Jefferson Pooley's research while affiliated with Muhlenberg College and other places

Publications (2)

Preprint
In this essay—a review of the reviews of Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (2019)—we ask whether the published reactions to Zuboff’s tome say something about the legibility problem. After reading them all, we came to wonder if the reviews themselves construct an additional hurdle to knowing Google, Facebook, and the rest: the Bab...

Citations

... That same narrowed aperture led Zuboff, in The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, to over-emphasize the novelty of the behavioral futures business she attributes to Google. The insurance (Bouk 2015) and credit-rating (Lauer 2017) industries, to mention two, have hitched data to predictive profit for well over a hundred years (Breckenridge 2020, 933;Jansen andPooley 2021, 2845). As we have seen, Garfield's ISI was in the data business before Larry Page and Sergey Brin were born. ...