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We Be Imagining partnered with Logic to create what the scholar and organizer Seeta Peña Gangadharan calls “a body of work that cannot be ignored.” This special issue of the magazine presents a collection of interdisciplinary essays, interviews, poetry, and visual art that offers a material strategy and vision for abolitionist technologies. At a time when despair about our technological future has reached a high, the issue aims to go beyond mere critique to serve as a beacon of new possibilities.
What does it mean to “Get Out!” in the twenty-first century? How do we build fugitive technologies?
Refusing to see like a state.
A conversation about the unholy trinity of whiteness, modernity, and capitalism.
A conversation about dismantling surveillance the Brooklyn way.
Holding to Account: Safiya Umoja Noble and Meredith Whittaker on Duties of Care and Resistance to Big Tech
Critique and capture in the strange space of “AI ethics.”
An investigation into how tech workers and community organizers fought the San Diego surveillance state.
Building a sex-worker-owned platform.
The communities behind the data annotation work that powers AI.
An inquiry into the technologies of speech-based societies.
A series of poems clocking the commonplace and the sacred, with a foreword by Joshua Bennett.
Account Withheld: A Kashmir Story
A graphic story about internet shutdowns in Kashmir.
A tween zine about time traveling and overthrowing master technologies.
Cover by Cy X.