“There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening.” – Marshall McLuhan
The blog is now out of commission, but I continue to write The Convivial Society, a regular newsletter on technology and culture. You can subscribe here.
I also collected the best of my work here into an e-book, which you can find here: The Frailest Thing: Ten Years of Thinking About the Meaning of Technology.
“For more than ten years, Michael Sacasas has been one of the most penetrating and stimulating critics of digital technology, probing its social, personal, and moral consequences. This book, which brings together his best work, is essential for anyone seeking to understand the human condition today.”
— Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows and The Glass Cage
“While so much online commentary oozes outrage and snark, Sacasas chose to follow a different path. Motivated by curiosity, tempered by reverence for the value of history, and committed to patiently unpacking nuanced issues concerning aesthetic, moral, political, and religious values, Sacasas established himself as the public philosopher of technology.
— Evan Selinger, Prof. Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology