Skip to main content
Login or Signup
Thinking about media, tech, science, and society through a vitalist lens. My personal site, occasional blog & archive.
The Big Promise, revisited
Published: Dec 08, 2023
A year+ into the AI boom, what has the tech industry learned about manipulating society with the promise of existential advances?
The Big Promise
Published: Mar 02, 2023
Is Artificial General Intelligence the start of a new era of big tech deception?
Published: Feb 16, 2023
Sorry: this is a post about satisfaction, sports, and soccer vs. baseball.
Published: Feb 01, 2023
Are computers really as valuable as we seem to think they are?
Not a real post
Published: Nov 12, 2022
Why I haven't blogged in a bit, plus what an AI thinks the "High Priest of the Intergalactic Church of Vibrations" looks like.
Published: Sep 26, 2022
If you care about open peer review metadata (and, I mean, who doesn't), please consider taking a small action today.
Published: Sep 01, 2022
Jeff Pooley has the goods on the OSTP announcement: it's a great step, but not without significant downside risk for equity in publishing.
Published: Aug 19, 2022
I'm beginning to suspect most business leaders don't actually understand productivity at all.
Published: Aug 15, 2022
Our little open academic publishing niche needs to talk about the link between underpayment, sustainability, and equity.
Road to nowhere
Published: Aug 14, 2022
It's not just the Hyperloop. Tesla is also a distraction from the fact that cars are slower, less-efficient trains that you're forced to drive.
Read all >>
Highlights & Deep Dives
Why traditional startups struggle to disrupt the academic publishing industry.
Is sourdough goyish? A personal essay.
Let's talk when the metaverse can directly feed the hungry, house people, or remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Wanted: Late Capitalist Tech Worker
A Prototype for Stemming the Flood of Misinformation during Breaking News Event
Warning: Some Collaboration Required
The viral publishing game is over and we all lost
A Death In The Family
Savor your newspaper. This is what it feels like when it’s gone.
Read all >>