In episode 3 of Delusioneering, “Indistractable,” Grafton discusses the “techlash” by charting the career trajectory of Nir Eyal, a second-rate tech entrepreneur, who praised habit-forming technologies in his 2014 book, Hooked, and then showed us how to disconnect from them in his 2019 book, Indistractable. Take a listen here.
In episode 2 of Delusioneering, “Dumb Guns,” Grafton discusses the rise of the smart gun industry and reveals that smart guns, in fact, aren’t so smart. Take a listen here.
Forbes journalist Matt Klein interviewed Grafton for his article about Dispo, a social photography app created by David Dobrik that emulates a disposable camera. They spoke about how nostalgia for pre-digital technology has spiked in the digital age. Read the article here.
Grafton spoke with Luke Robert Mason, host of FUTURES Podcast, about how nostalgia is leveraged by Big Tech and corporations, how fictional universe-building has impacted the way we think about lived-reality, and how our recent obsession with the past might stop us from imagining a better future. Take a listen here.
Grafton spoke with Nomiki Konst about biased algorithms and the rise of nostalgia in the twenty-first century. Watch it here.
Grafton spoke with Nate Bethea about media nostalgia, technology, and listening to Daft Punk’s Discovery on cassette. Take a listen here.
Grafton spoke with Doug Lain of Zer0 Books about his latest book, The Circle of the Snake. You can watch the interview here.
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.