An essay on money magic money trees, public debt, and the need to imagine post-growth systems of credit Every month, I get a notification from the bank: your credit card payment has been received. Like many millennials, I have been in debt since I turned eighteen. It started with the loan I took out toContinue reading “Who Owns The Debt?”
You know when you meet someone, like through a mutual, for the first time, and then with awkward small talk you find something bizarre that you have in common. You were at the same gig once at a 30-person venue in 2008. Or you grew up a few streets away from each other. You bothContinue reading “Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener”
One of the jobs I have at the moment is based in a university department that focuses on the sociology, anthropology and political economy of medical science and health technologies. We have a reading group, every fortnight or so, and usually we read established STS (science and technology studies) journal articles in light of contemporaryContinue reading “The Data Revolution by Rob Kitchin”
“Ultimately, the privacy of our data depends on the ownership of our data.” I’m a little embarrassed to say that before this book, I knew very little about the Snowden revelations, nor about Snowden himself. The disclosures made in June 2013 were logged in my mind somewhere between Wikileaks and Assange, and those briefest ofContinue reading “Permanent Record by Edward Snowden”
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