Book Reviews / Books

Review in Contemporary Sociology

Petre, Caitlin.  Review of Pax Technica by Philip N. Howard. Contemporary Sociology 46(1). (2017): 84-85, DOI: 10.1177/0094306116681813ff. Over the past quarter-century, mobile phones, tablets, personal computers, and other networked digital devices have rapidly proliferated around the world. In the coming years, a growing number of consumer products—from cars to apparel to home appliances—will be equipped with […]

Book Reviews / Books

Review in Journal of Democracy

This essay appeared originally in July issue of the Journal of Democracy and is by Daniel O’Maley. What does the Internet mean for political systems, and for human freedom? During the 1990s and early 2000s, many social scientists equated the Internet’s spread with the supposed triumph of liberal democracy. Today, however, […]

Books / Presentations

Book Reading At SXSW 2016

The “internet of things” is the expanding network of everyday objects—you can expect some 35 billion connected devices by 2020. The internet won’t be about your mobile phone or laptop anymore, it will be dominated by communication between devices, chips scattered over the natural world, and sensors embedded in our […]

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Video: Talk to the National Endowment for Democracy

Here is the video of my book talk to the National Endowment for Democracy on February 3rd, 2016, “Will the Internet of Things Enhance Democracy or Empower Autocrats?”