Masters of the Userverse

For Real Life magazine, Grafton wrote about “userverses”, customized interior spaces where people are catered to by machines and people who work like machines. Read “Masters of the Userverse” here.

A userverse provides users with the experience of control as convenience. It is an enclosed space where other people or things are rendered within it only insofar as they are of service to the user.

Jacobin Reviews The Hours Have Lost Their Clock

“Nostalgia is in part a response to a pervasive sense of loss, a feeling that only stands to intensify as our living standards continue to decline and as the climate crisis accelerates. The Hours Have Lost Their Clock makes the case that people seeking out the warm embrace of nostalgia in the face of those challenges do not require a reality check but ‘a livable world…’ Nostalgia, Tanner argues, can be put to more positive use in the effort to build that world.” Read Paris Marx’s review for Jacobin here.