The Machinist – Bookshelf

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Welcome to the “bookshelf” of The Machinist, our weekly syllabus on technology. Here you’ll find the highlights and download links of recent editions of this curated syllabus.

Read, listen and watch the best pieces on the digital economy, Big Tech, AI & automation, smart cities, tech policy, cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies and more.

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#34 – May 31, 2020

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#33 – May 23, 2020

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#32 – May 16, 2020

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#31 – May 9, 2020

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#30 – May 2, 2020

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#29 – April 24, 2020

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#28 – April 17, 2020

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#27 – April 9, 2020

Highlights:

  • “Technocrats of the Imagination” and the collaboration of the art world and the military-industrial complex during the 1960s (book link)
  • Autocracies and how digital repression is not a substitute for brute repression but rather a complement to it (document link)
  • “The Problem of Innovation in Technoscientific Capitalism” and data rentiership (article link)
  • On “Asian roboticism” and how Asians have already been rendered as “robotic” subjects and labour (article link)

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#26 – April 3, 2020

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#25 – March 25, 2020

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#24 – March 19, 2020

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#23 – March 12, 2020

Highlights:

  • Tech-enabled deliberative platforms create new relationships between citizens and policy-makers (video link)
  • AI utopia, corrupted (podcast link)
  • Ransomware-As-A-Service economy (article link)
  • Think-tanks & neoliberalism – by ways of arts & cybernetics (book link)

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#22 – March 5, 2020

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#21 – February 27, 2020

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#20 – February 19, 2020

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#19 – February 12, 2020

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#18 – February 5, 2020

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#17 – January 29, 2020

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More coming soon

We’ll be adding further historical editions here soon. We will also be launching a full archive – searchable and browsable – for all the materials featured not only in the Machinist but also in all of our other syllabi as well as a growing mass of content that we uncover but don’t publish.


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