Interview: Big Tech, Nostalgia, and Control – Grafton Tanner’s ‘The Circle of the Snake’

Grafton spoke with We Are The Mutants about nostalgia, Easter egg marketing, Big Tech, and his latest book, The Circle of the Snake. Read the interview here.

TANNER: And yet, as many were loudly critiquing Big Tech for its role in throwing elections, spreading fascism, and worsening mental health, the culture industry was churning out politically retrograde nostalgia-bait. Was it really that the techlash had made everyone even more nostalgic for the pre-digital past? Or was there some kind of connection between nostalgia and Big Tech? 

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