Manufacturing Dissent Since 1996
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We keep operating on this outdated notion that we are just purchasing technologies to enhance they ways we live, but in fact the technologies we purchase are adjusting the ways that we live, and in fact roping us further into a system that is not built necessarily for our benefit, but is built first and foremost to make profit for the companies producing the things we buy.

Writer Maximillian Alvarez explores the sanctity of waste and ownership in the digital age - as refurbisher Eric Lundgren is imprisoned for criminal recycling, our values around ownership and technological progress are increasingly shaped not just by the products we consume, but corporations and a subservient state.

Maximillian wrote the article The Death of Media for The Baffler.

 


Episode 844

Statelines

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Episode 843

Retropolitan

Apr 4 2015
Episode 842

Economics Decree

Mar 28 2015
Episode 841

No Men, No Masters

Mar 21 2015
Episode 840

Overhead Press

Mar 14 2015
Episode 839

Green Screen

Mar 7 2015
Episode 838

Undercoverup

Feb 28 2015
Episode 837

Free Radicals

Feb 21 2015
Episode 836

Circular Movement

Feb 14 2015
Episode 835

Graftwork

Feb 7 2015