The digital and the physical are becoming one

Design is one of the linchpins of capitalism, because it makes alienated labor possible

My hologram rendered somehow less complete. A broken stream in the data mind

Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world

Facebook is broken, on purpose, in order to extract more money from users

“Invisible Users” is one of the few texts explicitly dealing with the Internet that will not feel dated in five years

Writing for a general audience, he said, was “a responsibility of scholars

Given a city block, the challenge will be to excavate and present that information which the most people are curious about at the precise moment they walk through it

Scrobbling might be “social,” but it’s not very personal

Wikipedians may be their own worst enemy

a Predator parked at the camp started its engine without any human direction, even though the ignition had been turned off and the fuel lines closed

I would challenge the idea that trolls, and trolls alone, are why we can’t have nice things online

Memory on the Internet is both infinite and fleeting

EDM lets listeners experience what feels like risk, and excess but is actually very tightly and carefully controlled

In this climate, it gets hard to draw strict distinctions between living systems and mechanical ones

A machine does far more than the task it performs. It is forged of historical moments, acts as a flash-point for contemporary questions, and always, inevitably, produces new cultures of its own

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