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What Makes Us Human?

Anthropocentrism, speciesism and the shifting relationship between humans and nonhuman animals.

The cover of Blood in the Machine by Brian Merchant

The Ed-Tech ‘Blood in the Machine’

Can the 19th-century Luddite movement help us think about the corporate digitization of education?

2 Questions Colleges Should Ask Applicants

Ask them about free speech and academic freedom and the value of the humanities.

3 Questions for Liz Norell on Failure and Academic Careers

A brave conversation in response to my review of Right Kind of Wrong.

The Last Leaf on the Vine

What is lost when a generation passes away.

On AI and ‘Meaningful’ Feedback

If ChatGPT can do it, and if the purpose is learning, it’s not worth doing.