An aggregated reading list of the best, in-depth thinking from around the web on the impact of technology and social media, curated by Nathan Jurgenson and Cyborgology.
“Using microchips, proud grandparents threaten to store thousands of images on portable show-and-tell miniscreens”
“The most important Google Glass experience is not the user experience – it’s the experience of everyone else”
“with Silicon Valley at the helm, our life will become one long California highway”
“Is a tweet labor? Is a Facebook post labor?”
“digital poetics has reignited artistic emphases on processorial, fragmented conceptualizations of literature”
“we might someday wonder why our childhood memories are held under DRM”
“TED talks just to keep from looking at the cops”
“Real life isn’t lived in just the “digital” or “physical” realm. It’s actually an interplay between both realms”
“If we want to protect privacy, we should be more clear about why it is important”
“a trend emerged where visual anonymity led to less disclosiveness”
“Is documentary vision a new way of dreaming? Does it enmesh the “virtual” with the “physical”?”
“Novels about robots are still novels. Get over it“
“I’d rather be a cyborg than a romantic”
“we need to believe in a “second self” as a fantasy”
“Timeline creates an infographic of our lives”
“We don’t like cultural capital to be appropriated without authenticity”
“there is no good pre-internet metaphor for what it’s trying to do”
“sources confirmed that the president said “Go get ’em!” and quietly watched the drone fly off into the night sky”
“The Auto-Tune or not Auto-Tune debate always seems to turn into a moralistic one, like somehow you have more integrity if you don’t use it”
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