LET’S DO LUDDISM is our new tech column by writer Cory Massaro.
LET’S DO LUDDISM explores the intersection of technology, politics and social justice, and tries to answer the question of how we can preserve our humanity in an increasingly technological world.
Cory Massaro is a native of Ohio, U.S.A., now at home in Quito, Ecuador. He spends his time learning languages, writing, playing music, coding, and propagandizing. He actively opposes materialism, consumption-as-cultural mandate, and all forms of hegemony. He is in favor of small, robust communities and gently destroying hierarchies wherever he goes. His fiction and poetry draw on the grievances he has stored in his heart since working in technology; his dearest hope is to predict accurately how egalitarian, worker-centered societies will revive the oral tradition to weather the climate wars.
Cory Massaro on the frontlines of a general strike in Ecuador and the power of collective action
Cory Massaro on technology as industralized farming and consumers as their product
Cory Massaro on the push and pull of cryptocurrency and the dystopian prospects of its future
Cory Massaro on how big tech appropriates the language of nature and learning how to read between the lines
Cory Massaro on reclaiming our relationship to the land and our self-determination outside of capitalism
Cory Massaro on machine social mobility and the latent power of human labor mobilization
In his new column Cory Massaro writes on working in Silicon Valley, capitalism as empire and being a complicit subject