Is technology making life better or worse? Whose lives is it making it better, and whose lives is it making worse?
How do the new tools we’re building shape the idea and practice of justice—criminal, social, environmental, and racial? And what does the tech industry mean when they say things like:
- Don’t be evil.
- Do the right thing.
- Make the world a better place.
The internet was supposed to save the world. What happened?
A conversation about making the world a better place.
An exchange about how Silicon Valley organizes information to maximize profit—and what a better model might be.
A sociologist explains how to teach with technology, and how technology is taught.
A former inmate discusses learning to code in San Quentin, and life since his release.
A report on Chattanooga’s wildly successful experiment with municipal broadband, and the possibilities for a socialized internet.
A reflection on futuristic guns, and the fantasies they inspire among gun rights activists and gun control advocates alike.
What happens when austerity is automated by software? Horrible things.
A story about the people who want to escape connected technology, and the refuge they’ve built for themselves.
An inquiry into prison technology, and the campaign to use tablets against mass incarceration.
A handy guide to algorithmic resistance in the age of Big Data.
An investigation into how technology is rewiring American courts.
For certain indigenous communities, cartography is a weapon.
Electronic monitoring keeps people out of prison, while finding new ways to punish them.
White coders are embedding their own biases into facial recognition software—with catastrophic results for black people.
Why does Silicon Valley hate journalists?
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An installation about language, identification, and casualties from US drone attacks between 2004 and 2015 in the tribal region of North West Pakistan.