Neil Postman’s Technopoly

Science fiction has long preoccupied itself with themes of technology run rampant. From Stanley Kubrick’s HAL 9000, to James Cameron’s Skynet and the Wachowski brothers’ Matrix, we have no shortage of heartless artificial intelligences or indestructible machines revolting against their makers, waging war […]

Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves To Death

In one of his longest and most candid interviews, David Foster Wallace spoke of the difficulties of writing fiction for modern audiences weaned on television. It is not that we are stupider, Wallace argues, but that we have been trained […]