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Why We Choose Surveillance Capitalism

Winter 2020Michael M. Rosen argues that Americans don’t care about privacy as much as they say

The Analog City and the Digital City

Winter 2020L. M. Sacasas on how online life breaks the old political order

Eat Me, Drink Me, Like Me

Winter 2020Tara Isabella Burton asks whether love in the attention economy is unreal

Do We Want Dystopia?

Winter 2020

Stefan Beck on nightmare tech as the fulfillment of warped desire

Trouble for Hedgehogs

Fall 2019Michael M. Rosen asks whether generalists are due for a comeback

The Ancientsí Tech Anxiety

Fall 2019Charles T. Rubin on the shallowness of reading mythology as sci-fi

Analog Anchors for the Online Adrift

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

All Activities Monitored

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

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