This publication is a collection of transcripts of eight interviews that journalist Marta Peirano conducted with world thinkers as part of the (re)programming – Strategies for Self-Renewal.
As a growing population is sharing an ever-shrinking planet, we have found ourselves at an existential crossroads: do we bring the mistakes of the enlightenment and industrialization to their logical conclusion or should we develop a capacity to reprogram ourselves as a species in order to survive? Some of the solutions might be technical, but most of the obstacles are not. Through surveillance, manipulation and escapism, multinationals and foreign governments are using the powerful tools that could help us manage the climate emergency to manage us instead. The apocalyptic narratives of destruction, natural selection and space colonization distract us from the urgent need to manage our resources and mitigate a disaster.
What will it take for humanity to change its course and build a responsible future for the generations to come?
This reader seeks answers to these questions by focusing on solutions, finding tools, words and visions across disciplines, from energy and infrastructure to community building and AI.
(re)programming: Strategies for Self-Renewal [a reader]
Contributors: Marta Peirano, Kim Stanley Robinson, Lučka Kajfež Bogataj, Luka Omladič, Ida Hiršenfelder, James Bridle, pinchito, Navine, Sinan, Benjamin Bratton, Miha Turšič, Miloš Kosec, Marko Bauer, Michal Owczarek, Peter Purg, Jiska Morgenthal, Holly Jean Buck, Senka Šifkovič Vrbica, Borut Tavčar, Rok Kranjc, net0, laura, zoe, Anab Jain, Špela Petrič, Saša Špačal, Anja Planišček, nikamahnic, mata, jana, Kate Crawford, Nika Mahnič, Sanela Jahić, Lenart J. Kučić, anja_arih, Adam Harvey, Siri, Joana Moll, Luka Frelih, Filip Muki Dobranić, Dušan Caf, Paul, useruser, Hope Jordan, Astra Taylor, Asja Hrvatin, Barbara Rajgelj, Tjaša Pureber, Bernadette Buckley, Zarja, Dejan, Eyal Weizman, Urška Henigman, Matevž Čelik, Marko Peljhan, Bernadette Buckley, Micah J., RF.
Book editor: Janez Fakin Janša
Content editor: Marko Bauer
Language editor: Miha Šuštar
Transcriptions: Dražen Dragojević
Design and layout: Federico Antonini, Alessio D’Ellena (superness.info)
Print: Collegium Graphicum d.o.o
No. of copies: 700
Format: 10.5 x 16.7 cm
Published by: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Represented by: Marcela Okretič
Ljubljana, March 2022
Co-published by: Mladinski center Velenje
Outreach partner: NERO
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