Follow

This is the logical and unavoidable consequence of forcing academia to live on raised private funds. « The MIT Media Lab has long been academia’s fanciest glue trap for morally vacuous rich people—people like Jeffrey Epstein. » slate.com/technology/2019/09/m via @slate

@zacchiro

The Epstein scandal at MIT shows the moral bankruptcy of techno-elites
Evgeny Morozov

The MIT-Epstein debacle shows ‘the prostitution of intellectual activity’. Time for a radical agenda: close the Media Lab, disband Ted Talks and refuse tech billionaires money

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

@zacchiro
The structure where the best career move in academia is being able to attract funding, rather than achieving excellent research or contributing to a nourishing environment where others can grow and do excellent research, is damaging both short-term and long-term.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!