2020’s first installment of Metal Machine Music will be a little thin, I’m afraid. Life has been getting in the way of newslettering lately—a trend tha…
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Welcome to your next installment of Metal Machine Music. I’ve fallen a little behind on my weekly cadence—which, fair warning, will probably keep happe…
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This week’s newsletter is a little unusual. It only has one section, which is devoted to sketching out some possible contours of a left tech policy. In…
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This week’s Metal Machine Music is about: what happens when you platformize the police a roundup of readings on subjects ranging from the smart city to…
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Metal Machine Music. Here’s what I’ve got for you: Why the tech left needs a usable past How a bunch of British socia…
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This week I’m mostly thinking about AI ethics and algorithmic warfare. Both phrases kind of stress me out, so I guess you could consider this the Hallo…
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Welcome to the inaugural edition of Metal Machine Music. This one is mostly focused on automation, but it also includes a roundup of some recent pieces…
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Welcome to Metal Machine Music, a newsletter offering left-wing perspectives on tech. I took the title from Lou Reed’s 1975 drone-metal album of the sa…
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