Progress in human morality can still happen, but is far from guaranteed.
Philip Laughlin | Feb 16
A 2012 interview with former Secretary of State George Shultz, who died on Saturday at the age of 100.
Simon W. Bowmaker | Feb 10
By exploiting women, British companies gained all the benefits of powerful mainframes with little labor overhead — and no long-term commitment to their computing workforce.
Mar Hicks | Feb 8
An illustrated guide to the often-humble final resting places of famous architects, from Alvar Aalto to Frank Lloyd Wright.
Henry H. Kuehn | Feb 1
Let's give liars the obscurity they deserve.
Lee McIntyre | Jan 26
“We’re no longer in a place where everybody kind of agrees on the same definition of reality at all."
Kembrew McLeod | Jan 26
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