https://youtu.be/vl-44jDYDJQ by O Society November 29, 2019 When I first heard "Dopamine Fast," I figured they're finally giving people an IV and a pole to wheel it around behind you where ever you go. Get rid of your phone, skip the middleman, and get yer Dope fast, faster, fastest - Thanks for playing! Seems what's … Continue reading Dopamine Fast
https://youtu.be/YR5ApYxkU-U by Lois Beckett in Oakland edited by O Society October 25, 2019 For Adam Jasinski, a technology director for a school district outside of St Louis, Missouri, monitoring student emails used to be a time-consuming job. Jasinski used to do keyword searches of the official school email accounts for the district’s 2,600 students, looking … Continue reading Under digital surveillance: how American schools spy on millions of kids
by Jennifer Matsui edited by O Society October 17, 2019 The question, “What is neoliberalism?” invites a response similar to the old canard about art: “I don’t know what it is, but I know it when I see it.” Unlike art, which seldom rears its head outside a rarified, specially-designated setting, neoliberalism is everywhere, which is … Continue reading Neoliberalism: Dare Not Speak Its Name
How 'bout you? by O Society October 3, 2019 Lady on the radio says according to the Farmer's Almanac and NASA and historical records downtown whatchamajigger it has never been 100°F on October 3rd before. Now it is. Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket?
The Twittering Machine by Richard Seymour edited by O Society September 10, 2019 We are swimming in writing. Our lives have become, in the words of the author and academic Shoshana Zuboff, an “electronic text”. Social media platforms have created a machine for us to write to. The bait is that we are interacting with other … Continue reading The Machine Always Wins: What Drives Our Addiction to Social Media?
by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society August 21, 2019 It’s rare to get a billionaire to share their grand plans for the future, which is weird because billionaires pretty much rule the world. Whenever they do, though, it’s always something incredibly sociopathic, like replacing all jobs with billionaire-owned automation/AI and giving people a Universal Basic … Continue reading The Oligarchy’s Plans For Our Future Keep Getting More Stupider
This week, a Netflix documentary on Cambridge Analytica sheds light on one of the most complex scandals of our time. Carole Cadwalladr, who broke the story and appears in the film, looks at the fallout – and finds ‘surveillance capitalism’ out of control by Carole Cadwalladr edited by O Society July 22, 2019 Cambridge Analytica became the … Continue reading The Great Hack: film goes behind the scenes of the Facebook data scandal