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

by Shanley Kane on April 14th, 2016

Tuesday was Equal Pay Day, a day to protest the profound gender and racial gaps in working wages: compared to what white men make, white women make 78%, Black women make 64% and Latina women just 54%. Predictably, tech companies took what should be a moment of reflection and resistance to go on a press Read More

by Shanley Kane on April 6th, 2016

This week, the Techies Project — featuring the photos and stories of underrepresented technologists in Silicon Valley — launched to widespread acclaim. Funded by Medium and Facebook, and led by photographer Helena Price, developer Martha Schumann and designer Alonzo Felix, the site features over 100 people, with plans to roll out many more throughout the Read More

by Miql Alexander on April 1st, 2016

Recently, functional programming conference LambdaConf announced Curtis Yarvin would be speaking at the event. Yarvin, who writes online as “Mencius Moldbug,” is a prolific blogger whose devotees describe themselves as Neo-reactionary, or part of the “Dark Enlightenment.” A White supremacist movement, Neoreactionaries re-cast eugenics and scientific racism as “human biodiversity,” believe democratic government should be Read More