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Griffith Review 64

Griffith Review 64: The New Disruptors

Griffith Review, Book Sixty-four

Ashley Hay

The original pioneers of Silicon Valley dreamed of a better world, but digital disruption has become a threatening catchphrase in recent years. Many of the technologies now at our fingertips are deliberately disruptive, changing industries, economies, politics and institutions, and many facets of our lives from work and romance to art and travel.

These new tools allow us to know more and find out more. We are better connected and our information ecosystem is richer, but new opportunities for manipulation and abuse are also emerging. We’re starting to see the enormity of changes and effects that are already underway, and their ethical, moral and social consequences are huge.

Edited by Ashley Hay, Griffith Review 64: The New Disruptors takes a wide-ranging look at some of the upheavals and interruptions that have come with our increasingly technological world. It features contributions from writers including Julianne Schultz, Mark Pesci, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Mark Davis, Eileen Ormsby, Ian Townsend, Christopher Warren, Phillipa McGuinness, Jacqui Park and Scott Ludlam.

About the Author

Ashley Hay is a novelist, essayist and editor of Griffith Review.

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