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Can Chess Survive Artificial Intelligence?

Spring 2019Yoni Wilkenfeld on how computers take the error out of human chess — and the adventure

After Technopoly

Spring 2019Alan Jacobs on why getting beyond rationalism requires the return of myth

All Activities Monitored

Summer 2019Jon Askonas on how military drone surveillance is quietly creeping into policing, business, and everyday life

Analog Anchors for the Online Adrift

Summer 2019Ian Marcus Corbin on how Moleskine sells durability to ephemeral selves

In Search of Lost Time on YouTube

Summer 2019Laurence Scott on how the platform takes us to places where we ache to go again

Tell Him Something Pretty

Summer 2019Robert Herritt on Deadwood's lowly view of reason

Making Friends of Trolls

Spring 2019Caitrin Keiper on finding familiar faces behind the black mirror

Imagine All the People

Spring 2019James Poulos on how the fantasies of the TV era created the disaster of social media

The Emergent Order of Twitter

Spring 2019Andy Smarick on why the platform should be fixed from the bottom up, not the top down

The Distance Between Us

Spring 2019Micah Meadowcroft on why we act badly when we don’t speak face-to-face