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Rethinking The World is a new regular column by Prakash Kona

The Silicon Valley of Hardware

Future Cities, a full-length documentary strand from WIRED Video, takes us inside the bustling Chinese city of Shenzhen. We examine the unique manufacturing ecosystem that has emerged, gaining access to the world’s leading hardware-prototyping culture whilst challenging misconceptions from the… Read More ›

The Gender Pay Gap

by Deborah Talbot In the last half-century, advanced industrial nations have seen immense changes in the position of women in society. They have caught up or overtaken boys in educational achievement. They have joined the labour force and all other… Read More ›

The Return of the Unabomber

Twenty years ago Theodore Kaczynski, a Harvard-trained maths prodigy obsessed with technology’s destruction of nature, was given eight consecutive life sentences for sending letter bombs in the US post which killed three people and injured 23 others. Generally known as… Read More ›

Marx Reloaded

Marx Reloaded is a cultural documentary that examines the relevance of German socialist and philosopher Karl Marx’s ideas for understanding the global economic and financial crisis of 2008-09. The crisis triggered the deepest global recession in 70 years and prompted… Read More ›

From TINA to TATIANA

A great rebuttal of the neoliberal insistence that There Is No Alternative, from loc 3840 of the recent book by Yanis Varoufakis: We were not naive enough to think that our blueprint would be implemented on the strength of its rationality…. Read More ›