2016 Year in Review

the Week of December 12, 2016
An angel statue in a cemetery.

We review the major events, themes and trends from 2016. Includes: Data, propaganda and critical literacy. The state of activism dedicated to mental health in tech. The accomplishments of Black women in technology. See full issue

Issue 43

the Week of November 14, 2016
Rows of lit small candles glowing in the dark.

We explore the dangers of real name policies in virtual reality, discuss how marginalization and privilege function in the sex tech industry, and critique colonialism as it manifests in data management practices. See full issue

Issue 42

the Week of October 17, 2016
Four young pink pigs lined up behind a metal pen.

We celebrate diversity-in-tech initiatives run by women of color, analyze bullying culture at tech companies, explore representation of women technologists in drama and critique the assumptions behind virtual reality. See full issue

Issue 41

the Week of September 6, 2016
Adult and juvenile swans in a lake.

We discuss affirmative action myths in technology, and critique bias in the mainstream tech press. Plus, the politics of professional brands, being bi in STEM, and the impact of constant plagiarism on marginalized students. See full issue

Issue 40

the Week of August 15, 2016
A flock of sheep trots towards the camera; one sheep in focus against a hazy background of other animals.

Policy, reporting and moderation strategies on global social networks. The challenges that marginalized people with ADHD face in startup culture. Plus, the physical risks of tech work, and a creative essay on bad startups. See full issue

Issue 39

the Week of July 25, 2016
Architectural drawings for a panopticonic prison. Radiating cells from a center surveillance tower. Via photographer: "proposed prison at outram in 1880s by colonial engineer JFA McNair. unbuilt or unbuildable."

We explore exclusion in blockchain tech, and look at feminist applications of drone technology. Plus, a two-part feature interview on worker's organization and unionization in Silicon Valley. See full issue