The internet’s own Glenn Fleishman has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring back The New Disruptors, his classic podcast about creators and audiences in the New Media era — and the media were much newer between 2012 and 2014. I really hope you’ll consider backing it.Read More
Music rental services crippled consumer demand for good music technologies at the worst possible moment. As an alternative, I offer you a description of the set of technologies I use for listening to music these days.Read More
I've had enough of the rusty taste of the kinds of emotional violence we act out on each other at our worst, and I know this: seeing it, being reminded of it over and over in the media does not help make it better, especially when those media are also your friends.Read More
I am so excited for "The Stone," the New York Times' new Opinionator column on philosophy. I hope it asks simple and fundamental questions, rather than spinning off into aesthete, bouge-y Times wankery. The Times has taken a gamble with this one, and I hope they use it wisely, as a way of illuminating the unexamined assumptions of the status quo. Moderator Simon Critchley's first post, "What Is a Philosopher?", positions "The Stone" as a venue for pushing and criticizing Business As Usual, but it betrays no intellectual commitments that could jeopardize this ambitious project.