Connected & Disconnected

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Connected and disconnected.

Discover some resources and insights for thinking about and developing your relationship with connectivity, climate change and futures thinking.

Connected to our planet

Do you know Zara Forman? On the about page of her website, it is written:

“Zaria Forman documents climate change in pastel. She travels to remote regions of the world to collect images and inspiration for her work. She has flown with NASA on several Operation IceBridge missions over Antarctica, Greenland, and Arctic Canada. (…) Forman currently works and resides in Brooklyn, NY, and is represented by Winston Wächter Fine Art in New York, NY and Seattle, WA.”

Highly recommended. Discover below in this 7 minutes talk how @ZariaForman celebrates the beauty and fragility of Earth in her large-scale drawings of glaciers and icebergs. Truly beautiful and inspirational!

 The artist working on pieces for her upcoming exhibition. Photo: Quinn Miller-Bedell

Source: “The artist working on pieces for her upcoming exhibition. Photo: Quinn Miller-Bedell” – My Modern Met “New Hyperrealistic Pastel Drawings by Zaria Forman Capture the Spirit of Antarctica”.

Climate change awareness can also arouse your interest in your connectedness and humanity.

Connected & disconnected in the connection age

Gerd Leonhard, a European futurist, speaker and author of the book Technology vs Humanity, shares some memes and insights, especially on connectivity.

Gerd Leonhard Basic human right to disconnect

Gerd Leonhard Offline is the new luxury

Disconnect to connect the dots: people, ideas, actions, projects, and places. You may also enjoy his six minutes film ‘The Future is already here. As he puts on the description of this Youtube video:

“I am delighted to present this new 6-minute film on the future of technology and humanity. We shot this footage in some pretty amazing locations in Barcelona. In the film, I explain the key themes from my new book, Technology vs Humanity.

We are facing exponential change, and it’s only just the beginning. This could be heaven – or it could be hell; all depends on how we collaborate, going forward. The future is already here – but most of us haven’t noticed. If you can explain your job it will probably be automated – and yet the vast majority of new jobs haven ‘t even been invented yet. Human-only jobs are our future, and we now must seek to become ‘exponentially human’. Embrace technology but don’t become it – because technology is not what we seek but how we seek (…)”

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