Ethics and Technology

On the ethical usage of (and abstention from) technology in the modern era.
MobyDick, Queequeg, and Captain Ahab.

Moby-Dick: Or, The Ambiguities

Moby-Dick is American Shakespeare. Each era finds something new in it, but its critical stance on technology, capitalism, and nature is timely as ever.
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Hercules and Cerberus by Peter Paul Rubens

The Fifth Head of Cerberus: Notes on a Neglected Masterpiece

Gene Wolfe's brilliant novel asks courageous questions about progress, space colonization, and humanity.
17 min read
ChatGPT landing page and website login

ChatGPT and the University's Existential Crisis

To grapple with ChatGPT in the classroom is also to grapple with the purpose of education: what are its means and what are its ends?
10 min read
Kanamit from Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man"

To Serve Man: The Relationship of Humanity to Technology

An explanation for this site. We can neither embrace technology uncritically, nor renounce it totally.
18 min read