From the International Journal of Emerging Techologies and Society, Danielle Couch, Pranee Liamputtong and Marian Pitts (La Trobe): Online Daters and the Use of Technology for Surveillance and Risk Management. Gladden J. Pappin (Harvard): Liberty, Technology, and the Advent of Social Networking. Rachel Lee (UCLA): Haptics, Mobile Handhelds, and Other "Novel" Devices: The Tactile Unconscious of Reading across Old and New Media. Introducing the iFactory: Apple reinvented gadgets — now it should reinvent how gadgets are manufactured. An interview with Edward Jung, the CTO of Intellectual Ventures, who believes we need a new model of innovation to solve our biggest problems. The four stages of introducing new technologies: Futurist Brian David Johnson explains how society moves from fear to acceptance of smartphones, computers, and other advances. Earth Station: Alexis Madrigal on the afterlife of technology at the end of the world. An interview with Peter-Paul Verbeek, author of Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things.
A new issue of Praesidium is out. Elizabeth de Freitas (Adelphi): Parkour and the Build Environment: Spatial Practices and the Plasticity of School Buildings. From the International Journal of the Commons, a special issue on the 20th anniversary of the publication of Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action by Elinor Ostrom. The Michael Walzer Affair: An excerpt Unjust Honoris Causa: Chronicle of a Most Peculiar Academic Dishonor by Aleksandar Jokic and Milan Brdar. What makes us human? In major new books, an economist, a philosopher, an evolutionary biologist and two psychologists offer compelling and very different answers. The evolution of gossip: How dishing got dirty. From Tehelka, where do capitalism and democracy go from here? Thomas Friedman and Pratap Bhanu Mehta in conversation with Shoma Chaudhury. High Society: Medical marijuana is set to arrive in DC this summer, but the drug is already a much bigger part of upper-middle-class life here than you might think. Is solving nonprofits' challenges as easy as creating a map?
David Ellerman (UC-Riverside): Is Wall Street Capitalism Really "The Model"? An interview with Julia Ott, author of When Wall Street Met Main Street: The Quest for an Investor's Democracy. Occupy the SEC: Moving from the campsite to the weeds of regulatory reform. The worst regulation in history? Jeffrey Friedman and Wladimir Kraus on the Recourse Rule. The mathematical equation that caused the banks to crash: The Black-Scholes equation was the mathematical justification for the trading that plunged the world's banks into catastrophe. From The International Economy, is the era of financial globalization over, or at least about to begin a significant reversal? A symposium of views. The end of Wall Street as they knew it: After surprisingly successful financial reform, public vilification, and politics that have turned against them, the Masters of the Universe are masters no longer (and more). Matt Taibbi on why Wall Street should stop whining. OWS and the downfall of the smartest guys in the room: Sarah Leonard unmasks the financial elite's intellectual pretensions.