The internet as an engine of liberation is an innocent fraud – Nicholas Carr | Aeon Essays

“We yearn to reprogram existence, and with the computer we have the best means yet. We would like to see this project as heroic, as a rebellion against the tyranny of an alien power. But it’s not that at all. It’s a project born of anxiety. Behind it lies a dread that the messy, atomic… Continue reading The internet as an engine of liberation is an innocent fraud – Nicholas Carr | Aeon Essays

Living in the Electromagnetic Spectrum

“Tournachon – aka Nadar – was a French photographer, journalist, novelist, and balloonist. In 1858, he took the first ever aerial photographs, from a balloon of his own design. In 1866, he published a book entitled Le Droit au Vol, which laid out his belief that the balloon was the ultimate democratic instrument, in which… Continue reading Living in the Electromagnetic Spectrum