This site collects work by Aram Zucker-Scharff from all over the web.

Brunch!

September 01 Comments Off

“Everything we blog, everything we Tweet, and everything we click is a public act of making media. We…”

September 01 Comments Off

““Everything we blog, everything we Tweet, and everything we click is a public act of making media. We are the new editors. We decide what gets attention based on what we give our attention to. That’s how the media works now. There’s all these hidden algorithms that decide what you see more of and what we all see more of based on what you click on, and that in turn shapes our whole culture.””

Don’t like clickbait? Don’t click”, Sally Kohn (2014)

Studying economics appears to make people worse human beings.

September 01 Comments Off

Studying economics appears to make people worse human beings.:

This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here. In 1776, Adam Smith famously wrote: “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” Economists have run with this insight for hundreds of years, and some…

“First, I’m pretty sure that tossing women in front of speeding trains was not something that was…”

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First, I’m pretty sure that tossing women in front of speeding trains was not something that was done in the normal course of everyday life at any time in human civilization, but hey, I’m not a historian of the 19th century American West, so maybe there’s something I’ve missed.

But more importantly, games like Red Dead Redemption and Assassin’s Creed and even Call of Duty are not history courses. They are not academic presentations of Life as it Once Was for educational purposes. I’m pretty sure that if you complete one of these games, you can’t then transfer your achievements-unlocked as college credits.

The Brutalization of Women in Video Games, and its Apologists.

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