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About Alfie Bown

Alfie Bown is an Assistant Professor of Literature in Hong Kong and the editor of The Hong Kong Review of Books. His first book was Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism and was out last year with Zero Books. He is now working on The PlayStation Dreamworld, forthcoming with Polity in the ‘Theory Redux’ series.
Latest Posts | By Alfie Bown
LeftTech: New Robot Rights
1 month ago

LeftTech: New Robot Rights

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The direction of technological progress is precisely and deliberately determined by those with state and corporate interests. As Julian Assange has shown, the giants of Silicon Valley have long been …
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Transparent Democracy in the Wacky Wiki(leaking) World
11 months ago

Transparent Democracy in the Wacky Wiki(leaking) World

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It’s now a fairly well-trodden argument that democracy is dead – or at least that it ought to be. So many atrocities have been committed in the name of democracy …
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