A data-driven utopia

It is now about 4 years ago I did my master thesis on data-driven design for sustainable development. My thesis was in short, an investigation of how we could leverage data and technology to more easily align the sustainability perspective with the almighty money-making perspective in the world of design and business. Since then, I… Continue reading A data-driven utopia

Why have we stopped dreaming of a better future?

Futuristic movies and books often depict a very Dystopian image of the future. A dark, polluted world consumed by technology, where scarcity, war or disaster dominate our lives. Often times with a power-hungry totalitarian regime creating conflict in their pursuit of ultimate control. I’m thinking 1964, Blade runner, Star wars, et cetera. They are very… Continue reading Why have we stopped dreaming of a better future?

COVID-19: Disaster or opportunity?

The actual human suffering from the COVID-19 is undeniably a horrible thing. Yet, I cannot avoid thinking that this crisis has the potential do us more good than harm in the long run. The current trajectories of our planet health – like biodiversity collapse, water scarcity, desertification and global warming – suggests we have a… Continue reading COVID-19: Disaster or opportunity?

Activism. Not Extremism.

I struggle in being an advocate of environmentalism. Most often it’s in conversations about things like food or consumption. I might say something suggestive about how climate-intensive the livestock industry is. When doing so, there is conflict in me. I feel like a radical know-it-all trying to force people what to eat. At the same… Continue reading Activism. Not Extremism.