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July 30, 2014
Our latest "Five Minutes with the Author" is with Judith Donath who is a Faculty Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and a Visiting Scholar at MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and author of  The Social Machine. You claim your book “is a guide to understanding how existing systems influence behavior and a manifesto for designing radically new environments for social interaction”. Why are these new environments necessary?
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Yesterday we featured Slajov Žižek’s The Puppet Called Theology: A BIT of The Puppet and the Dwarf. Today, in our final BIT blog post, we turn once again to Žižek; this time highlighting a BIT o...
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The philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek has written several books for the MIT Press including The Puppet and the Dwarf, an early title in the Short Circuits series.
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Even among the many who agree that action to halt climate change is a necessity disagree on what strategies to pursue and, crucially, whether those efforts should be undertaken by private industry or...
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The debate of free will versus determinism is probably the oldest philosophical argument. We humans have made great advances in science, but yet we still have not figured out the answer to this conund...
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