Dropping the Vowel
November 20, 2011
The phenomenon of Italian words losing the last vowel in New York and beyond.
January 05, 2012
Facebook adds option for users to request photo takedowns due to unflattering images.
January 05, 2012
Facebook's move to own identities in the physical world with business cards.
Makers versus Viewers
February 12, 2012
Mimi Chun's perspective on the value of creation for makers versus the outcome for viewers.
November 23, 2012
A Chinese couple refused to allow the government to demolish their home, and the road was built around it.
December 28, 2012
A discussion on the concept of 'cultural arbitrage' and its relevance in today's society.
Idiots & Taking the Long View
January 07, 2013
Daniel Mendelsohn discusses the cultural critic's role in the age of technology and the enduring significance of Marshall McLuhan's individual-focused perspective.
Being Part of the Story
April 20, 2013
The obsession with being involved in the spread of news rather than the content itself.
July 11, 2013
The era of after-the-fact photography and its impact on the nature of capturing experiences.
Seeing Through Games
July 23, 2013
The surreal experience of seeing real-life events as if they were from a video game.
Borges and Sharknado
July 30, 2013
Borges and the Sharknado Problem: questioning the need for a 2-hour movie when a short story or a two-minute trailer might suffice.
August 05, 2013
The impact of global media on time and audience when consuming content online.
August 08, 2013
The debate on curiosity and its impact on society.
August 27, 2013
A look at the engineering culture at Percolate, praised for its lack of constraints.
January 02, 2014
The importance of uncelebrated preventive measures and the uncertain interpretation of historical events.
Tech plus Culture
December 09, 2014
A comparison of Google and Facebook's approach to addressing global internet access.
Is it or isn't it?
December 23, 2014
Different perspectives on the impact of technology on society and the workforce.