Brave is a much richer and more important film than most people realize. Context as they say, is everything. And to understand why Brave matters, we have to look at it within the context of animated films up to this point.
Nearly every review I’ve read about Pixar’s newest film and Disney’s newest addition to [...]
Jamais Cascio points out that our vision of the future of technology is the same as it was twenty years ago. But our ability to predict social and cultural change is becoming more and more important, and that is way harder. Why?:
Some of it comes from a long-standing habit in the world of [...]
Sherry Turkle is awesome. A good buddy of mine, Tyler, sent me the link to David Zax’s interview with Turkle about her new book Alone Together thinking it would get my hackles up. Turkle is perhaps one of the most perceptive thinkers on technology and society. She is not eternal pessimist David Carr, nor is [...]
Sully has a new part of the Dish: Ask Andrew Anything. His latest underlines the beginning of a discussion that needs to happen in a world in which maleness is challenged.
I love the thought and earnestness of these little clips. However, I don’t think Andrew is entirely right in his description, but he [...]
Esquire has selected Andrew Sullivan as one of their Americans of the Year. I’ll take it a step further and say he is the Greatest Living American.
Why? Here’s why:
I arrived here, and you had people brawling over everything that mattered, and just presuming to do so, honoring no protocol or pecking order, and [...]
My main nerd crush, Oxford practical ethicist Julian Savulescu, posits an interesting theory of elite sport:
It is a mistake to draw the conclusion that genetic factors are not important in sporting performance from the fact that science has not so far identified genetic contributors to sporting performance. Our understanding of our own biology [...]
AboutPop Bioethics, written by Kyle Munkittrick, is an effort to study the ethics of the continuing evolution of the human species via the lens of pop culture and be somewhat entertaining in the process.