by Shanley Kane on April 22nd, 2020

Via Silicon Valley Rising:  … you’ve told over 130 of your shuttle drivers and another 130 janitors at your Fremont plant that you will pay them nothing during the shutdown. You’ve left these workers scrambling to figure out how they will pay the bills. At the same time, Tesla’s share price has gone up 54% Read More

by Shanley Kane on April 21st, 2020

Marc Andreessen, the billionaire venture capitalist behind massive VC firm Andreessen-Horowitz, has a new article out responding to the Coronavirus crisis. Marc’s post offers a shocking view into the technofascist mindset in a time of crisis and rising tension between the people and the power. On display are a pure disdain for the working class, Read More

by The Editor on January 21st, 2020

Earlier this month, we announced that Model View Culture is coming back after a three-year hiatus. We are so thankful for the community support, and will keep you informed as we build out our full staff and return to publishing in the coming months. (Join our mailing list to be the first to know!)  While Read More

by Shanley Kane on February 7th, 2017

After running Model View Culture for three years, I’m writing our community to share that I am shutting down the publication. We will not be offering any further subscriptions or publishing any new content. All of our existing content will remain free and online on, and we’ll be working with authors whose pieces were Read More

by MVC News Bot on December 21st, 2016

Editor’s Note: The following is a statement from the organizing team of Distributed Denial of Women, in support of their general strike on February 23, 2017. Women design, create, maintain, and manage the critical infrastructure and applications that power the internet. Yet we struggle to be recognized, promoted, and paid for the intellectual and emotional Read More

by Thursday Bram on September 22nd, 2016

Writing about other people’s identities can be difficult, especially when you don’t share a lot of lived experiences. Whether you’re writing documentation on use cases, working on marketing content for different demographics, or covering tech as a journalist, you face the same questions: how do we write inclusively about the people building and using technology Read More

by Shanley Kane on August 18th, 2016

Veve Jaffa’s article on Twitter verification earlier this week got me thinking. With new, expanded Verification policies (misleadingly) painted as an anti-online harassment strategy — inasmuch as Verified users have had access to improved filters and safety features — it’s an opportune moment to think about the politics of WHO gets “status” on social media, Read More

by The Editor & Amélie Lamont on May 16th, 2016

Recently, product designer Amélie Lamont came forward to share her experiences with racism, sexism, isolation and abuse in the tech industry. Her blog post, “Not a Black Chair,” has since gone viral, and started a number of vital conversations on tech culture, the experiences of women of color in the industry, and how companies are Read More