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Democratic Futures and the Internet of Things: How Information Infrastructure Will Become a Political Constitution

Constitutions are collections of codified traditions and conventions that provide structure for political life. Good constitutions enunciate a governance system and define the relationships between and among citizens and political actors. In the years ahead, the Internet of Things (IoT), made up of billions of devices with small sensors, will […]

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Computational Propaganda in Europe, the U.S., and China

Book Chapter in Drums: Distortions, Rumours, Untruths, Misinformation, And Smears Evolving from these religious origins, traditional forms of state-produced propaganda reached their zenith in the early 1900s. Between the First World War and the end of the Cold War, all of the major world powers used propaganda to solidify domestic […]

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Review: New York Times

Ideas from the Pax Technica used in this review essay by Roger Cohen in the New York Times: One stab at defining such an invisible force that I find persuasive has been offered by Philip Howard, a professor of Internet Studies at Oxford University. He has coined the term “Pax […]

Book Reviews / In The News / News Feature

Review: Financial Times

An extensive opinion essay on the pax technica by John Thornhill in FT: Is this internet of things going to set us free or lock us up? That question is the subtitle of a book called Pax Technica by Philip Howard, a professor at the Oxford Internet Institute. It was […]