Review of Gateways. Comparing Digital Communication Systems in Nordic Welfare States (Nordicom, 2023), by Signe Sophus Lai and Sofie Flensburg We’ve been barking up the wrong tree. Or, at least, wh... »
Review of The End of Reality: How 4 Billionaires Are Selling a Fantasy Future of the Metaverse, Mars and Crypto (Public Affairs, 2023) by Jonathan Taplin A clique of billionaires is destroying info... »
Review of The Cost of Connection: How Data Colonizes Human Life and Appropriates it for Capitalism (Stanford University Press) by Nick Couldry and Ulises A. Miejas This is a book about a topic fami... »
Book Review: Human-Compatible – Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control (Viking 2019) by Stuart Russell AI has severe limitations. Still we have reasons to worry – both because of these ... »
Book review: Race after Technology by Ruha Benjamin This is a timely book. It hit the market just as three United States cities – San Francisco, Oakland and Somerville – voted to ban facial recogni... »
A how-to explanation in four minutes, including a review of Harvard-sociologist Soshana Zuboff’s latest book Soshana Zuboff’s book “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” has received an enormous amou... »
Book Review: Tim Wu. The Curse of Bigness. Antitrust in the New Gilded Age (2017) In March 2019, the next elections for the European Parliament will take place. If you think about what you could wi... »
Book Review: Franklin Foer. World without Mind. The Existential Threat of Big Tech (2017) This is a fantastic book, full of stories and real insights. In the center: the showdown between Franklin F... »
Book Review: Jonathan Taplin Move fast and Break Things: A music manager’s strategy to fight the monopoly power of Google & Co Jonathan Taplin is one of those guys who, judged by the width of t... »
Book Review: Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment by Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang Will publishers, recording labels, and movie studios be able to meet the cha... »