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The BDSM flag flying in the Castro, Twin Peaks rising behind it.
Issue 43 by Ava Ex Machina on November 18th, 2016
I exist for men’s own sexual self-exploration, a freak without my own right to privacy or freedom from public shame, a resource for their own self-discovery -- that like all things in an on-demand world, they feel entitled to access at any time.
Blank envelope with a pen across it.
Issue 42 by Yanyi on October 19th, 2016
Two poems about the ways I'm tokenized and asked to respond as a technical POC in the industry.
A lightbulb, slowly burning out in the dark, a hand reaching out to touch it.
Issue 25 by Anonymous Author on August 11th, 2015
Despite our mythologies of open source as a flat, accessible, democratic model for software development, the way we lead our open source groups consistently proves otherwise.
Implementation of a binary search tree in a text editor.
Issue 23 by Heidy Khlaaf on June 29th, 2015
Punishing and irrelevant interview processes seek to produce disciplined high-tech employees, jumping through arbitrary hoops at the whims of employers.
Business license with the seal of the City of Chicago affixed to it. In the upper left is a graphic of a megaphone with the text 'Alarm', sound waves emanating from it.
Issue 22 by Jessica Barrett Sattell on June 10th, 2015
Mass-produced surveillance signage is not only about cameras.
Photo shows a chain-link fence against a blue sky. One of the sections of the fence has been removed, a hammock strung across the posts, and a person lays relaxing in the hammock.
Issue 18 by Eunsong Kim on March 19th, 2015
While trends are provoking of such surprise and dismay, are so formidable, so worthy of journalistic inquiry and coverage, there is little to no critical analysis of “trending” itself.
Desks and chairs in a classroom.
Issue 17 by Anonymous Author on February 24th, 2015
In an industry where black, Latina, and indigenous womyn make up less than 3% of the field, we know that walking through those code school doors, we will be outliers.
A large public art structure with alphabetical blocks spelling out 'LOVE'.
2014 in Review by Kẏra on December 10th, 2014
Liberalism’s inherent racism.