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Speakers 10/9: Nathan Shedroff

His talk was mostly lighthearted, which was nice, but as far as I’m concerned, his work brings some serious questions to the table. Drone and robot warfare, the stuff of countless science fiction stories, is a life-threatening issue for our time. But discussion of weapons was basically not present in his talk until the Q&A […]


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The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

I read Walter Benjamin’s The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproductionin the hope that it might provide an exit strategy from the digital content stalemate, the Mexican standoff between (let’s count them!):

content creators companies that own content consumers who pay for digital content consumers who do not pay for digital content […]


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Speakers 9/18: Pamela Yates, Paco de Onís, Bea Gallardo

I left the talk thinking about how work like theirs, opposing an extremely powerful entity with deep connections in the government, will be affected by the rise of surveillance culture in our world. The choice of tools becomes extremely limited when your adversary has unlimited access to the information permanently stored in a vast array […]