In “The Smartphone Society,” Aschoff moves beyond moral panic and asks bigger questions about our devices
Living with fewer materials and less waste should, in theory, save consumers money and resources. It should also save municipalities money in the sharply rising costs of recycling and trash disposal. But waste-free options are expensive in personal time and inconvenience, especially when compared to the unparalleled convenience of the disposable economy
“What we did in this resolution is to lay out what should happen … in every sector of the American economy. Because they can all be transformed with new technologies, with new strategies, new conservation techniques, and in a very brief period of time.”
Join author and Jacobin editorial board member Nicole Aschoff for a discussion about how tech empowers community organizing and protest movements to combat the systems of capitalism and data exploitation that helped drive tech’s own rise to ubiquity.
It’s important to celebrate the stories that really caught the attention of the public, in some cases not just in Greater Boston but far away from our home base as well.