Consuming the Commons
Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Victor Margolin Throughout history, people of privilege have always believed that they could live as they liked. Whether Emperor Augustus, Louis XIV, or the CEO of a successful dot,com, wealthy folks have viewed the world as a source of goods and services to which they were entitled either by virtue of asymmetric power, wealth, or […]

The Limits of the Artificial
Monday, April 9th, 2007

Victor Margolin New developments in technology are moving faster than our ability to understand their biological and social consequences. From the age of mechanical invention, we arrived at the digital domain and have now moved on to the realm of biotechnology. Faced with extraordinary technological capabilities, we struggle to delineate the boundaries between the human […]

Children of the World Unite
Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Victor Margolin’s byline launches

On Reading Aristotle
Monday, February 5th, 2007

The ethics of restraint

Casualties of the Bedding Wars
Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Victor Margolin Hotels today compete for customers with an escalating array of comforts, offering everything from high-speed Internet to 24-hour in-room massage. Key to their identities as sanctuaries for weary travelers are the luxurious sleeping appointments they provide. Engaged in what have come to be known as “bedding wars,” hotel chains like Starwood, Westin, and […]

Public Isolation
Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Victor Margolin's private thoughts on Public Space