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Greater Technology, Great Humanity: Social Good Summit 2018

When the Social Good Summit launched in 2010, the way we approached technology and new media was far more optimistic than the world we find ourselves in today.

In 2018, a tweet has the ability to pull us apart. An Instagram post can enrage. And Facebook trolls have the power to divide.

So as we become increasingly reliant on the digital and artificial, “how do we ensure that a world of greater technology is also a world of greater humanity?” asked Henry Timms, Social Good Summit Co-Founder & 92nd Street Y CEO, during this year’s Summit opening. And through a series of dialogues and panels centered on innovation and action at this year’s Social Good Summit, faith in humanity (or at least, its future) was restored. Read more…

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HBO’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ will be your next dystopic distraction

HBO has released the first teaser for Fahrenheit 451, a film based off the Ray Bradbury novel and starring Michael B. Jordan as a rebel in a dystopia that burns books.

Like other dystopic narratives – did you not watch The Handmaid’s Tale? – Fahrenheit 451 feels uncomfortably close to reality in 2018 (see also: the Trump administration blustering about censorship and “fire and fury”).

HBO debuted the teaser Thursday for the Television Critics Association. It’s full of slow-motion takes and images of fire that make everything else seem much darker in contrast. Read more…

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