My first Bengali publications and a relevant link or two
Anne Helen Petersen’s Culture Study newsletter is often fascinating, and it’s interesting to see her re-upping this piece about capitalism and multi-level marketing in the light of that Twitter dude’s latest crack-brained scheme to raise revenue.
Also a little bit of serendipity, as I feel like this ties in well to what I posted last week (and wrote a couple of weeks ago) about Omelas:
Anyway, good piece about systemic exploitation of labor and other things, check it out.
In other news, a couple of reprints of “Dolly” (the little story that could) to note in passing:
And there is a print collection forthcoming!
The translator is the very skilled and kind Anushtup Set; the editor is the gracious Dip Ghosh. I am informed that soon there will be a buy link online: I shall be sure to update you when that happens.
In other “Dolly” news, she appears as well (in absolutely stunning company) in the new MIT Press textbook Computing and Technology Ethics: Engaging Through Science Fiction, by Emanuelle Burton, Judy Goldsmith, Nicholas Mattei, Cory Siler and Sara-Jo Swiatek.
A new approach to teaching computing and technology ethics using science fiction stories.
Should autonomous weapons be legal? Will we be cared for by robots in our old age? Does the efficiency of online banking outweigh the risk of theft? From communication to travel to medical care, computing technologies have transformed our daily lives, for better and for worse. But how do we know when a new development comes at too high a cost? Using science fiction stories as case studies of ethical ambiguity, this engaging textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to ethical theory and its application to contemporary developments in technology and computer science.
Pretty cool, y’all.
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