Edition April 3, 4 and 5, 2008

Jordi Isern. Jordi José. Lawrence Krauss. Paul Nicholson. Miquel Ortega. Raj Patel. Platoniq. Richard Stallman. Jordi Torra.

The fifth edition of NOW explores three big paradoxes of the present that have generated new forms of research and activism. At a time when scientific advances allow for unforeseen knowledge of the universe, light pollution keeps us from seeing the stars. For the first time, the number of overweight inhabitants worldwide is larger than the number that goes hungry, creating irrational systems of food overproduction. At a time when new information technologies have begun to come within the reach of a wider range of people, the control of its operating systems remains in the hands of just a few.

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