The Editors

Model Metropolis

by Kevin T. BakerBehind one of the most iconic computer games of all time is a theory of how cities die—one that has proven dangerously »

The Art of Eyeball Harvesting

Shengwu Li on Online AdvertisingA still from Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927).We’re told we’re living in an attention economy. Sites and platforms harvest our »

Roleplay, Interplay, Powerplay

A series of eerily prescient ads that walk the line between play and labor by Jemuel Datiles, Laura Dempsey, Jamie L. Ferguson, Valdis Silins »

From the Silicon Savannah to Sheba Valley

by Scott MalcomsonKenyan and Ethiopian entrepreneurs are building homegrown tech scenes—with and without the help of their governments.iceaddis, a tech incubator and coworking space »