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Visualization of light pollution across the United States taken from space.
2016 Year in Review by Zara Rahman on December 12th, 2016
Building a responsible data approach to practices and comprehension.
Map of the underwire active and planned submarine cable systems around the world. For the purposes of this article, the map illustrates the vast number of internet cables that cluster around the Western world.
Issue 43 by Anonymous Author on November 15th, 2016
Lack of ethical processes around data collection and management, and ongoing Western control over data, continue the legacy of colonialism within aid work.
A series of Bitcoin and blockchain charm logos strewn together on a chunky bronze jewelry chain.
Issue 39 by Emma Stamm on July 25th, 2016
Blockchain's scorecard on diversity is no better than the rest of the tech world. In fact, it is arguably worse.
A sad-looking humanoid robot sticker plastered on a sign pole outdoors.
Issue 36 by Cher Tan on April 26th, 2016
What does it mean for the future of AI when technology mirrors the sensibilities of a dominant group?
Stack of pancakes.
Building Model View Culture by The Editor on January 20th, 2016
We cover picking a price point, promoting your sponsorships, developing ethical guidelines, and how sponsors help us make MVC.
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.
Prints of multiple hashtag symbols on a concrete street.
Social Media by Dorothy Kim on June 30th, 2014
Feminist Killjoys, #TwitterPanic, And AAPI Feminist Digital Disruption
A large 3D hashtag erected by painted boards of wood against a concrete background.
Social Media by Sydette Harry on June 30th, 2014
Media, Safety and Attribution in Online Activism