It’s Safer Outside

This is the season when people finishing college or grad school begin to wonder about how the heck they’re going to get gainfully employed. It seems like such a hurdle – and, from the point of view of a new graduate, almost anybody who has a job doing something related to what they want to […]   read more »

Let My People Go

Okay, so let me float this one by you. Most people can’t contend with provisional thinking, so if you’re one of those people, please don’t read further. I don’t want to cause any pain or confusion. But if you’re into thought experiments and slightly dangerous ways of thinking about things, then please come along. This […]   read more »

Howard Bloom Cries Fire in a Crowded Theater

But is he correct? And why aren’t the exits clearly marked! What do you all think of the following analysis, via Lucifer Principle author Howard Bloom. I’m more interested in the form of expression than the facts within it. Even assuming all he’s saying is true, what would be the best method for expressing these […]   read more »

Upcoming Appearances

I thought I should let people know about these upcoming talks. They’re on the talks page, as always, but it’s probably as hard for you to remember to check there as it is for me to remember to post. April 16 – New York. Disinfo at CUNY. Rushkoff and others show how Everything You Know […]   read more »

Nothing Sacred – a book for non-Jews?

That’s right – the paperback version of Nothing Sacred comes out this week, and I want you and everyone you know to get it. It’s a book about Judaism, but not about that Judaism. Neither is it about the ‘hip’ Judaism making the rounds these days, even though it might be fueled by a similar […]   read more »

Rock the (Wireless) Vote

I just wrote This Article about Rock the Vote’s extension into the world of cell phones, and whether this effort really does expand the spirit of democracy, or simply reduce the electoral process even further towards an American Idol consumer survey…   read more »

Psychic Weather: Clouds Clearing?

Nice new interview with me at They brought me back to the early years – at least the early years for me, circa 1992, when I was writing Cyberia and thinking about the possibilities for rave culture and reality hacking. Coincidentally, I’ve assigned Cyberia (along with Grant Morrison’s Invisibles) as the reading for this […]   read more »

Greener Pastures

I wrote this essay on contract for Time magazine – but then lost touch with them. (I know, you’d think Time would be a big target.) I figure after a year of no contact, the piece becomes mine again; especially if they never paid for it. So I’ll share it here. d “A hundred pennies […]   read more »


I wrote this piece a couple of months ago; it ran in NY Press this week: Reading the Consumer MindThe age of neuromarketing has dawned. By now, most of us in the appropriately concerned corners have heard at least something about Emory University’s neuromarketing research center, the BrightHouse Institute for Thought Sciences. The latest […]   read more »