The Machinist

The Machinist is one of our five thematic syllabi, updated every week with the most interesting and provocative content on matters technological – from AI & automation via Big Tech and the digital economy to privacy and smart cities.

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A Recent Edition of The Machinist


Some of the Topics Covered

Law & Policy
Digital History & Digital Culture
The Stack: Data, Networks, Algorithms, Identity
Digital Economy
Politics as/of Technology
Mobility & Smart Cities
The Public Sphere
AI & Automation
Geopolitics of Tech & Cybersecurity

The Machinist Podcast

All of curated tech podcasts are part of the weekly Machinist but if you’d like to listen directly to the episodes from the browser or the podcast player of your choice, head over here.

Previous Editions

We’ve been publishing the Machinist every week since the autumn of 2019. A sleek, searchable and browsable archive will be released soon. We only publish a small selection of all the high-quality materials we find. So this archive will encompass many more pieces.

In the meantime, take a look at some previous editions of this syllabus on this “bookshelf”.

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