"The ways in which the community itself is breaking down felt like end game capitalism."
Tag: Silicon Valley
Eugenics Powers IQ and AI
Both the definition of “intelligence” and the tech industry are deeply entwined with white domination. Will white-supremacist AI be the result?
Episode 5: Silicon Valley and Beyond
What we can learn from Silicon Valley’s history as we envision more just technologies for the future?
A Tale of Two Valleys
To understand Silicon Valley, first examine the stories it tells about itself; just like, to understand the Victorian age, first read writers like Dickens and Dreiser.
Episode 2: Individuals Online
What exactly are we doing when we’re spending time online? Who profits from our presence there?
Silicon Valley Is Not a Place
Silicon Valley has no mystical powers. It gets away with being thought of as apolitical simply because few have called its bluff.
Disrupting the “Startup Hustle”: An Interview with Margaret O’Mara
Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, John Doerr, Jeff Bezos ...
Tabloid War, Class War
Respectability is overrated. Or so said Gawker, the influential, controversial, and luridly entertaining news and gossip site that was forced to close in 2016. Covering stories that other media ...
“It’s the iPhones Isn’t It?”
If you’ve picked up a Sunday newspaper or a biweekly magazine sometime in the past decade, there’s a good chance you’ve come across more than one article about ...
Public Thinker: Jill Lepore on the Challenge of Explaining Things
Scholars who want to write beyond the academy often ask, where are the ...
Wondering how your life has changed over the past two decades? Just rummage through your email for old autoresponds. “Out of office” referred to unlucky politicians until the 1970s, when UNIX began ...