Ian Bogost, The Atlantic

Ian Bogost

The Atlantic

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Ian:

The Triumph of LaGuardia, America’s Worst Airport

LaGuardia is reborn, and it has a message for the nation. → Read More

Netflix Crossed a Line

The intangibles you didn’t even realize you had come to expect are disappearing. → Read More

What Did Twitter Turn Us Into?

People just can’t stop tweeting about all the tweets they see. → Read More

The Age of Social Media Is Ending

It never should have begun. → Read More

The First Minute of Every Phone Call Is Torture Now

But at least you have something to talk about. → Read More

You Must Respect Candy Corn

Even in paradise, death lurks. → Read More

Your Smart Thermostat Isn’t Here to Help You

But that doesn’t mean it’s useless. → Read More

The E-bike Is a Monstrosity

Neither bicycle nor motorbike, the two-wheeler’s future demands an identity of its own. → Read More

The Tech Industry Is in Its Whistleblower Era

Like so much else, the act of informing on bad actors for good reasons has become tainted. → Read More

Hybrid Work Is Doomed

Office workers work in offices, for better or for worse. → Read More

The Crypto Crash Feels Amazing

It could have been me. I’m glad it wasn’t me. → Read More

Elon Musk and the Kingdom of Bull

The world’s richest man has invented a new way to disregard the truth. → Read More

I Hugged a Cow

At high noon on an early-spring day in 2017, six steers doomed to die escaped their slaughterhouse and stormed the streets of my city. The escape became a nuisance, then a scene, then a phenomenon. “Man, it was crazy!” one onlooker told the local alt-weekly. “I mean, it was fucking bulls running through the city of St. Louis!” What seemed at first to be their daring getaway would later be… → Read More

The Threat of Cyberwar Has Finally Arrived

A risk first described almost 30 years ago is now mature. → Read More

The Internet Is Just Investment Banking Now

The internet has always financialized our lives. Web3 just makes that explicit. → Read More

I Figured Out Wordle’s Secret

It took me four guesses. → Read More

The Subversive Genius of Extremely Slow Email

A revolution against Big Tech may never come. Could a series of smaller interventions take its place? → Read More

A Tiny Outrage Machine, Sucking the Exhaust From a Giant One

You can’t even fight a social network without a social network. → Read More

Fix Facebook by Making It More Like Google+

Breaking up social-media companies is one way to fix them. Shutting their users up is a better one. → Read More

Welcome to Election Purgatory

Time has stopped. Just keep scrolling. → Read More