“GRAINS OF ATTIC SALT”

11/14/2010

Literature Machine
(Suzanne Moyer, New York Magazine, 11/11/2010)
A facotry ran by controversial “author” churns out assembly line lit. A thousand monkeys on a thousand typewiters…

I’m Trapped in the Feedback Bubble
(Lynn Parramore, Salon, 08/10/11)
The internet was supposed to connect us with others, a larger world, but Eli Pariser says we are constantly only encountering a version of ourselves determined by algorithms telling who we are.

A Fresh Look at the “intellectual terrorist who was going to “divide history into two halves” “
(Jonathan Ree, The Humanist,06/11/2010)
The ideas and history of the fiery, inspiring, occasionally offensive, and often misunderstood, Freidrich Nietzsche, get a succinct and surprising reappraisal and contextualization.

A quick glance at our lack of a generation
(Zadie Smith, NYRB, 06/11/2010)
Renowned writer provides a cutting critique of the today’s interactions through a review of the movie “The Social Network” and the book “We Are Not Gadgets”. Or is this another hackneyed “kids these days…” statement?

How you speak affects the world you walk through…
(Loro Borodistky, Wall Street Journal, 23/07/2010)
Cognitive science reveals new insight into the old addage “language shapes our world…”

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