The Hivemind Swarmed: Conversations on Gamergate, the Aftermath, and the Quest for a Safer Internet

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About the Author
David Wolinsky is an independent oral historian, a documentary researcher, and an author based in Chicago. Previously, he served as an editor at The Onion and NBC. Since 2014, he has conducted more than 600 interviews on the social impact of the Internet for his interview series Don't Die, which is preserved by Stanford University. He is a recipient of the New York Videogame Critics Circle's Journalism Award and the MIT Open Documentary Lab's mentorship.
"Out of the transient and ephemeral effluvia of the internet comes something ivied, revelatory, permanent. Bravo."
--Ken Burns, filmmaker

"David Wolinsky has compiled a raw, vital, illuminating, and frequently upsetting oral history of how a medium that excels at escapist fun has transformed into something so woefully unfun."
--Tom Bissell, author of Extra Lives and coauthor of The Disaster Artist

"Presents a panoply of voices from leading thinkers discussing how video games and internet culture promote hate and misogyny. It's impossible to read Wolinsky's fascinating interviews without becoming aware of how tech is promoting our worst selves and tearing our societies apart. The book is a much needed, wide-ranging conversation that puts to rest once and for all any claims that the Internet is 'just a tool.'"
--Nancy Jo Sales, author of American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers