issue-04

A 14-post collection

Farms Race

by Nina Sparling Advocates of “open-source agriculture” say they can build a better food system. Should we believe them? The OpenAg Food Server at the MIT »

See No Evil

by Miriam Posner Software helps companies coordinate the supply chains that sustain global capitalism. How does the code work—and what does it conceal? The Port »

Letter from Shenzhen

by Xiaowei R. Wang Chinese tech isn’t an imitation of its American counterpart. It’s a completely different universe. Made in China Stickers at Huaqiangbei »

Mining the Sky

Meehan Crist, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, and Denton Ebel on Astrocapitalism An artist's rendition of an asteroid mine, courtesy of Factor Magazine. Why is one of the »

Crawling the City

by Will Payne By enlisting millions of smartphone users to make cities more legible for consumption, apps like Foursquare and Yelp are also helping gentrify them. »