"Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us."
from Neil Postman's prophetic 1985 book, Amusing Ourselves to Death
"But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin."
John the Savage in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World
"Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions"
"The adoption of agriculture, supposedly our most decisive step toward a better life, was in many ways a catastrophe from which we have never recovered"
from Jared Diamond's famous essay, The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race
"Strap myself into a small rocket-room that is powered by the burnt remains of prehistoric kelp, in which I avoid dying by spinning a plastic circle wrapped in optional cow skin."
Zach Bornstein's description of driving a car, from A Typical Day-->
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📢 Recent Updates / Resources (Last Edited May 2021):
May 2021: New op-ed (on police tech) in the Chicago Tribune 📰
May 2021: New working paper documenting BookCorpus 📚 📄
April 2021: New op-ed (on algorithmic transparency) in The Hill! 🏛
April 2021: CSCW 2021 Papers now in the official ACM Library! 😎
March 2021: Volunteered at FAccT 2021 🦜🙂
January 2021: I started tracking books I read 📖
December 2020: Three papers accepted to CSCW 2021! 📄📄📄😃
October 2020: New tool: a Rogers Park local news archive 🏘️📰
Augusts 2020: New "Tulsa Flop" paper about TikTok+collective action!
June 2020: Some tech+social justice resources from Ruha Benjamin ⚖️
June 2020: My Apple News research was featured by The Guardian 🙂