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Our common pursuit of a good life starts and ends with people, not platforms or profits, or the promise of power. To judge which paths toward the future are best and which are likely to betray their promises, we must start with knowing what is good. 7 posts
More Convivial Tools for a Better Digital Life
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Ivan Illich and his concept of "conviviality" can help guide us toward better choices, and better communication, in 2020.
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Towards Technopoly: From Technocracy to Technopoly
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The machinery of the new technocracy was most efficient when people were seen not as “children of God or even citizens but as consumers—that is to say, as markets.”
6 min read
Towards Technopoly: From Tools to Technocracy
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Cultures, Postman says, can be divided into tool-using societies, technocracies, and finally, technopolies. Let's begin with tools.
6 min read
Towards Technopoly: The Judgement of Thamus
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Reading Neil Postman Series – In the opening chapter of Technopoly, Postman makes a case for taking technological change seriously. The cultural transformation caused by new technologies happens quickly, but it doesn’t have to happen thoughtlessly.
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Reading Postman in 2020: Towards Technopoly
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If we’re already deep in what Postman called technopoly, we shouldn’t slouch towards whatever comes next. Join Matt Civico in thinking through Technopoly in 2020.
4 min read
The Mirror in the Window
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What we see on social media is very often distorted by our own experience of the feeds. By the flattening of reality into a personalized feed, the mirror in the window.
3 min read
Technology & Science
Technology & Science
Our common pursuit of a good life starts and ends with people, not platforms or profits, or the promise of power. To judge which paths toward the future are best and which are likely to betray their promises, we must start with knowing what is good.
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