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.

the Internet itself is based on a system of binaries. Dualism, mutual exclusion, and absolutes are inherent in its structure

Each space becomes its own Generalized Other, with normative expectations about who a person is and how that person should be in the world

You might start thinking that the enemy is the internet itself. Or, by extension, that the enemy is us

There were so many people standing behind the cause that it felt like you had an army at your disposal and you could just stick up for what’s right

DIS Images invites artists to create alternative scenarios and new stereotypes

Games are therefore a fantastic example of ways in which digital technology is profoundly embodied and usually designed with the able-bodied default in mind

A suffocating deluge of violent misogyny is how American comedy fans react to a woman suggesting that comedy might have a misogyny problem

the selfie has come full circle, from sign of subject’s marginality to sign of his or her social-media importance

Now there’s an app that allows you to share the things you Hate“ 

it wasn’t enough to talk about the need for drone art; we wanted to instigate it

You can’t put a drone on a couch. An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle does not need tissues

There is, to put it bluntly and inelegantly, an explosion of drone art around at the moment

a single game of DRONE provides more clarity of purpose than the thousands of words spoken by our President

We combined this geolocation data with information relating to his life as a politician

He feels like he’s being watched all the time

Google’s job, in many ways, will never be done because the city is one long emergent phenomenon, constantly being remade and reordered

This kind of technology, in addition to making shooting more fun for them, also allows shooting to be something that they can share with others

Could we make public consultion as easy to read & respond as the average [lost] cat poster?

Domino’s has managed to make waiting for your pizza feel like better entertainment than social networks or television, and just as tweetable

my brain is always blank / my brain is alive / my brain is a burger

Just as you grieve if a friend is killed, you should grieve if a fictional character is killed

the new Silicon Valley parable: dream big, privatize the previously public, pay no attention to the rules, build recklessly, enjoy shamelessly, invoke magic, and then pay everybody off

You can share your Wi-Fi. You can share a dog. You can even share a baby

as a provocation, I said, ‘OK, I want to try to make money with my own data’

each act of listening to music may be thought of as both recapitulating the past and predicting the future

who has the authority to determine what is ‘proper’ and ‘right’ music?

using Glass is sort of like having a superloud drum circle that you wear on your face

Perhaps taking Glass off …may just become my new tell, a sure sign of budding affection