Is that 10?
One of the dumbest things you were ever taught was to write what you know. Because what you know is usually dull. Remember when you first wanted to be a writer? Eight or 10 years old, reading about thin-lipped heroes flying over mysterious viny jungles toward untold wonders? That’s what you wanted to write about, about what you didn’t know. So. What mysterious time and place don’t we know?
E. Gabriella Coleman’s new book Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking (2012, Princeton University Press) is an ethnography of Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS) hackers working on the Debian Linux Operating System. July 16, 2014 at 11:30AM
I was scrolling through Tumblr the other morning (like I do) when I came across “the world’s tallest slum.” Located in downtown Caracas, an unfinished 45-story skyscraper that was supposed to host Venezuela’s business elite is now home to an estimated 3,000 squatters. July 16, 2014 at 11:25AM
if we were to treat technological literacy as currency then we are faced with anarchism for the rich and capitalism for the poor. Through this lens it’s hard to read “learn to code!” as anything other than a call to bootstraps
I spent last week at a Dark Mountain retreat at Schumacher College in Dartington just outside Totnes, UK. July 02, 2014 at 09:27AM
In their essay last fall on the state of economics, Seth Ackerman and Mike Beggs charged that today’s mainstream is irredeemably captured by conservative ideology. The good news is they’re wrong — Piketty’s work testiﬁes to that. July 02, 2014 at 11:43AM
I’ve been writing about Piketty’s work for more than a year, as the first inklings of his French-language publications began to trickle into the Anglosphere. July 02, 2014 at 10:50AM