Listen to an interview with WNYC’s the Takeway about the death of the last northern white rhino and our survivor guilt (also see Human Error in Lapham’s Quarterly).
Put an end to roadside zoos
Contrary to how it might feel, fondling dangerous animals only accentuates the divide between us and them. Haven’t we done enough to force that divide already? Read more at The Guardian.
Very Bad Wizards talk shame
Psychologist David Pizarro and philosopher Tamler Sommers talk shame with Jennifer Jacquet, including the pros and cons and the difference between shame and guilt. Is shaming effective for generating social progress or getting tax cheats to pay up? Is twitter shaming on the rise or on its way out? And what does David do when he’s alone in the dark? Listen here.
Is Shame Necessary in Harper’s
The Deep, Dark, Ugly Thing — Can shame shape society? by Laura Kipnis.
Is Shame Necessary in The Brooklyn Rail
“Guilt only needs to be addressed by the self, whereas shame can force change in others’ behavior. Shame can scale and its target need not be human. A company or an industry can be shamed, but they cannot feel guilty as these entities lack consciences. This important distinction is central to Jacquet’s thesis: abandon guilt and turn to shame as the tool for resolving collective action problems.” Read more in The Brooklyn Rail.
Is Shame Necessary? at Gawker
Through the Wormhole
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria
Work on intergenerational discounting and climate change featured on Fareed Zakaria’s Global Public Square on CNN.
dctp.tv scham online
A talk with dctp.tv about scham online.
Talk at DLDw
AnOther w/Brian Eno
“Here, [Brian] Eno and Jacquet share an emailed conversation about their collaboration.”