Sat Sep 6
8:00pm Polishing book review of Stephen Baker’s The Numerati. Think I am in bad faith with this Twitter thing. Not interested in being frank.
Sun Sep 7
8:00pm If one has less stuff, does one’s identity feel more stable? The more we own, the more we struggle to curate our collections into coherence.
8:00pm How to resist novelty? Why thrift-store shopping fails: the stores are magic boxes that replenish depleted novelty, not evade it.
Wed Sep 10
8:00pm Middle class, straight, married, children: social benefits flow to you, as it’s assumed you’ve consented to reproduce society as it is.
Wed Oct 1
8:00pm Privacy can be achieved by multiplying public selves. Leaving breadcrumbs here to throw people on to the wrong trail.
Wed Oct 15
8:00pm Kenneth Arrow on the crisis: “the genuine social value” of new risk-spreading techniques is negated by our inability to understand them.