John Foster / 21 Jul 2023

The Inhuman Condition

Surviving Artificial Intelligence

You’ve seen it before. It’s a title that screams marketing department, with all the requisite keywords required to stand out at an airport bookstore:(...)

John Foster / 04 Nov 2022

Alienated by Technology

Non-things: Upheaval in the Lifeworld, by Byung Chul-Han

When talk of the “information age” first began in the 1960s, it implied optimism. Information is knowledge, of which more is better than less, generally speaking.(...)

John Foster / 28 May 2021

Rage Against the Machines

Breaking Things at Work, by Gavin Mueller

Technology is so thoroughly imbricated in our lives that questioning it has become taboo. Particularly on the left, where it's synonymous with the emancipation of labour.(...)

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