Laurence Scott is the author of The Four-Dimensional Human: Ways of Being in the Digital World. His essays and criticism have appeared in the Guardian, the Financial Times, and the London Review of Books, among other publications. A lecturer in English and creative writing at Arcadia University, he lives in London.


To make its home-away-from-home vibe work, the online housing broker insists on a level of transparency from hosts and guests that creates a level of intimacy bordering on the unseemly.