My writing, mostly articles and essays that have been published here and elsewhere.
The Society of the Spectacle: Foreword I've been writing a new edition of Debord's 1967 book The Society of the Spectacle, one adapted for our present moment. This edition is out now. This is the Foreword to that edition
The U.S. is a Failed Experiment What started as an Enlightenment experiment in democratic capitalism had the wrong assumptions of the human spirit from the beginning
On Looting Looting is an obvious response to the glorification of consumer products
Elasticity Versus Discipline A central issue of contestation is elasticity versus discipline, elasticity for me and discipline for you, alchemy of banking and money funding for me, austerity and debt for you.
On Fascism Fascism is a cult of the archaic fitted out by modern technology
The City and The Freezing of Life The drive to urbanization is an imperative of capitalism, this drive results in 'a freezing of life'— a static world devoid of spontaneity, the result of land development and bureaucratic zoning laws optimized for rent seeking and increased land valuations, devoid of nature and where its residents have no ability to change their surroundings to suit their daily ways of living
Against Facebook On the commodification of attention, the abuses of unpaid microwork and strategies of resistance.
A Retrospective — Responsive Design Not too long ago, there was a great debate between two sides of the web. The 'Responsive' web vs the 'm.'' web. One pushing for a single codebase that responds to user-context and another pushing for a second, mobile-only approach (typically using a subdomain starting with m.) Its clear now, the responsive web has won.
on logging Thoughts and best practices on application logging