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What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

I Used to Be a Human Being

New York Magazine

Sullivan’s account of his own technological wake-up call is an important reflection on the human cost of constant connectivity.

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The Future of Work: The Digital Hustle

Pacific Standard

Ticona reminds us that, for many, “flexible capitalism” makes constant connectivity not just a bad habit, but an economic necessity.

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Teens Who Say No to Social Media

The Wall Street Journal

Some young people are opting out of a wired existence to pursue something they deeply crave—non-mediated, immediate encounters with friends.

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