Tom Valovic

Tom Valovic

Tom Valovic is a writer/journalist and the author of "Digital Mythologies" which examined the relationship between the Internet and the political process. He has written articles for the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Examiner, Media Studies Journal, Annals of Earth, and other publications.

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Sunday, August 05, 2018
Humanity’s Pickle: A Penchant for Undeserving Leaders
Nothing has highlighted the fact that nations and governments often do a poor job of choosing leaders over the long arc of history than seeing Donald Trump and Putin holding court in a spectacle that could only be described as theater of the absurd. Given such a troubling turn of events, it seems...
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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Is Artificial Intelligence Too Dehumanizing to Succeed?
Does all the hype about AI sound just a little too familiar? If you’re old enough to remember the first beginnings of the Internet and the dotcom bubble, you might also remember the tsunami of hype that attended these events as they unfolded. Wired magazine made endlessly breathless predictions...
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Friday, June 23, 2017
The Militarization of Culture: A Short History
Are you interested in patterning your dietary and culinary habits after the chefs that serve CIA officers and staff? I’m guessing probably not. But the well-known and well-advertised education purveyor Great Courses seems to think so. You’ve probably seen their ads in major news magazines. The...
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Negotiating with Crazy: The Fine Art of Disconnection
As a former magazine editor, I'm a news and politics junkie. That means I scoop up anything and everything I can on the state of the world, and especially US politics given our unusual predicament as American citizens now living in “cloud cuckoo land”, to invoke the great British expression. That...
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