31 episodes

"Nature as it was, technology as it could be."

We are 2 university students who think overexposure to the Internet is harming society's collective mental health. Each week we discuss a different topic relating to art, nature, history, or technology, with the aim of finding degrowth solutions to the issues of industrialization. New episode every Monday

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"Nature as it was, technology as it could be."

We are 2 university students who think overexposure to the Internet is harming society's collective mental health. Each week we discuss a different topic relating to art, nature, history, or technology, with the aim of finding degrowth solutions to the issues of industrialization. New episode every Monday

    Learning from Home

    Learning from Home

    For the final installment of our Modern Times series, we tackle the topic of modern education. Classrooms have been the same for the last 150 years, and giving kids tablets is not the solution to this outdated situation. Hear us talk about the history and theory surrounding successful education!

    1:32 - A brief history of education

    6:20 - What should be the goal of schooling?

    7:56 - What should be taught at school vs. at home?

    15:58 - How to integrate technology

    34:44 - Creating well rounded, and balanced students

    45:00 - Memory and competence in the age of the internet

    • 52 min
    Modern Art

    Modern Art

    The third installment of our modern times series is all about the Modernist art movement of the 20th century. Politics, globalization, and industrialization all contributed to the revolutionary works of all our favorite painters, authors, and architects- from Picasso to Gertrude Stein.
    1:30 - Contextualizing modernism

    3:59 - Modernist movements, from impressionism to surrealism

    24:46 - Historical roots of abstract art

    30:30 - Modern conditions driving abstraction in art

    35:33 - Why people dislike modern art

    39:47 - The aura and experience of modern art; the benefits

    44:51 - Modern architecture

    52:59 - Ideas from our listeners

    • 1 hr
    The Rise of the Far Right

    The Rise of the Far Right

    The social and technological acceleration of the last decade has given rise to some extreme movements. Authoritarianism. Anti-intellectualism. A return to primitive political motivations. Hear us discuss the causes of all these, and more, in this episode- 'The Rise of the Far Right'.

    Follow us on Instagram, @the_environmental , for more cultural and political analysis.

    • 53 min
    Coronavirus & 5G

    Coronavirus & 5G

    Conspiracies: some are crazy, some are confusing, some are correct. How do you discern what to believe? Why is conspiratorial thinking so popular in modern politics? Listen to this episode for an in-depth discussion of all things conspiracy, as well as the 'coronavirus 5G' theory.

    For more content about culture, climate change, and the modern world, visit @the_environmental on Instagram

    • 56 min
    Dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs

    The wonder of the world before humans: megafauna roaming on continents still unsplit, living with Earth's rapidly changing geology. On this episode we discuss dinosaurs through the lenses of intro paleontology, cultural representation, and mythology. ft littlefinger from The Land Before Time

    • 44 min
    Trains

    Trains

    Trains are the veins of society, they are a symbol of degrowth and development - an interesting contradiction. On this week's episode we talk about the history and future of train technology, as well as the cultural and environmental significance of communal transportation.

    • 40 min

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