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Before Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam Knew Ticketmaster’s Monopoly Power All Too Well
In 1994, Pearl Jam tried to end Ticketmaster’s dominance. Can Taylor Swift fans do what the grunge band couldn’t?
Yesterday 5:30 am
The Qatar World Cup Ushers in a New Era of Digital Authoritarianism in Sports
With drones, video cameras, facial recognition software, and undercover police, the tournament may be the most-surveilled sporting event ever.
November 28, 2022
The World John von Neumann Built
Game theory, computers, the atom bomb—these are just a few of things von Neumann played a role in developing, changing the 20th century for better and worse.
November 9, 2022
Elon Musk and the Silicon Valley Right
This week on
The Time of Monsters
podcast, Jacob Silverman joins the show to discuss the reactionary politics of “the Paypal mafia.”
October 19, 2022
What Do We Do in a Rapidly Heating World?
geopolitics are only getting hotter—both urgent existential threats.
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October 18, 2022
The Uncategorizable Bruno Latour (1947–2022)
The scholar, who passed last week, revolutionized the field of science and technology studies and challenged the very notion of disciplinary boundaries.
Paul N. Edwards
October 18, 2022
Electric Vehicles Won’t Save Us
A national fleet of battery-powered cars is unlikely to prove sustainable and could have catastrophic consequences globally.
Priti Gulati Cox
October 14, 2022
The Intimate and Interconnected History of the Internet
Kevin Driscoll’s new book
The Modem World
offers a picture of an early Internet defined by community, experimentation, and lack of privacy.
October 3, 2022
Has Labor Become More or Less Powerful Over the Last Two Decades?
Neither Aaron Benanav’s
Automation and the Future of Work
nor Sarah Jaffe’s
Work Won’t Love You Back
was written with the pandemic in mind but together they serve as an indispensable guide to the broader dynamics of work in the contemporary moment.
August 23, 2022
What’s Life Like for the Content Moderator?
Hanna Bervoets’s novella
We Had to Remove This Post
attempts to get inside the mind of one the Internet’s frontline workers.