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The Fidget Spinner Explains the World

The Fidget Spinner Explains the World | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
The latest cultural trend is a perfect fossil of human life in the immediate present.
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Wearable Fitness Devices Don’t Seem to Make You More Fit - NYTimes.com

Wearable Fitness Devices Don’t Seem to Make You More Fit - NYTimes.com | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
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Douglas Coupland on how we fell out of love with phone calls

Douglas Coupland on how we fell out of love with phone calls | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
What once seemed a blessing is now a nuisance
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All it takes to steal your face is a special pair of glasses

All it takes to steal your face is a special pair of glasses | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
Your face is quickly becoming a key to the digital world. Computers, phones, and even online stores are starting to use your face as a password.
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On Twitter, Hate Speech Bounded Only by a Character Limit - NYTimes.com

On Twitter, Hate Speech Bounded Only by a Character Limit - NYTimes.com | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
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Don’t Panic: Why Technophobes Have Been Getting It Wrong Since Gutenberg

Don’t Panic: Why Technophobes Have Been Getting It Wrong Since Gutenberg | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
When humans first developed the wheel, there were surely some naysayers who bemoaned the jobs it would eliminate, the unsafe speeds o
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Opinion: The ugliest side of facial recognition technology

Opinion: The ugliest side of facial recognition technology | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
The emergence of technologies that falsely promise to predict someone's behavior based on their facial features and expressions is a deeply troubling development.
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Facebook is eating the world

Facebook is eating the world | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
Something really dramatic is happening to our media landscape, the public sphere, and our journalism industry, almost without us noticing and certainly without the level of public examination and debate it deserves.
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Celebrating Claude Shannon

Celebrating Claude Shannon | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
The engineer’s life disproves the myth that only scientists make discoveries
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Elizabeth Eisenstein, printing press historian and tennis star, dies at 92

Elizabeth Eisenstein, printing press historian and tennis star, dies at 92 | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
She conducted pathbreaking research into the cultural impact of the printing press.
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What does it mean to be a “participant observer” in a place like Wikipedia? — Ethnography Matters

What does it mean to be a "participant observer" in a place like Wikipedia? - Ethnography Matters - Medium
Originally published by Ethnography Matters in 2012, I’m republishing this post for the reboot of Ethnography Matters th…
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Meet the digital dissenters: They’re fighting for a better internet

Meet the digital dissenters: They’re fighting for a better internet | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
Meet the digital dissenters: They’re fighting for a better Internet
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Bridges & Doors: The Will to Connection

Bridges & Doors: The Will to Connection | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
By David Beer When it comes to the demarcation of social spaces and flows, Georg Simmel’s best known work is undoubtedly ‘The Metropolis and Mental Life’. But there is much else that deals with questions concerning thresholds in his work. As David Frisby and Mike Featherstone have pointed out, the ‘theme of sensory distance and…
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Here's how we can protect ourselves from the hidden algorithms that influence our lives

Here's how we can protect ourselves from the hidden algorithms that influence our lives | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
Politicians want to regulate the software that decides if we get a loan or a job, but existing laws can already protect us – if we know how to use them.
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In 1906, one magazine warned of the loneliness of "wireless telegraphy"

In 1906, one magazine warned of the loneliness of "wireless telegraphy" | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
You can't blame everything on smartphones. Even more than 100 years ago, people worried that wireless technology would make us anti-social, as one cartoon from the archives of the UK's Punch Magazine shows. This illustration, unearthed by the Public Domain Review, was originally published on December 26, 1906, and made a grim forecast of what the next year would loo
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Did the 1938 Radio Broadcast of 'War of the Worlds' Cause a Nationwide Panic?

Did the 1938 Radio Broadcast of 'War of the Worlds' Cause a Nationwide Panic? | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
Accounts conflict about how terrified Americans really were by Orson Welles' infamous 1938 "War of the Worlds" Halloween broadcast.
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The internet as an engine of liberation is an innocent fraud – Nicholas Carr | Aeon Essays

Technology promised to set us free. Instead it has trained us to withdraw from the world into distraction and dependency
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How an angry national mood is reflected in pop culture

How an angry national mood is reflected in pop culture | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
There's only one word to descibe the national political mood in this year of Trump and Sanders: angry. But how does it express itself in the pop culture?
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Why Nintendo's Miitomo app understands friendship better than Twitter

Why Nintendo's Miitomo app understands friendship better than Twitter | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
While social media is a fun place to meet friends, the threat of abuse seems ever present. Miitomo removes it from the equation entirely
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Virtual Reality Roller Coasters Are Here (and Everywhere)

Virtual Reality Roller Coasters Are Here (and Everywhere) | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
The U.K.’s Alton Towers, which opens its Galactica ride this week, is one of more than a dozen amusement parks that are giving old rides new life with VR
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The Enlightenment is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

PubPub is a platform for totally transparent publishing. Read, Write, Publish, Review.
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The Great Expectations of Matthew Desmond

The Great Expectations of Matthew Desmond | Interaction and Technology | Scoop.it
A young sociologist lands a big book deal, wins a MacArthur Fellowship, and seeks to avoid the controversy that engulfed Alice Goffman.
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