Opinion piece argues that there is nothing 'natural' about the coronavirus pandemic: global capitalism has created it. Social distancing is like a general strike: an experiment taking back control over our own time.
Strong Caveats Are Lacking As News Stories Trumpet Preliminary COVID-19 Research
Some argue that rapid data sharing is ideally suited for infectious disease outbreaks like the one we’re experiencing now. However, the prospect of public access to unvetted work sparked worry about potential health scares and patients demanding unproven treatments.
Humans Are the Loop: Social Solutions to Technological Challenges
From Siri to autonomous vehicles, the magic of tech innovations are wrought by human ingenuity -- and setting boundaries around these technologies is a social enterprise, with inherently cultural implications.
Academic systems rely on the existence of a supply of "outsiders" ready to forgo wages and employment security in exchange for the prospect of uncertain security, prestige, freedom and reasonably high salaries that tenured positions entail.