Our built-in biases help explain our post-truth era, when “alternative facts” replace actual facts, and feelings have more weight than evidence.
Lee McIntyre | Jan 21
A glimpse of an alternative economic and industrial history and future, in which the Luddites were successful in their battle against alienating technology.
Miriam A. Cherry | Jan 19
Children today are the very first generation of citizens to be datafied from before birth. The social and political consequences of this historical transformation have yet to be seen.
Veronica Barassi | Jan 14
Over the course of the 20th century, capitalism preserved its momentum by molding the ordinary person into a consumer with an unquenchable thirst for more stuff.
Kerryn Higgs | Jan 11
Heba Y. Amin & Anthony Downey in conversation.
Anthony Downey | Jan 6
In giving voice to the digital ghosts of the deceased, chatbots are trying to succeed where photography and dreams fail.
Davide Sisto | Jan 4
The author of “OD: Naloxone and the Politics of Overdose” examines the history and political sociology of a life-saving drug, and a movement seeking to rewrite the tired plot of overdose scripts.
Sam Kelly | Dec 28, 2020
An excerpt from the science fiction master's memoir “Highcastle: A Remembrance."
Stanisław Lem | Dec 21, 2020
Many of our most influential experiences are shared with and, according to a growing body of cognitive science research, partly shaped by other people.
Michael J. Spivey | Dec 17, 2020
Three international security experts chart the rise and fall of radiological weapons programs in the United States and the Soviet Union.
Morgan L. Kaplan | Dec 14, 2020
Retail-related space catering to the automobile became a common feature of the landscape that distinguished the Los Angeles metropolitan area from all others in the country.
Richard Longstreth | Dec 10, 2020
Installation art urged a deeper physical relationship with the material world, but also an awareness of the historical and cultural associations that places and things carry with them.
Tony Godfrey | Dec 8, 2020