Episode 81—The Machine Made Me Do It

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By Print Run, Erik Hane, and Laura Zats. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
This week, we found a very strange new “writing residency” model that, while obviously dangerous in this instance, we feel could crop up more and more. The sheer precarity of the writing life is going to lead to different institutions offering “solutions” that at first might seem attractive, but must be watched closely. Also, in light of two book-tech-related stories from the past couple weeks, we make a simple request: don’t let creators of sales algorithms and other digital publishing technologies pass off moral responsibility for the outcomes they produce. Plus: a new fiction writer under FBI investigation, and another round of To Loon It May Concern. Join us!

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