One of the major problems with many recent technological advances that supposedly save time or create convenience is that they allow employers to demand more time from us. That’s been a huge iss
In the last week, the crucial role of technology documenting the shockingly routine murder of black people by the police has again been demonstrated. According to The Guardian, 566 people have been ki
Atrios is right. Self-driving vehicles ain’t going to happen, at least not in the United States. Volvo’s North American CEO, Lex Kerssemakers, lost his cool as the automaker’s semi-a
Above: Rare earth miner, Jiangxi Province, China, 2010 While I roll my eyes a bit at some of the jargon, the overall points of this review of a new book titled The Geology of Media, asking us to refle
Who else is excited to have your workplace performance monitored by drones? I know I am shocked to see technological advancement embraced by employers to control workers!
A few weeks ago, I linked to a good in-depth discussion of how DuPont had poisoned the people of Parkersburg, West Virginia through the production of C8, the chemical making up the key component of Te
The Times has a piece up today on a point I made at last night’s Out of Sight event–the power of video technology to stir outrage is tremendous. Police brutality toward people of color is
This is a very small newspaper item from the small but pretty wealthy Rhode Island town of East Greenwich. But I think it is telling about education today, where school districts (and most certainly t