I just listened to a great episode of The TropicalMBA podcast with Christopher Ryan, author of Civilized to Death (affiliate link). During the episode Chris discusses some uncomfortable truths about the exploitive nature of western society and how so many of us are conditioned into accepting it. An excellent listen.
Balena is an IoT framework for Linux devices. They have published a new project called balenaSense with instructions on how to build an air quality monitor using a Raspberry Pi and Docker.