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Sound and Noise

Sound and Noise

A Listener's Guide to Everyday Life
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Digital Lives in the Global City

Digital Lives in the Global City

Contesting Infrastructures
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Reset

Reset

Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society
edition:Paperback
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CHAPTER OUTLINE:
Chapter One: Social Media Is Surveillance Capitalism. The economic model of social media is organized around personal data surveillance.
Chapter Two: Social Media Are Addiction Machines. The science of targeted advertising and the “engineering of consent” at the heart of social media.
Chapter Three: Social Media Propels Authoritarian Practices. The rise and spread of authoritarian practices worldwide.
Chapter Four: Social Media Is Environmentally Destructive. The negative environmental impacts associated with social media, from electronic mining to energy consumption to cloud computing’s contributions to CO2 emissions (which now exceeds that of the airline industry) to the growing problem of electronic waste.
Chapter Five: What Is to Be Done? A comprehensive strategy of long-term reform is required, extending from the personal to the political, from the local to the global. We need to imagine a better world and start making it happen before it is too late.

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Superfluous Women

Superfluous Women

Art, Feminism, and Revolution in Twenty-First-Century Ukraine
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