All My Friends Live In My Phone and So Do I Part IV: The Anxious and the Bored

Without delving into senseless techno-pessimism or generational abstractions, we have to ask what this technology is doing to us, and how it structures our lives.

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Poor Readers, Bad Mystics: Alex Honnold and the Heights of Masculinity

Depending on how you see it, Alex Honnold has two ways to die: by falling off a mountain, or falling out of the frame.

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All My Friends Live In My Phone and So Do I Part III: Two Houses

The establishment of the new role, the consumer of computers for the home, was only made possible by the proliferation of new form factors and roles for computers.

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Notified Off The Wagon

Alcoholism and alcohol abuse are already serious problems that are poised to be exacerbated by becoming horrific bedfellows with digital addictions.

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All My Friends Live In My Phone and So Do I Part II: A Genealogy of Silicon

Computers were fun once. They were fun in the way that rally cars are fun: for the people who got deeply into them, the real joy derived from learning how they worked.

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All My Friends Live in My Phone and So Do I Part I: Irresistible Impulse

Very recently I found myself adrift, a ghost untethered from the world. I had lost my phone.

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A List of All Suspicious Deaths of Ferguson Activists

A string of deaths of prominent Ferguson activists and their relatives, as well as others who were murdered in a similar fashion, has left lingering questions about the circumstances.

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The Ableist Logic of Primitivism: A Critique of “Ecoextremist” Thought

In his recent article for New York Magazine, Children of Ted, John H. Richardson ruminates on the recent rise of a fringe political movement centered on the writings of Ted Kaczynski, the ecoterrorist widely known as “the Unabomber.” On its face, Richardson’s article amounts to an eccentric human-interest story for a mainstream publication. Yet, in typical…

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