Mayday Issue 1

by Mayday


A magazine about culture, society, technology and unpredictable realities.

We live in unpredictable times. Times of incredible technological advancement and multi-speed development. Of polarisation and immense socioeconomic shifts. It’s a time of big surprises. We know nothing. But if we know how to thrive and exist in that uncertainty, we know something. That’s why the future belongs to creativity, free will and strong character. And trust. This is how we embrace the obscure.

In this inaugural issue, we want to emphasise the existence of the non-conformists, the eccentrics and the originals. Their ideas and critical views. No matter what field they may come from. We believe in critical and independent thinking as much as we prefer character over popularity, and so, Mayday is a magazine full of heroes and villains and extreme ideas. Here you go.


Inside the issue:

The mysterious phenomenon of bees disappearing — Game jammer Julie Heyde — The world seen from a pink filter — Sociologist Rasmus Willig welcomes us to the new status hierarchy — The revolutionary story of Syrian Nissan Ibrahim — Scientist Eske Willerslev on trust and teamwork — State of the world in words and infographics — Photo series investigating if we’re already living in a simulation – Espresso from six different cities, and much more