Shame on you
Unburdening ourselves online can feel radical and liberating. But is baring and sharing all as emancipatory as it seems?
When robots read books
Artificial intelligence sheds new light on classic texts. Literary theorists who don’t embrace it face obsolescence
The book has always been a sign of status and refinement; a declaration of self-worth – even for those who hate to read
The ages of distraction
Busy, distracted, inattentive? Everybody has been since at least 1710 and here are the philosophers to prove it
Possessed by a mask
Every human culture has used masks for ritual disinhibition, shaming and play. Is being online the ultimate masquerade?