Insight weekly: Putting the brakes on the robots + The problem with recycling + The workplace in art 0

In this week’s Newsletter; eminent scientists from the Royal Society and British Academy call for a new approach to deal with the challenges of automation; Michael Tyerman on why it’s no longer enough to use recycled materials; Mark Eltringham considers how artists have depicted the workplace over the centuries; Neil Usher describes the thinking behind the groundbreaking new offices for Sky; Ian Ellison in conversation with Ben Waber in the Workplace Matters podcast; the stellar growth of telecommuting in the US; how smartphones distract us even when they’re not even on; and much more. Download our Briefing, produced in partnership with Boss Design on the link between culture and workplace strategy and design; visit our new events page, follow us on Twitter and join our LinkedIn Group to discuss these and other stories.