On the Social Media Ideology | Geert Lovink

The slogan “You are what you share” (Charles Leadbeater) expresses the transformation of the autonomous unit of the self into an outgoing entity that is constantly reproducing its social capital through the transmission of value (data) to others. Let’s face it: we refuse to perceive ourselves as “slaves of the machine.” Continue reading On the Social Media Ideology | Geert Lovink

Walking | Henry David Thoreau

This week’s addition to the Sunday Reading list comes from pioneering Transcendentalist and proponent of Civil Disobedience Henry David Thoreau. It comes in the shape of his 1962 essay titled ‘Walking’ (sometimes referred to as ‘The Wild’). The essay was molded in during the course of various lectures given by Thoreau – the first being in 1951 at Concord Lyceum. Continue reading Walking | Henry David Thoreau

Trump’s Climate Change Denial And Its Repercussions on India | Aditya Kashyap

Though lack of US technical and financial support may lead to short term hiccups, however, this  could be an opportunity for India, in particular, to drive technological and manufacturing advancements in green, energy-efficient technologies as the US raises the white flag. Continue reading Trump’s Climate Change Denial And Its Repercussions on India | Aditya Kashyap

Who’s Afraid Of The Post-factual | Emmanuel Alloa

At large, conspiracy theories are making a great comeback, with the rise of creationism, vaccine hostility or climate denial, and what is significant, is that this time, they wield the banner of emancipation from imposed narratives. No one has ever invoked as often the need for pluralism as the advocates of “alternative truth;” no one has ever called more vociferously for democratic freedom of speech than xenophobic isolationists. Continue reading Who’s Afraid Of The Post-factual | Emmanuel Alloa

When Russians Were Equated With “Being Evil”: America’s Age of Hatred | Aniket Charan

Since time immemorial, the American government has waged a brutal and oppressive war against flag bearers of communist, or as many put it, Soviet ideology. Instances in history indicate to a manic and frenzied hunt for ‘suspected’ communists which resulted in the infringement of civil liberties and rights, the very foundations of the American State. Continue reading When Russians Were Equated With “Being Evil”: America’s Age of Hatred | Aniket Charan