This is our third issue, Lean Out. We look at evictions and gentrification in the Bay Area and open source projects to combat them. Learn about the politics of how we define “tech workers,” meet a startup focused on community-based sign language interpreting, and explore the contradictions of Lean In ideology in a sexist society. Later, we hear about quitting STEM, discuss starting companies without venture capital, cover care-giving in the age of quantified self, analyze what’s behind the gendered language debate and consider archetypes of women CEOs.
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Welcome to our second issue, Form. In this issue, we interview the Level Playing Field Institute, look at the world of zine-making, explore online gentrification, discuss the politics of digitization and examine interactive art as a methodology of challenging cultural beliefs. We cover hardware hacking and the rise of feminist hackerspaces, Google Glass, hackathons for social change and several works at the intersection of tech and art.
In our first issue, we discuss the connection between Facebook and NSA surveillance, explore network dynamics in London's Tech City, and investigate identity as labor in startup culture. We analyze the search for the next Zuckerberg, challenge monolithic approaches to social justice in tech, and examine the link between online harassment and platform features. Plus, an open letter to marginalized people beginning their careers, Q&A with Ada Developers Academy, a political cartoon about VC funding, and a look at the role of critique in our community.