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  1. Why ethos?

    I argue that life hacking is a type of self-help reflective the present moment. How should I refer to this mindset and moment? I have a number of terms available to me. Foucault famously spoke of episteme, the conditions of discourse by which knowledge claims are considered acceptable. His “archeology ...

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  2. Life hacking love

    Can one apply the life hacking ethos of analyzing and optimizing to the romantic sphere? Some do! If you read Amy Webb, Chris McKinlay, and Val Aurora you will see a focus on two things in particular: matching and selection.

    Webb and McKinlay hacked dating systems to figure out how ...

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  3. Sex vs gender distinction

    It's that time of the year where we give our final evaluation of students and they do the same. This semester I received an interesting bit of feedback, mirroring the comment a student also made in class. At the time, in speaking about things like the Wikipedia "gender-gap" and ...

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