Happening Now in The Inkwell:

New York Times reporter and author John Markoff in discussion with Howard Rheingold about his new bio,  ‘Whole Earth: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand‘, January 24 – Feb. 6, 2023.

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Coming In February

Authors and apology experts Susan McCarthy and Marjorie Ingall in discussion with media personality Angie Coiro about their ‘Sorry, Sorry, Sorry: The Case For Good Apologies‘, Feb. 28 – March 13, 2023.

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Previously in the Inkwell:

The State of the World 2023          January 3 – 16, 2023

The Annual ‘State of the World’ discussion with author/pundit Bruce Sterling and digital media maven Jon Lebkowsky,

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“Ben Tarnoff: Internet For The People”     August 2 – 16, 2022

Technology writer Ben Tarnoff joins a conversation about his book, “Internet for the People: The Fight for Our Digital Future”  about how and why the Internet is broken, and how to fix it by deprivatizing, creating an Internet where people, not profit, rule. A solution calls for shrinking the space of the market and diminishing the power of the profit motive. It calls for abolishing the walled gardens of Google, Facebook, and the other giants that dominate our digital lives and developing publicly and cooperatively owned alternatives that encode real democratic control. To build a better internet, we need to change how it is owned and organized.

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Previous Discussions

The State of the World 2022
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The State of the World 2020
The State of the World 2019
The State of the World 2018
Virginia Eubanks: Automating Inequality
Roger McNamee: Brain Hacking For Dummies
Ellen Ullman: Life in Code
Julie Rehmeyer: Through the Shadowlands

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