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How Technological Progress Turns Time Against Us

The more time technology saves us, the less we feel we have. Three researchers explore this modern 'double paradox.'

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Nic Ulmi

GENEVA — In his memorable 1989 short story "Walter," Italian author Michele Serra imagined the "time, multiplied by millions of people" we spend "confused in front of supermarket shelves," where there are 64 different brands of toothpaste, "vainly trying to decide which one to buy."

The short story's hero concludes, "I don't have anymore time," and then promptly goes mad.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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