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A whale pictured, jumping in the sky as someone looks up at it from the end of a dock over water.
Issue 30 by Eira A. Ekre on November 24th, 2015
Game studios are now purposefully designing bad systems and mechanics, hoping that people will be willing to pay to get past the poorly-made parts of the service: when microtransactions are the sole source of income, we start to build our entire product around that model.
Pennies and other coins in a mason jar.
Issue 25 by CK Oliver on August 12th, 2015
One must consider if this pressure is put on creators specifically to see them fail.
Perfect bubble floating through the air, reflecting a lush green land on its surface.
Issue 22 by Dimas Guardado on June 11th, 2015
We are conditioned to reason about economic vulnerability in terms of individual merit, instead of as systemic failure.
Three people standing on a skeletal wooden tractor, pointing upward. The scenery is lush and green, with a vast blue sky.
Issue 22 by Anne Pasek on June 9th, 2015
Configuring tools as a mode of straightforward escape from oppression, be it poverty or unfulfilling work, risks ignoring existing material practices and organizations that hold us to systems of inequity.
Building pillars of the New York Stock Exchange, rich with gold accents.
Issue 22 by Bardot Smith on June 8th, 2015
Sex workers have long driven major revolutions in technology. They have also been at the forefront of innovating new business models for content, communications, and services themselves.
A street in Cuba, electric wires hanging in between lines of storefronts and residences. It's a beautiful sunny day and people are walking down the street in the distance.
Issue 19 by Daniel José Older on April 8th, 2015
The changing faces and storefronts reveal another chapter in the long ugly history of race and power.
Close-up of a keyboard.
Issue 17 by Ellie Day on February 25th, 2015
Giving access to a tool as powerful as code creates social change and spurs economic mobility for those who have not shared equally in the rewards of the technological renaissance.
Image of a large silo backed by gray skies.
Programming by Linda Sandvik on January 22nd, 2015
Should industry be allowed to dictate our school curriculums?
Pens and a standardized verbal test.
2014 in Review by Audrey Watters on December 9th, 2014
There’s little to no evidence that more technology or more data-mining will “fix” education.
A spiral staircase leading to bright window.
Hiring by Leslie Miley on November 17th, 2014
Every step along the way, exclusionary hurdles are introduced to limit the candidate pool.