The quantification of bodies, senses, and experience did not begin with surveillance capitalism but can be traced back to mathematical and statistical techniques of the 19th century.
Chris Salter | May 17
Despite the dangers, secret communication is at the heart of espionage operations and essential for spy work.
Kristie Macrakis | Apr 20
An excerpt from the celebrated 19th-century photographer's memoir "When I Was a Photographer."
Félix Nadar | Feb 6
To many urban Americans in the 1920s, the car and its driver were tyrants that deprived others of their freedom.
Peter Norton | Jul 25, 2022
A deep history of mass manipulation, from the 1920s through the mid-1970s.
Robert Gehl and Sean Lawson | Jun 29, 2022
For over a century, buttons have conjured fears of all-or-nothing actions that could spiral out of control.
Rachel Plotnick | Jun 16, 2022
In October 1989, as the Cold War was ending, television viewers in the Soviet Union tuned in to the first of a series of very unusual broadcasts.
Wladimir Velminski | Translated by Erik Butler | Mar 4, 2022
The story of teaching machines is deeply intertwined with Skinner’s psycho-technologies, which laid a foundation from which education technology has never entirely broken.
Audrey Watters | Sep 3, 2021