"When you give yourself over to the inactive state, you’re also giving yourself over to an internal roaming. Without that, there really isn’t a capacity for surprise, for discovery, for actually learning something new about yourself or the world."—Josh Cohen, in our interview about his new book Not Working.
"Computers can learn from examples how to recognize something. [...]This is one way that you can form the concept of an apple, although it has nothing to do with an apple. An algorithm will never bite an apple, or taste one, or pick one from a tree."—Philipp Schmitt, in our interview about his new book Computed Curation.
"I saw, in all these different practices, some kind of artistic creature who uses science but also design and technology to re-investigate the relationship with the Earth."—Ruben Jacobs, in our interview about his new book Artonauts.
"What I love about compassion, what makes it so cool, is that when you give back to others, the person who benefits the most is actually you."—Parneet Pal, in our interview about her work at Wisdom Labs.
"If you care about giving communities stability and a chance to keep themselves safe and produce a civic life, then housing is a big part of that story."—Matthew Desmond, in our interview about his book Evicted.
"A lot of the things that people deal with in psychology that are treated as individual pathologies, are more a product of the economic structure in which we’re embedded, namely advanced capitalism."—Michael Arfken, in our interview about his conference on Pathologies of Capitalism
"My project is like visual research into women on the shelf, arranged marriage, and the irrelationship—the forced intimacy—of it all. I want viewers to experience those forced relationships."—Yingguang Guo, in our interview about her photo series The Bliss of Conformity.
"Maybe the ‘love’ metaphor is an interesting one; we shouldn’t fall in love with the future, it’s too dangerous. We need to keep a distance, have a mature relationship."—Andrew Keen, in our interview about his book How to Fix the Future
"The notion that disruption is the highest form of behavior in tech culture is, to me, sad."—Jonathan Taplin, in our interview about his book Move Fast and Break Things
"When you are an autodidact, you learn only from your mistakes. So, I learn a lot."—Audrey Tautou, in our interview about her photo series Superfacial