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Shelves of patient records.
Issue 17 by Alex Rosenblat on February 26th, 2015
What happens to all the data trails we leave in our digital wake? What kinds of precautions should we take with our health data? How do we bake a ‘Do No Harm’ Hippocratic ethic into health technologies? And what are the trade-offs between improving care and increasing surveillance?
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 large image of an eye painted on a wall set back from the street.
Surveillance by Ailsa Sachdev on October 9th, 2014
There is no way to confirm we’re being treated unfairly because we chose to voice our opinions, whether our visa is rejected or we’re put through extra security at airports. As an immigrant, Big Brother feels even more oppressive.
Aerial shot of Silicon Valley and the Bay.
Surveillance by Elijah Sparrow on October 9th, 2014
Since the dot-com crash, data collection and analysis have become the core DNA of most internet companies.
Rusty barbed wire.
Surveillance by Ashe Dryden on October 8th, 2014
Are we the greatest threat to our privacy online?
Artwork of four Black people standing outside a storefront that reads 'Foremost Ice Cream. Frost City. Tasty Hamburgers. Hot Dogs.'
Surveillance by Davida Small on October 8th, 2014
Racial profiling fundamentally relies on surveillance, and in the case of African Americans, it’s been going on for hundreds of years; so far we have not been able to opt out of being constantly watched.
Petri dish in a lab environment.
Surveillance by Dorothy Kim on October 7th, 2014
Now Twitter is the panoptic medium.
A metal detector at the entrance of a school.
Surveillance by Jessy Irwin on October 7th, 2014
The same technologists who protest against the NSA’s metadata collection programs are the ones profiting the most from the widespread surveillance of students.
Cars on a highway at night.
Surveillance by Hexe on October 6th, 2014
Sex workers live at some of the most complicated intersections of surveillance and its many threats.
Photo of Shonda Rhimes and Viola Davis on stage.
Surveillance by Sydette Harry on October 6th, 2014
Our picture of surveillance needs to factor in not just tech developments, but the cultural standards that have bred surveillance, especially towards black culture, as part and parcel in our world.