Josh Golin, Director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, fights a corporate culture of consumerism and surveillance that has ensnared our kids.
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 cultural critic David Bosworth discusses America’s myth of individualism and our need for a less atomized culture.
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.
Cathy O’Neil wrote the 2016 bestseller Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. She shares her insider’s look at how algorithms are gaming our world.
Tim Wu is a renowned scholar on our communications networks, having coined the phrase “net neutrality”. His latest book, The Attention Merchants, is a history of advertising, and it’s not pretty. He spoke with us about declining privacy and the current state of the Internet.