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A brief history of

A broad overview of the topics we delve into in maize magazine: from utopia to time, from anthropocene to failure.

A brief history of time

Our awareness of time — how we measure and explain it — is one of the most distinguishing features of humans. ...

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A brief history of the anthropocene

We live in an age marked by climate change, pollution, ecosystem crisis, depletion of natural resources, and epidemics. ...

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A brief history of corporate learning

If we want to shape the future of corporate learning, we have to know where it comes from first. ...

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What is the future of sex?

Sex and the ways in which we become intimate are changing, but for better or for worse? ...

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Long story short

Every day, another tech product is launched, and there is another acronym to learn, only to be replaced by different ones days later. Long Story Short is a series sifting through the nonsense and providing you with a go-to-glossary that makes your world much more simple, even when the rest of it is not.
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What is Arcosanti?

The story behind a projected experimental town with a molten bronze bell casting business in central Arizona. ...

by Vittoria Traverso

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What is contact tracing?

Tracing the path of contact with anyone who might have the virus is being used as a public health tool for controlling the pandemic. ...

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What is technological utopianism?

Science is capable of leading humankind to a new condition. This faith may be techno-utopian thinkers’ only common attribute. ...

by Alberto Tundo

A history of Instant Messaging and Chat

The first instant messages were for programmers and emergency communications until they entered the realm of our everyday lives. ...

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The Conversation

An intimate, enlightening exchange with some of the greatest minds in tech which explore how progress is being shaped today.

Innovation in education

Stephan Vincent-Lancrin, senior analyst at OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, discusses education of the future. ...

by Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin

AI for better customer experiences

Reza Khorshidi, global chief scientist at AIG insurance, talks about how AI is improving user experiences in the insurance sphere. ...

by Reza Khorshidi

The future of healthcare

Barak Berkowitz, Director Operation & Strategy at MIT Media Lab, discusses the future of healthcare in a digital world. ...

by Barak Berkowitz

Moonshots for Europe

Harald Neidhardt, CEO and Curator of Futur/io Institute discusses how Europe can think bigger to spur innovation. ...

by Harald Neidhardt

Afterwords

Progressing relentlessly, the Coronavirus that has isolated us and struck us numb is now putting our trust and faith in the world to the test. Afterwords is a series of individual thoughts, words and ideas from around the globe providing an intimate intake on how to figure out our next steps in a world that is different than the one we left behind.

Reflecting upon the Afterwords journey

The maize team reflects on Afterwords’ six-week journey and the themes addressed as various phases of this crisis unfolded. ...

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A light that never goes out

Chris Chavez is a yoga teacher and co-owner of Cihangir Yoga in Istanbul, Turkey, he reflects on our connection to inner truth. ...

by Chris Chavez

Building a future by being fully present

Chief marketing officer of Clementoni and father, Enrico Santarelli, reflects on the impact lockdown has had on family dynamics. ...

by Enrico Santarelli