Natasha Dow Schüll


“Apple Watch won’t make you healthier” Julia Belluz, Vox Healthcare Technology, 2014 | PDF

“Slot Machine Science”
Brad Plumer, Vox Digital Media, 2014 | PDF

“Gambling Innovations,” Radio episode of WGBH’s Innovation Hub, 2014

“Addiction as Art,” Ian Leslie, The News Statesman, 2014 | PDF

Book review by Kah-Wee Lee, Technology and Culture, 2014 | PDF

“Gaming the Poor,” Barbara Dafoe Whitehead New York Times, 2014

“Stuck in the machine zone: Your sweet tooth for Candy Crush,” Radio episode on NPR, 2014 | PDF

“Learning from Las Vegas: Gambling, Technology, Capitalism, and Addiction,” Book Review by David T. Courtwright, Center for Gaming Research Occasional Paper, 2014 | PDF

“From Slot Machines to Personal Health Tracking Tools,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar Profile, 2014 | PDF

“Obsession engineers: Mind control the Candy Crush way,” Douglas Heaven, New Scientist, 2014 | PDF

“Rise of the Machines,” Book Review by Anthony Pickles, Anthropology Now, 2014 | PDF

Book review by Gerda Reith, American Journal of Sociology, 2013 | PDF

“Machine Gambling in the Zone,” Book Review by Hansen Hsu, Social Studies of Science, 2013 | PDF

“You Lost - Congratulations!” Radio episode on Global Mail, 2014

“Casinos’ Worrying Knack for Consumer Manipulation,” Tim Hartford, Financial Times, 2014 | PDF

“Best Books of 2013,” Book Review by Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, 2013 | PDF

“For Financial Certainty, Try Machine Gambling,” Book Review by Martha Poon, Journal of Cultural Economy, 2013 | PDF

“Slot Machine Capitalism,” Book Review by Jacob Avery, Contexts (American Sociological Association), 2013 | PDF

“In New York Casino Vote, a Dance With Temptation,” Robert Frank, The New York Times, 2013

“Room for Debate” Op-ed, The New York Times, 2013

“Facebook Machine Zone,” Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic, 2013 | PDF

“A Lose-Lose Situation,” Tom Vanderbilt, The Guardian, 2013 | PDF

“No-Armed Bandit” Radio episode on 99% Invisible with Roland Mars, 2013

“You have been Played” WIRED UK, 2013

Book Review by Daniel Miller, Anthropology of the Century, 2013 | PDF

Radio feature on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show, Please Explain: The Science of Gambling Addiction, 2013

“Slots Raise Our Hopes, Even When We’re Losing” New York Times, 2013

“Quantified self: Tech-based route to better life?” BBC Online, 2013 | PDF

“Digitally Enhanced Addiction” Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012 | PDF

“Technology turns the tables on punters,” Christopher Caldwell, The Financial Times, 2012 | PDF

“Can objects be evil?” Public Books, 2012 | PDF

“Addiction by Design” Reading the Markets, 2012 | PDF

“Caught in the gambling zone” RWJ Foundation, 2012 | PDF

Author blog post, RWJ Foundation website, 2012 | PDF

“Understanding Gambling Addiction” MIT News, 2012 | PDF

Radio Interview on KNPR Las Vegas, The Machine Zone, 2012

Natasha Schull on 60 Minutes, The Big Gamble, 2010

Op-ed on gambling regulation, The Economist, 2010 | PDF

“Games that prey on the mind” Financial Times, 2010 | PDF

“Are games partly to blame for addiction?” Las Vegas Sun, 2009 | PDF

“How slots are secretly designed” Philadelphia Citypaper, 2009 | PDF

“Glitzy video slots are particular addiction risk” Boston Globe, 2009 | PDF

“Going for broke” MIT Tech, 2009 | PDF

Radio feature on WNYC, Studio 360: Slots, 2009

Testimony at Boston Gambling Bill Hearings, 2009

“Against legalizing video poker” Chicago Tribune, 2009 | PDF

“Video poker slammed” Chicago Daily Herald, 2009 | PDF

Presentation at Good Experience Laboratory, 2008

Testimony at Boston Gambling Bill Hearings, 2008

“The casino’s ideal customers” MIT Spectrum, 2008 | PDF

“Gambling with science” Salon, 2008 | PDF

“Beware: Machine Zone Ahead” (op-ed) Washington Post, 2008 | PDF

“Rise of Slot Machines Decried” Las Vegas Review Journal, 2007 | PDF

“Gamblers Could be Hooked on Slots” Capital Gazette, 2007 | PDF