We live in rapidly changing times, a digital age where many of the jobs being done in 20 years’ time haven’t been invented yet, where brain and child development is progressing fast. Yet our schools are dinosaurs.
Ever wondered what it is in life you are missing out on? Bored at work, school or university, in your leisure time? Want to do more of the thing you are best at? Then it could be that you need to find your Element.
When photographer Sebastião Salgado produced a major exhibition on migration, he spoke of migration as ‘the complete reorganisation of humanity’, and declared that he wanted to show ‘that a true human family can only be built on foundations of solidarity and sharing’
The Internet has provided amazing opportunities to explore and learn, and to push beyond a static conception of identity. We also know it has the potential to decentralise knowledge and control. However, an increasingly dark side is emerging, an invisible revolution in how we consume information
The Selfish Society opens with an arresting quote from poet Adrienne Rich: ‘In those years, people will say, we lost track/of the meaning of we, of you/we found ourselves/reduced to I’. She proceeds to explore territory revived by books such as Oliver James’s Affluenza, rallying against the rise of consumerism, an increasingly fascinating area when considered in the light of the recent rioting that took place in the UK.