Don’t plan to make individuals retrain for new jobs. Instead, build a society that upholds the lives of everyone.
“In terms of the machine learning programs or robots that we have now, I basically think of them as being comparable to thermostats.”
On October 31, 2023, the British Library suffered a massive cyberattack. Since then, what has been lost?
The most tweeted about show of the decade, “Euphoria” provoked viewers to gossip about its teenage characters. What did they say?
The videos of TikToks can easily reach billions. But because the app won’t share what’s popular, we don’t know just what the world is watching.
Tech titans gained power and wealth from the accumulation of data, but that doesn’t mean they are equipped to be long-term stewards of personal and collective memories.
“I’m looking for [companies] where, you know, at the end of it, there’s some big payoff… You know, would that excite me?”
Women invented cyberspace. Yet today’s internet rewards misogyny with fame, wealth, and power. Could it be otherwise?
As the planet warms, environmental destruction obliges us to revise the technoscience expertise and institutions once based on colonial legacies.
Is “low-tech” a more sustainable alternative to moving fast and breaking things? Or just a new iteration of the neoliberal fantasy?
The struggle between the use of math for benevolent or malevolent purposes carries from at least WWII into today’s debates on AI.
“There is a deadly earnestness with which children take up whatever rules have been established for a particular context.”
"The book is about the importance of film for enabling audiences to connect to the most remote environment on the planet."
The world’s humanists might just be the new MVPs in the struggle for the future of critical thinking.
Each day, 50,000 people enter Disney’s theme parks, along with their phones, purchases, locations, and photos. What happens to the data?
“Disabled people have long made their own hacks.”
What kind of world does Spotify—through its algorithmic sorting of millions of users’ desires, through our aggregated listening—produce for us to hear?
“There is nothing shocking or radical about ending an economic practice that has too many negative externalities.”
“We’ve never had a period like this in modern American history,” lamented Governor DeSantis in April 2020, one with “such little new content.”
“Campaigns matter in part because of who meets whom, about the social networks that are shaped by that campaign as well as shaping it.”