Nature-like technologies, a phrase coined by Vladimir Putin, is a focal point of discussion in this recent interview with Dmitry Orlov. The technosphere can be a dangerous place, according to Orlov’s new book, Shrinking the Technosphere.  There are, however, enduring technologies such as the log cabin, with attributes that have lasted many lifetimes.

A longer version of this production is part of a pilot library project that pairs author interviews and their books, cataloged together, to broaden understanding various topics.