New Inquiry editor Samantha Hinds sat down with media theorist Douglas Rushkoff in the green room of Engadget TV for a discussion that ranged from Occupy Wall Street to his new graphic novel, A.D.D., about a team of speed-addled young gamers.
Is Anyone Up works like this: You have naked photos of somebody you know.
Adapted by imp kerr from Drew Struzan’s Return to OZ poster, 1985 I was on a lunch break from the domestic violence support hotline where…
The idea that we could enter a virtual realm once eased the cognitive dissonance brought on by technology. But now it sustains an illusory divide between what we do online and off
The Facebook profile is not a window on the self. It’s a canvas
Expansive and nonsensical intellectual property regimes threaten to fence off digital abundance
The tech establishment loves transparency but the U.S. classifies more information than ever. Online government transparency initiatives are less about revealing the state than making us more comfortable revealing ourselves
Grindr is an app men can put on their phones to find other men to have sex with. But it automates the work that once made a subversive and politically potent world.
“Internet socialization is far closer to a 19th century mode of intimacy than to a dystopian future of tragically disconnected robot prostitutes. There’s a Jane Austen-ish quality to online social life. The written word gains unmatched power and inarguable primacy.”
(via Javier Rodriguez) Social media puts an end to shyness by generalizing its pathology As a shy person, I’ve believed for most of my life that…
The computer is the liar that always tells the truth. If you believe the lie—that what the computer does is beyond human comprehension, that its power exceeds its use value—then you are doomed to be its slave.