A new issue of First Monday is out. From Obit, a decade after its coronation as the lingua franca of technological communication, has email already lost its crown? Guy Gugliotta on how the Internet is fast unravelling mysteries of the Mayan script. Bill Davidow on the Internet “narcissism epidemic”: Don't let popularity set your standard. Is the Internet killing the porn industry? Like other media industries, porn has seen cuts in jobs and fees during its mass migration to online publishing. Will the Internet blur the standard of beauty? We are all Internet addicts now — just don’t call it that. Kevin Fitchard on how you and I could become nodes in the Internet of things. Giles Turnbull on the Internet of actual things. The PC may be dying, but computing lives everywhere. Is cybertopianism really such a bad thing? Ethan Zuckerman writes in defense of believing that technology can do good. Heath Brown interviews Nicco Mele, author of The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath. Google shares details of futuristic new office park at NASA. Jimmy Wales is not an Internet billionaire: Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has a brand new life in London with Kate Garvey, his third wife, whom he often describes as “the most connected woman in London”.
From Alternet, Fred Branfman on the world's most evil and lawless institution: The Executive Branch of the U.S. Government has killed, wounded and made homeless well over 20 million human beings in the last 50 years, mostly civilians. Edward Snowden makes headlines for Ecuador, and headaches for D.C. Ambassador Nathalie Cely Suarez. I’ll be watching you: Autumn Whitefield-Madrano on NSA surveillance and the male gaze. David Reidy on 4 bizarre things found in the NSA's secret internal magazine. Chase Madar on Edward Snowden and the American condition: Law and lawyers can’t save us from the creeping police state — but politics might. Kevin Poulsen on how WikiLeaks volunteer Sigurdur “Siggi” Thordarson was a paid informant for the FBI. Jessica Testa on how Glenn Greenwald became Glenn Greenwald (and more and more). Remember the Obama scandals? That used to be a thing. Issa saved by the news cycle: Another lying miss for the Oversight Committee chair, though this one couldn't have fallen apart at a better time. Let's be realistic: The Senate is almost as broken as the House. David Cole on gay marriage: A careful step forward. Gay rights has been one of the most hotly-debated issues of our age, but with the tide turning against opponents, how will they be remembered thirty years from now?
Larry Alexander (USD): What are Principles, and Do They Exist?; and Constitutional Theories: A Taxonomy and (Implicit) Critique. Mary Ziegler (Florida State): Originalism Talk: A Legal History. Peter Martin Jaworski (Georgetown): Originalism All the Way Down: Or, the Explosion of Progressivism. Richard Bellamy (UCL): Constitutional Democracy. Mila Versteeg (Virginia): Unpopular Constitutionalism. Gillian E. Metzger (Columbia): Administrative Constitutionalism. Emily S. Bremer (ACUS): The Unwritten Administrative Constitution. Akhil Reed Amar on American constitutionalism: Written, unwritten, and living. Moshe Z. Marvit on the most dangerous court in America. Justice Scalia vs. Justice Roberts: Terry Eastland on a dispute among conservatives over the administrative state. Grutter's denouement: Ellen D. Katz on three templates from the Roberts Court. Charles C. Turner reviews The Failed Promise of Originalism by Frank B. Cross. Pamela Karlan on the Constitution Without the Court: Protecting Americans' rights is not a job for the judiciary alone. Justin Fox on the business-friendly legislature known as SCOTUS. Clarence Thomas, Liberal: In the strange world of the Supreme Court, sometimes being an archconservative can turn you into a liberal. Mark Joseph Stern on the rudest justice: Why is Samuel Alito so nasty?