“There is a deadly earnestness with which children take up whatever rules have been established for a particular context.”
What kind of world does Spotify—through its algorithmic sorting of millions of users’ desires, through our aggregated listening—produce for us to hear?
Industry is already using data to remake culture. To reverse the tide—to make culture more equitable—we need to decode that data for ourselves.
If we accept AIs crafting rap, we repeat the same exploitation that currently separates Black and brown artists from the fruits of their labor.
In the digital world, metrics mean everything. But who interprets just what they mean changes across organizations, countries, and cultures.
What we can learn from Silicon Valley’s history as we envision more just technologies for the future?
Digital health is solidifying the divide between those whose health is valued and those whose health is ignored.
We must reimagine our algorithmic systems as responsible innovations that serve to support liberatory and just societies.
If two features define contemporary capitalism, they are first the tendency of each individual to increasingly bear alone the risks associated with living in a ...