Tag: Internet

Episode 5: Silicon Valley and Beyond

Featuring: Meredith Broussard & Margaret O’Mara

What we can learn from Silicon Valley’s history as we envision more just technologies for the future?

Episode 4: Cultures Online

Featuring: Lauren Michele Jackson & Richard Jean So

What new cultural forms are developing in the vast universe of the internet? How can observers and scholars keep up with the accelerated pace of human creativity online?

Episode 3: Societies Online

Featuring: Alice E. Marwick & Siva Vaidhyanathan

What kind of social space are we inhabiting when we’re online? How do practices like data collection, data brokering, and surveillance underwrite the “free” services we enjoy?

A Tale of Two Valleys

To understand Silicon Valley, first examine the stories it tells about itself; just like, to understand the Victorian age, first read writers like Dickens and Dreiser.

Episode 2: Individuals Online

Featuring: Amanda Hess & Jenny Odell

What exactly are we doing when we’re spending time online? Who profits from our presence there?

Episode 1: Origins of the Internet

Featuring: Charlton McIlwain & Fred Turner

Where did the internet come from? Who gets left out of dominant stories about its origins? And what can history teach us about how to make the internet better?

“Everyone Writes Stories”

In the old days, people used to talk about gaming the system. It meant manipulating the rules to produce a desired outcome. The term was popularized by software ...

Be Kind, Rewind

Biologists use the term endling to refer to the last remaining member of a particular species. As of May 2019, there is only one remaining Blockbuster video store left, located in Bend, Oregon ...