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Technology and Culture


Attending to Technology

Winter 2016

Alan Jacobs offers an aphoristic critique of social media, commentary, and our credulity before algorithms

Hard to Believe

Winter 2016Robert Herritt on how we know what we know, and what to do when experts disagree 

The X-Files and the Demon-Haunted World

On why we want to believe

Fall 2015Ari N. Schulman

Attention Deficit

Fall 2015Diana Schaub reviews Matthew B. Crawford's book about an increasingly limited resource

Is Pope Francis Anti-Modern?

Fall 2015M. Anthony Mills on the encyclical's critique of “the technocratic paradigm”

Miss Marple and the Problem of Modern Identity

Fall 2015Alan Jacobs on being known by one's neighbors versus being known by the state

Virtual Reality as Moral Ideal

Winter 2015Matthew B. Crawford on learning how to live in a world that resists our will

Love Conquers All

Reading The Blithedale Romance, a novel of utopian hopes and human passions

Spring 2015Jenna Silber Storey and Benjamin Storey read The Blithedale Romance, a novel of utopian hopes and human passions

The Politics of Digital Shaming

Spring 2015Rita Koganzon on Internet mobs and their outrage at everyday speech

Competing to Conform

Spring 2015James Poulos reviews Peter Thiel’s Zero to One