Kickstarter: Weapons of Reason hardback by Human After All
London-based design agency, Human After All, have launched, and now successfully funded, Weapons of Reason, "A hardback book exploring the world’s most pressing challenges, and what we can do to fix them".
Now, In an attempt to avoid the obvious theme of "that sounds handy, it has been a strange year", we're going to file this lovely new kickstarter publication under 'Christmas Gifts Ideas 2020', or something, instead. And it's a good one at that.
Over the last 6 years, across 8 issues, Weapons of Reason magazine has tackled a lot; from environmental to societal issues, economics, and technology, across 120 stories and 150,000 words.
"Short-term thinking is at the heart of the challenges facing the melting arctic, the social issues that beset our exploding megacities, the crisis of loneliness in modern society, the dominance of corporations over our lives, the ecological damage inflicted by industrial agriculture, the discrimination inherent in our developing technology and the unequal distribution of wealth between and within nations. Short-term thinking prevents action on the most complex challenges facing the world."
Making these often hard-to-reach topics accessible, this new 260-page hardback book brings all of this important content together, updating on previous topics, as well as identifying common themes along the way.
Kicking-off with a forward by Tim Brown, Executive Chair of IDEO, the publication also offers column inches to acclaimed author and journalist, Maryn Mckenna, as well as journalist and lifelong activist, George Monbiot, as well as tonnes more, and even more to be announced.
Unfortunately, the early bird pricing has now gone, and they've quickly smashed their funding goal with weeks to spare, but current prices start at just £5 (e-book version), rising to £60 (including book and a print of your choice). And, it'll arrive in time to wrap-up and give as a gift!
Told you it was a good idea for Christmas.
You can view more on their Kickstarter page here:
And more about Human After All here:
Words: Joe Cooper