Activist, author, and sociologist Gail Dines discusses the impact of pornography—particularly in its virulent and violent Internet form—on culture.
Jonathan Taplin, former music and film maven, tells what the new rentier economy of Internet aggregators has done to the arts, journalism, and democracy.
Author and endocrinologist Robert Lustig explains the neurochemical difference between happiness and pleasure and how it’s been exploited to make so many of us fat, addicted, and depressed. Then, he reminds us how to reclaim our health.
In a wide-ranging conversation, philosopher Michael Zimmerman contextualizes our technological journey within the history of Western thought.
Twenty years after first warning of Internet addiction, Dr. David Greenfield’s diagnosis has gone from outlier to mainstream. He explains what we know, what it means, and what can be done.
Narayan Liebenson, a guiding teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, speaks to us about the benefits of mindfulness and attention. How might smart devices be impacting our ability to be present?