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Evgeny Morozov

Proof That Boredom Isn't As Bad As Your Parents Always Told You

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

City-dwellers (especially New Yorkers) tend to pride themselves on their jadedness. A blasé, don't-know-don't-care attitude allows them to walk by va...

To What End Are We Connecting the World?

Chris Hoofnagle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Chris Hoofnagle

The Circle joins Gary Shteyngart's hilarious Super Sad True Love Story in its prediction of the kind of world we might get to live in if we continue to outsource our data and decisions about it to Silicon Valley's technocrats.

All the Young Technocrats

John Patrick Leary | Posted 06.15.2013 | Detroit
John Patrick Leary

Note the grand ambitions here: A little consulting firm will address homelessness or truancy "for as long as it takes to make your problem our own" (shouldn't homelessness already be "our" problem?).

Morozov Is Wrong: Smart Technology Enhances Choice

Ron Davis | Posted 05.18.2013 | Technology
Ron Davis

But making choices involves more than pondering the alternatives. Evgeny Morozov's picture of autonomy and choice hearkens back to decayed ideas from centuries past.

#HonestBlurbs

Posted 04.03.2013 | Books

Blurbs have often been looked upon suspiciously by journalists. Do the authors really believe what they write on the covers of fellow authors' books, ...

Designing Geopolitics

Carla Leitao | Posted 09.09.2012 | Arts
Carla Leitao

Designing Geopolitics, the second of a series of events organized by D:GP [The Center for Design and Geopolitics] at CALIT2/UCSD, La Jolla/San Diego, ...

Meme Wars and the Death of the Underground

Rajiv Naresh | Posted 04.17.2012 | Media
Rajiv Naresh

We must consolidate a singular identity. With 845 million users worldwide, Facebook has decided on behalf of the cyber universe that everything MUST be social. And the tyranny of a compulsorily social world is that it negates the possibility of the underground and the alternative.

The Internet as a Tool for Repression

Mark Engler | Posted 06.28.2011 | World
Mark Engler

Evgeny Morozov criticizes the assumption that the Internet is necessarily helping to promote democracy.

The Lost Art of Staring into Space

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

At a bakery near my apartment last Sunday, I watched a girl, about 10 years old, eat a cupcake and try to get her mother's attention, but Mom had eyes and fingers only for her iPhone.

Sat Dishes and Revolution: Why Al Jazeera Matters There -- and Here

Tom Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Watson

You won't find it on Time Warner or Cablevision, but Al Jazeera's English language television service is laying claim to the viewing loyalty of news-hungry, media-obsessed Westerners.

Alec Ross' Odd Tweet About 21st Century Statecraft

Andrew Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Andrew Rosen

We continue to hear about the country's positive scientific developments, including the winner of the most recent Apps for Africa contest. But we should also be hearing as much as about the setbacks.