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Large sports stadium with a floor absolutely packed with hackers at tables.
2016 Year in Review by Gloria Lin on December 15th, 2016
This is a feminist issue considering hackathon practices prevent the growth of a diverse, critical tech sphere.
Series of undressed, headless white mannequins lined up in an empty store.
Issue 43 by Cameron G. on November 16th, 2016
Presumption of a disposable income, able-bodied access and ability to use any tool, while prioritizing heterosexual monogamy, whiteness and cis identity, all create a sex toy culture that rejects and erases marginalized users.
A collage of images from Colorstock. Photos in the collage include a Black couple in a wedding portrait, a Black child being swung between her parents' arms, as well as images of people typing on laptops, and a table with tea and an iPhone.
Issue 43 by The Editor & Jenifer Daniels on November 14th, 2016
"The internet in and of itself is very male and very pale and very English. The way that we write copy, the way we code, the way we find solutions to technical problems, all ascribe to that philosophy of 'white, male and pale.'"
Close-up of two black people holding their ankles and lower calves in their hands, feet upturned.
Issue 42 by Kara Melton on October 19th, 2016
We must avoid thinking that this new virtual frontier is somehow separate from the violences and exclusions that shape the ‘outside world.’
Donna and Cameron standing outside of a brick building, reviewing notes.
Issue 42 by Kerstin Kollmann on October 18th, 2016
In an online survey I conducted, two-thirds of respondents thought depictions of female tech experts were “not particularly accurate” or even “very inaccurate”.
Series of multi-colored globes in a pile.
Issue 41 by Archana Madhavan on September 7th, 2016
If an app isn’t developed firstly for the Western market, tech press suggests its success isn’t worth knowing about.
A group of four Black and brown gamers sitting in a living room, watching one of their group, holding a game controller, play intently.
Issue 39 by The Editor & Tanya DePass on July 27th, 2016
"Sometimes all you need is a little boost to keep going, so we're trying to do that.”
Ellie and Riley from The Last of Us: Left Behind, looking towards us as if posing for a photograph; Riley is giving Ellie bunny ears behind her head. Both are dressed in soiled outdoors-y clothes and wearing backpacks.
Issue 37 by Veve Jaffa on May 24th, 2016
Diverse characters and storylines are often withheld from games to be sold as optional add-ons for additional cost.
Actor John Boyega as Finn in The Force Awakens, sitting at the weapons station of a spacecraft.
Issue 35 by Shafiqah Hudson on April 7th, 2016
Why is it so difficult for some readers and filmgoers to imagine that space, the dystopian or utopian future, or dragon/elf inhabited lands... might have Black people in them?