Adam Gazzaley

Podcast #26: Adam Gazzaley on Our Distracted Minds

Neurologist Adam Gazzaley discusses how the brain’s attentional system functions–or doesn’t–when buffeted by digital distraction.

Michael Zimmerman

Podcast #24: Michael Zimmerman Gets Philosophical on Tech

In a wide-ranging conversation, philosopher Michael Zimmerman contextualizes our technological journey within the history of Western thought.

Epidural

The Death of Natural Childbirth

The second part of a series on childbirth examines how natural birth has been systematically disabled, at the cost of bonding and health.

C-Section

The Attack on Natural Childbirth

Over the past century or so, the most natural and integral part of the human life-cycle—birth—has been systematically medicalized and institutionalized, at the expense of the body’s own wisdom.

Broken watches

The Informed Preference for Permanence (Principles of Technoskepticism, Part Three)

Our technological mindset leads to an “enforced impermanence” as the new is always prioritized over the old. The resultant rootlessness and churn contributes to a sense of disequilibrium while keeping us apart from the steadying forces of tradition and wisdom.

Plastic Pollution

Plastic’s Legacy of Pollution

Our obsession with disposability and sterility has ironically led to an explosion of plastic, which is non-biodegradable and full of contaminants.