Explore twelve contemporary utopias—radical visions to help navigate the collective confusion of our realities. Venture through real and imagined ideal cities, contemplate meals that rival religious experiences, and learn about a never-ending archive of the world.
Investigating social fields impacted by the internet, through art, as technology changes how we perceive the world.
The World Wide Web utopia
Humanity should be the purpose of data and machines at work, but, today, that’s not quite the case.
The promised land is always promised
According to a rabbi, utopia is a place that can never exist, even where there is a strong belief in a higher power.
a conversation with Rabbi Irwin Kula
We need More
Thomas More’s 1516 work is considered the birth of the concept of euphoric living, but More wasn’t first to examine an ideal society.
The century gap
Will we ever achieve gender equality in the workplace as worldwide data points to a gender gap that is like to continue into perpetuity?
A brief history of utopia
Utopias are appealing because they give people an opportunity to withdraw from their problems and enter a world of bliss.
Mostly plants, not too much
A philosophy about how to dine with reverence challenges us to go back to a place in time where food is sacred.
a conversation with Michael Pollan
Death is not an option
Biomedical gerontologist, Aubrey de Grey, explains why the elixir for life may be closer than we think.
What is Arcosanti?
The story behind a projected experimental town with a molten bronze bell casting business in central Arizona.
A road to paradise
From an avant-garde noise album to a non-school, eight ideas to think beyond the limits of our realities.
Drill, cut, and sew
In The Rebel Surgeon, Erik Gandini tells the story of a Swedish surgeon who moves his practice to a small village in Ethiopia.
by Henry Albert
On the edge of sound
Music provides an escape from the darkness of our lives, giving us the possibility to transcend time.
by Andrea Dusio
In the 1970s, a group of mountaineers started despising the myth of a hard and pure climber.
How to become an altruistic leader
When it comes to leadership, a utopian approach is not the right path to follow. What is, then?
by Isaac Getz
A state of independence from The internet
How can we manage a World Wide Web that is inherently separate from reality, where our usual rules do not apply?
Brave new work
Aaron Dignan helps companies navigate the unchartered territory of the workplace of the future, advocating for open information.
Harvesting an educational utopia
H-FARM is creating an innovation hub where entrepreneurs, professionals, and students live together.
maize is a triannual magazine powered by H-FARM, an international hub for innovation, education and entrepreneurship, that explores the complexities of innovation and the shifting dichotomy between technology and evolution through the lens of philosophy, arts, and humanities.
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