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The first VR prototype: a bulky contraption with a mounted screen over the eyes, thick wires and cords attached to a mannequin head.
Issue 43 by Veve Jaffa on November 14th, 2016
While you’re exploring virtual reality, Facebook is exploring you.
Photographic implementation of the "ghost writer": blurred, near-transparent hands hovering over a keyboard.
Issue 41 by Alina Heim on September 8th, 2016
"Thought leadership" involves a far vaster and more complex labor system than first appears.
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.
Bright green whistle.
Issue 40 by Donyae Coles on August 17th, 2016
Handling of online abuse often leads to *further* oppression of marginalized voices.
A sticker on a metal pipe that reads "Safe?" in bold letters.
Issue 40 by Veve Jaffa on August 15th, 2016
Verification fragments an open platform based on social hierarchy and provides rewards and treatment accordingly.
The word "hashtag" with a pound sign stenciled and spray-painted on a street.
Issue 38 by Faridah Gbadamosi on June 21st, 2016
Discussing community, intellectual property and media accountability with April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite and Jamie Broadnax of Black Girl Nerds.
A hopeful, blue horizon above a field of purple clover.
Issue 37 by Thaddeus Cambron on May 24th, 2016
As more and more of our lives are played out in digital space, can we mitigate anxiety in the tools that we create and use everyday?
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Issue 37 by Ehi Aimiuwu-Jinadu on May 23rd, 2016
The kids are screaming, and I show it in my videos while I’m recording. Who has time to reshoot? This is life.
Photo of Hanan Challouki and Taha Riani sitting next to each other at a conference table.
Issue 37 by Hugues Makaba Ntoto & Hanan Challouki & Taha Riani on May 23rd, 2016
"We run Mvslim like a startup. This means we are always experimenting and figuring out how to make the whole project more efficient. It’s a learning process that never stops for both of us."
Beautiful street art portrait of Nina Simone, eyes upward and lips parted, on a large wall.
Issue 35 by Laur M. Jackson on March 28th, 2016
Not only can the origins of many memes be found in Black creators or online Black communities (Black Twitter, Black Tumblr, Black nerd culture at large), memes appear to model the circulatory movement of Black vernacular itself.