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Netflix and Nil

Winter 2019James Poulos on why being online turns us into nihilists

How Tech Utopia Fostered Tyranny

Winter 2019Jon Askonas argues that authoritarians’ love for digital technology is no fluke — it’s a product of Silicon Valley’s “smart” paternalism

Time to Log Off

Summer/Fall 2018Ian Marcus Corbin on being online and recognizing inhumane arrangements for what they are

How Facebook Deforms Us

Summer/Fall 2018L. M. Sacasas on the too-savvy idea that strengthening our social fabric can fix the platform that’s destroying it

The Tech Backlash We Really Need

Spring 2018L. M. Sacasas on why Silicon Valley will only be strengthened by its present scandals unless we ask deeper questions

Attending to Technology

Winter 2016

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

The Politics of Digital Shaming

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

Friendship Does Not Compute

Spring 2012Peter Lopatin on the pathologies that arise from digital relationships

Hiding Behind the Screen

Summer 2010Roger Scruton on the risks of friendship and the costs of shirking them

Avatars in the Workplace

How Businesses Are Adapting to the Virtual World

Spring 2010G. Anthony Gorry

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