LM Sacasas is creating Writing About Technology and Society
15

patrons

$70
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I write and talk about the countless ways technology impacts our world. Once you start to think about technology, of course, you realize that it's complicated. Technology intersects almost every conceivable area 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. But that's as it should be. We're growing increasingly aware of the challenges posed by existing and emerging technologies, and there's a certain urgency in the air as we strive to make sense of the world that is taking shape. The more resources we bring to bear on these matters, the better. 

Unfortunately, much of the writing we're likely to encounter about technology focuses on pragmatic considerations. Does it work? Is it reliable? Is it a good value? Sometimes tech writing aims at something a little deeper, but then it tends to rush to judge whether a new technology is "bad" or "good." In both cases, there's not a great deal of thought involved. What we need instead is reflection and thought about the meaning of technology and how it shapes our experience of the world. We need to draw on a rich tradition of reflection on technology and its consequences that is too often ignored or forgotten. We need writing that is informed by the best scholarship but that remains accessible to those outside the academic tribe. It is this kind of thinking and writing about technology that I work to provide.

Most of my writing appears at my website, occasionally elsewhere. Writing on my own platform grants a measure of freedom regarding the themes that I take up and how I address them. 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 given the technologies that structure our experience? 

I also publish a newsletter, The Convivial Society, my effort to provide a regular digest of important developments in the world of technology. It's a resource for those who want to better understand how technology is shaping their 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.  
Tiers
Every Little Bit Helps
$3 or more per month 1 patron
My gratitude for your support! 
My Thanks and Some Stuff
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
My gratitude and some work that I'll make available only through Patreon including short essays and bursts of tech commentary. 
My Thanks and Some More Stuff
$10 or more per month 1 patron
My thanks, Patreon only material, and sneak previews/director's cuts of published work. 
My Thanks, Stuff, and Chats
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
My thanks, Patreon only material, sneak previews/director's cuts of published work, and a standing invitation to chat about tech stuff. 
Goals
$70 of $400 per month
Will go a long way toward supporting thoughtful, irenic writing about technology and society in one small corner of the internet.
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I write and talk about the countless ways technology impacts our world. Once you start to think about technology, of course, you realize that it's complicated. Technology intersects almost every conceivable area 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. But that's as it should be. We're growing increasingly aware of the challenges posed by existing and emerging technologies, and there's a certain urgency in the air as we strive to make sense of the world that is taking shape. The more resources we bring to bear on these matters, the better. 

Unfortunately, much of the writing we're likely to encounter about technology focuses on pragmatic considerations. Does it work? Is it reliable? Is it a good value? Sometimes tech writing aims at something a little deeper, but then it tends to rush to judge whether a new technology is "bad" or "good." In both cases, there's not a great deal of thought involved. What we need instead is reflection and thought about the meaning of technology and how it shapes our experience of the world. We need to draw on a rich tradition of reflection on technology and its consequences that is too often ignored or forgotten. We need writing that is informed by the best scholarship but that remains accessible to those outside the academic tribe. It is this kind of thinking and writing about technology that I work to provide.

Most of my writing appears at my website, occasionally elsewhere. Writing on my own platform grants a measure of freedom regarding the themes that I take up and how I address them. 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 given the technologies that structure our experience? 

I also publish a newsletter, The Convivial Society, my effort to provide a regular digest of important developments in the world of technology. It's a resource for those who want to better understand how technology is shaping their 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.  

Recent posts by LM Sacasas

Tiers
Every Little Bit Helps
$3 or more per month 1 patron
My gratitude for your support! 
My Thanks and Some Stuff
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
My gratitude and some work that I'll make available only through Patreon including short essays and bursts of tech commentary. 
My Thanks and Some More Stuff
$10 or more per month 1 patron
My thanks, Patreon only material, and sneak previews/director's cuts of published work. 
My Thanks, Stuff, and Chats
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
My thanks, Patreon only material, sneak previews/director's cuts of published work, and a standing invitation to chat about tech stuff.