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Glasgow-based artist and filmmaker Rachel Nolan uses photography to abstract the mundane.

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Shoshana Zuboff’s treatise “Surveillance Capitalism” warns how big data commodifies us all, writes Nik Williams

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Can hunger stones,a chilling ecological warning from our ancestors, help inform new thinking on how to save the future? By Alex Elliott

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