Spaces

We move about the world in multiple ways: physically, virtually, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and more. The spaces we inhabit help cultivate who we are and how we live, and are also created by who we are and how we live. This is reflexive in two senses: the spaces we interact with reflect us back to ourselves, and they can also spark a reflex reaction when they tap into our inner selves. Here are a few:

News and Views

Articles

What Is Sociotechnology?” || Quality and Innovation

A Sociology of the Smartphone” || Longreads

As Technology Gets Better, Will Society Get Worse?” || New Yorker

Will Smarter Phones Mean Dumber People?” || HuffPost

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” || The Atlantic

Growing Up with Alexa” || MIT Technology Review

The Impact of the Internet on Society” || Open Mind

The World Beyond Your Head” || National Review

The Future” (according to Kevin Kelly) || Forbes

Who Own the Internet?” || The New Yorker

Algorithms and Love” || Nipun Mehta, Daily Good

The Dystopia We Signed Up For” || Chelsea Manning, NY Times

Compilations

How to Survive the Great Tech Panic” || WIRED

Technology & Society” || Financial Times

Technology and Society” || MIT News

Technology News” || Popular Science

Future Tech News” || TechRadar

Future Tech” || Tech Times

Future: Technology” || BBC

Technology” || The Atlantic

Recode” || VOX Media

Spectrum: Technology” || IEEE

Social Implications of Technology” (blog) || SSIT

Wildtech: Technology for Conservation” || Mongabay

Networks and Forums

Sociotech.net || “understanding sociotechnical systems”

Urbanscale || “design for networked cities & citizens”

Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE-SSIT)

Full AI || “prevent AI limiting human self-determination”

Tech for Good || “technology with humankind in mind”

Data & Society || “social and cultural issues…”

Digital Citizenship || “using technology appropriately”

Time Well Spent || “demand technology that serves us…”

Theorizing the Web || “DIY conference on tech & society”

Mindful Technology || “for tech lovers … good humans”

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society (Harvard)

Cyber Folk compilation of programs and podcasts