nomad Issue 15 – Intelligence

by nomad


nomad is a magazine that promotes issues concerning quality of life, sustainability and society by curating the ideas of a growing global creative community. Inspired by the forward thinking approaches of creative visionaries, eco-pioneers, artists, authors, architects, entrepreneurs and designers worldwide, nomad magazine seeks out new perspectives to shape our local and global life towards a valuable future. In this sense, we are all nomads.


In this issue, we delve into the topic of intelligence and the borderlands between artificial and human intelligence. The edition underscores that while AI is remarkable, it lacks human qualities such as empathy, intuition, and ethical judgment. We pose the question of whether AI can assist us in navigating our complex world, despite its limitations. 

Renowned designers such as Philippe Starck, Martino Gamper, and the distinguished artist Trevor Paglen offer their insights, shedding light on the intersection of AI with creativity, design, and consciousness expansion. Let's contemplate the profound impact that artificial intelligence will have on our lives and the development of our society, as discussed by different pioneers, role figures, and visionaries, including CD of Sahco and Magniberg Bengt Thornefors, multidisciplinary designer and researcher Madeline Gannon, and the one and only Alice Rawsthorn. 

Jürgen Schmidhuber: The Father of Modern AI — Madeline Gannon: Sceptical Optimism — Büttner, Pérez Rosal, Philippi: Why do AI and Psychedelics attract each other? — Silke Bender: Self-Experience — Trevor Paglen: What is Truth? What is Intelligence? — Martino Gamper: Sitting with Martino Gamper — C.G. Jung’s Boys: The Collective Dreamer — Bengt Thornefors: Intelligent Incongruities — Philippe Starck: Democratic Design — Alice Rawsthron: Positive Change — John Maeda: Uphill Thinking — Richard Anjou: Form Follows Feeling — Team Dr Joseph: Natural intelligence as a resource — t.a.s.: Touching all the senses — Manuela Szewald: Timeless design is sustainability for today — Agapi Sbokou: Phāea and a truer experience of travelling