Failure explores how technology fails us—and how we fail technology. Machines malfunction, fall short of our expectations, or behave in weird and unhelpful ways. Software makes demands of us we can’t possibly fulfill. Startups die, and their founders fail up—or down. Venture capitalists lose money, and call it the cost of innovation. A win for some is a loss for others: technical and financial successes breed social and ecological failures.
How to build a better failure.
A report from the front lines of Silicon Valley’s failure industry.
A cautionary tale about how sexism helped destroy British computing.
Finding the human in the machine.
What the story of Mexico City’s struggle to stay above water teaches us about engineering.
A conversation about moving fast and breaking everything.
"Everybody's Brain Knows How to Run a Tail": Glen Weyl Talks to Jaron Lanier About How to Live with Technology
What is a human being?
Walking Through a Minefield: Jonathan Zittrain on the Future of the Internet, Then and Now
A conversation about the many failures of the modern internet.
An engineer fails up, down, and sideways.
What happens when code explodes?
An inquiry into the failure of the free software movement, and a proposal for recovering its radical soul.
Data Against Democracy
A dispatch from Kyrgyzstan about using data to help rig an election.
The rise and fall of the “gripe site,” and the corporate enclosure of the web.
The People’s Utility
The internet isn’t a market. It’s a utility.
Different Ways of Moving Through the World
How does technology fail disabled bodies?
A look at the rhetoric versus the reality of venture capital.
The Museum of Failed Startups
The purest way to study startup as a culture is through failure.