What we read this week (19 Apr)

How social media use changes the concepts of authenticity and the self, how the UK’s Government Digital Service operates, the future of textiles and an unglamorous sea creature, Tumblr-inspired fashion, and a disturbing image of future cities compiled from tech company literature.

Quote of the week

So what is real about ourselves depends not some internal ability to think or feel something but the ability to externalize it as processable data. We surrender the prerogative of claiming to be self-created and learn to love the self the data tells us we are.

Rob Horning

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What we read this week (19 Oct)

Our reads of the week: Alexis Madrigal on Dark Social, what makes the recently launched GOV.UK so special, how to innovate in chaotic circumstances, a man with a FitBit in Paris and the “leakiness of surveillance culture.”

Quote of the week

As the human arms of technology, we should become more human, not less.

Justin Edmund

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