Tag: Technology

Wrongworld

Even with its ambitious and compelling premise of robot revolution, HBO’s Westworld lacks the imagination to follow the story to its logical outcomes.

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.