LM Sacasas is creating Writing About Technology and Society
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Broadly speaking, I write about technology and society. But once you start to think about technology, you realize that it's complicated. Technology intersects almost every conceivable dimension of our lives. So when you start talking about technology you may very well end up talking about philosophy, sociology, history, economics, law, psychology, art, language, medicine, and much else besides. 

Much of the writing we're likely to encounter about technology focuses on pragmatic considerations and aims at either affirmation or denunciation. In both cases, there's not a great deal of thought involved. What we tend to get is a cost benefit analysis to determine whether a technology is "good" or "bad." What we need instead is reflection and thought about the meaning of technology and how it shapes our experience of the world. It is this kind of thinking and writing about technology that I aim to provide.

My work on technology and society I conduct as an independent scholar, or a recovering academic if you prefer. It has been a labor of love. I earn my keep as a teacher. My goal for this page is both modest and straightforward: to enlist my writing in the work of supporting my family. 

Most of my writing appears at my website, occasionally elsewhere. Writing on my own platform grants a measure of freedom regarding the themes that are taken up and how they are addressed. I write about current developments and about the history of technology, and, while I tackle a variety of issues related to technology, the question that is never far from my mind is this: How can we live well and wisely with technology?

Projects that I hope develop in the near future include a sustained exploration of the meaning of parenthood and, to a lesser degree, childhood in the digital age as well as an ongoing exploration of technology's role in our current political and cultural moment. I also publish a newsletter, The Convivial Society, my effort to provide a regular digest of important developments in the world of technology, a resource source for those who want to better understand how technology is shaping there lives and the world around them but don't have the time to hunt down wise and well-informed work they can trust.  

If you think this kind of work is useful and valuable, consider lending your support to make more of it possible.  
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Seriously, though
$5 or more per month
I have no reward to offer except my gratitude, and possibly the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing your part to sustain thoughtful, serious, and irenic writing on the internet. The latter is out of my hands, actually. But I can assure you that the former will be yours. 
Broadly speaking, I write about technology and society. But once you start to think about technology, you realize that it's complicated. Technology intersects almost every conceivable dimension of our lives. So when you start talking about technology you may very well end up talking about philosophy, sociology, history, economics, law, psychology, art, language, medicine, and much else besides. 

Much of the writing we're likely to encounter about technology focuses on pragmatic considerations and aims at either affirmation or denunciation. In both cases, there's not a great deal of thought involved. What we tend to get is a cost benefit analysis to determine whether a technology is "good" or "bad." What we need instead is reflection and thought about the meaning of technology and how it shapes our experience of the world. It is this kind of thinking and writing about technology that I aim to provide.

My work on technology and society I conduct as an independent scholar, or a recovering academic if you prefer. It has been a labor of love. I earn my keep as a teacher. My goal for this page is both modest and straightforward: to enlist my writing in the work of supporting my family. 

Most of my writing appears at my website, occasionally elsewhere. Writing on my own platform grants a measure of freedom regarding the themes that are taken up and how they are addressed. I write about current developments and about the history of technology, and, while I tackle a variety of issues related to technology, the question that is never far from my mind is this: How can we live well and wisely with technology?

Projects that I hope develop in the near future include a sustained exploration of the meaning of parenthood and, to a lesser degree, childhood in the digital age as well as an ongoing exploration of technology's role in our current political and cultural moment. I also publish a newsletter, The Convivial Society, my effort to provide a regular digest of important developments in the world of technology, a resource source for those who want to better understand how technology is shaping there lives and the world around them but don't have the time to hunt down wise and well-informed work they can trust.  

If you think this kind of work is useful and valuable, consider lending your support to make more of it possible.  

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Tiers
Seriously, though
$5 or more per month
I have no reward to offer except my gratitude, and possibly the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing your part to sustain thoughtful, serious, and irenic writing on the internet. The latter is out of my hands, actually. But I can assure you that the former will be yours.