discussions of earlier … Continue reading

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Our Ministry for the Future reading: part 2

Today we continue with our reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Ministry for the Future. If you’re new to the book club, welcome! Here’s the introductory post.  And here’s last week’s discussion of part one. Already discussion has been flowing.  In comments … Continue reading

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Our Ministry for the Future reading: part 1

And now we begin with reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Ministry for the Future. If you’re new to the book club, here’s the introductory post.  And welcome to all readers! Greetings to Twitter friends like Justin Cerenzia, Steven Foerster, Rebecca … Continue reading

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The book club is back with Ministry for the Future

I think it’s time to restart our online book club.  And I know just the book for us. For those new to the club, it’s an online reading group focused on titles that might help us better envision the future … Continue reading

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Reading for the plague: a syllabus

As a futurist I spend most of my time looking ahead to understand what might happen next.  Sometimes this means drawing on my background as a literature and book person, hunting literary sources that help illuminate the future. So once … Continue reading

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Concluding thoughts on Surveillance Capitalism

Over the past three months our online book club has been reading Shoshana Zuboff’s important new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.  That’s meant a lot of writing, a heap of blogging, and a great amount of comments from you … Continue reading

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