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Twitter and Tear Gas: part one of our book club’s reading

Our online bookclub is reading Zeynep Tufekci’s Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest.  With this post we discuss the Preface, Introduction, and chapter 1, “A Networked Public.” In this post I’ll briefly summarize the text, then … Continue reading

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Our Twitter and Teargas book club reading schedule

Our online bookclub is reading Zeynep Tufekci’s Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest.  Here’s the plan. I’ll blog about sections of the book starting November 19th, every Monday for the next five weeks.  These posts will … Continue reading

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Our next book club reading is Zeynep Tufekci’s Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest

Our next book club reading has been decided!  After a furious polling, the winner is… …Zeynep Tufekci, Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest.  This 2017 book is a thoughtful account of how we now use … Continue reading

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What nonfiction book should our online book club read next?

What should our online book club read next? After reading two science fiction novels (Walkaway, New York 2140), we now turn to nonfiction about the future of education. (If you’re new to the book club, know that since 2014 we’ve … Continue reading

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New York 2140: concluding thoughts

Today I’d like to wrap up our online book club‘s reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140.* For weeks we’ve been working through the novel, chapter by chapter.  Last week we read the last section.  Now I’d like to make space … Continue reading

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New York 2140: part four

Today we continue our online book club‘s reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140.*  We’re discussing the last two parts: “The More the Merrier” and “The Comedy of the Commons.”  Please join us in reading! (If you’d like more information on the … Continue reading

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New York 2140: part three

Today we continue our online book club‘s reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140.*  We’re discussing two parts: “Escalation of Commitment” and “Assisted Migration.”  Please join us in reading! (If you’d like more information on the reading plan and schedule, click here. … Continue reading

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New York 2140: part two

Today we continue our online book club‘s reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140.*  We’re discussing two parts: “Liquidity Trap” and “Expensive or Priceless?”  Please join us in reading! (If you’d like more information on the reading plan and schedule, click … Continue reading

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New York 2140: part one

This week begins our online book club‘s reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140.*  We’re starting off with the first two parts, “The Tyranny of Sunk Costs” and “Expert Overconfidence.”  Please join us in reading! (If you’d like more information … Continue reading

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Our online book club’s next reading is… New York 2140

The voters have decided.  Our next online book club reading is… …Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140! It’s the latest novel (2017) from one of the major sf writers of our time.  The book asks us to imagine a New York … Continue reading

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