Strangers — Reading Group

Strangers is an online reading group focused on exploring the roles of technology in society.

Purpose

Our goal is to carve out a secluded corner of the web where we can read and write together, think about the humanities, question our relationship with technology, and hopefully get an informal education along the way.

We view our digital space as a communal commonplace book. It is full of notes and fringe thoughts, files and essays, questions and contradictions, personal writings and reflections—all from smart people with unique perspectives. Read the Handbook to learn more about how all of that comes together.

Bookshelf

We read across learning and education, anthropology and philosophy, along with language, writing, and design. We avoid fiction, self-help, and business. We prefer to read books that are distant from the present, and we ignore best sellers. Take a closer look at our Bookshelf.

Currently: Shades of Loneliness: Pathologies of a Technological Society
Recently: The Earth Has a Soul: Jung on Nature, Technology, and Modern Life
Previously: Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology

Questions

Why this model? How do I know if Strangers is for me? How's it going so far? How do I join? Read common Questions and Answers about the group.