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

by The Editor on March 16th, 2016

Did you know? Our subscriptions are a collection of four 72+ page books with new Model View Culture articles, critiques, analysis and interviews, delivered in March, June, September and December 2016. You can get them in ⭐️print⭐️ (now with shipping to US, Europe, Canada and Australia), or in digital (accessible .PDF, .mobi and .epub) so Read More

by Shanley Kane on March 15th, 2016

Over the weekend, the SXSW Summit on Online Harassment kicked off in Austin, Texas; a “first” for the one of the industry’s biggest, well-funded and heavily hyped conferences of the year. While it featured some compelling programming and even some great speakers, the Summit nonetheless illustrated a number of systemic problems with how we frame, Read More

by The Editor & Kathryn Finney on March 9th, 2016

digitalundivided is a groundbreaking organization focused on Black and Latina women founders. Their latest effort, #ProjectDiane, is a major study of venture funding, Black women founders, and startups, and the findings are out now. In our last issue, Kara Melton highlighted how Black women lead entrepreneurship — indeed, creating the very business models the startup Read More

by Shanley Kane on March 8th, 2016

In June last year, Google took a stand against cyber sexual assault, announcing it would begin complying with user requests to remove “nude or sexually explicit” images posted without their consent from Search results. In September, Google thinktank Jigsaw (formerly Google Ideas) invited a number of prominent activists, organizers and leaders to discuss the growing Read More

by MVC News Bot on March 3rd, 2016

You’ve been asking for a long time, and we’re so excited to announce that our print subscriptions are now available to our readers in Canada, Europe and Australia! Y’all make up about 20% of our readers (wow! thank you!), so we are looking forward to sharing our print editions with you this year. What took Read More