STS student, Nuzhah Miah, interviews Dr Jack Stilgoe about Evgeny Morozov’s 2014 book, To Save Everything Click Here, asking him why it’s recommended reading for new students coming into UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS). The publisher’s description reads: “Our gadgets are getting smarter. Technology can log what we buy, customize what we consume and enable us to save and share every aspect of our existence. In the future, we’re told, it will even make public life – from how we’re governed to how we record crime – better. But can the digital age fix everything? Should it? By quantifying our behaviour, Evgeny Morozov argues, we are profoundly reshaping society – and risk losing the opacity and imperfection that make us human.”
The book they discussed:
Evgeny Morozov (2014) To Save Everything Click Here: Technology, Solutionism, and the urge to fix problems that don’t exist (Penguin).
This interview took place in August 2020.
- Dr Jack Stilgoe
UCL Associate Professor of Social Studies of Science
- Nuzhah Miah
student in UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS)
- Professor Joe Cain
UCL Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology
- “Rollin At 5,” by Kevin MacLeod
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