Xerography was not only central to the production and dissemination of art and community, but changed who could be an active participant in the making of culture.
Kate Eichhorn | Feb 23
By exploiting women, British companies gained all the benefits of powerful mainframes with little labor overhead — and no long-term commitment to their computing workforce.
Mar Hicks | Feb 8
An illustrated guide to the often-humble final resting places of famous architects, from Alvar Aalto to Frank Lloyd Wright.
Henry H. Kuehn | Feb 1
Our built-in biases help explain our post-truth era, when “alternative facts” replace actual facts, and feelings have more weight than evidence.
Lee McIntyre | Jan 21
A glimpse of an alternative economic and industrial history and future, in which the Luddites were successful in their battle against alienating technology.
Miriam A. Cherry | Jan 19
Children today are the very first generation of citizens to be datafied from before birth. The social and political consequences of this historical transformation have yet to be seen.
Veronica Barassi | Jan 14
Over the course of the 20th century, capitalism preserved its momentum by molding the ordinary person into a consumer with an unquenchable thirst for more stuff.
Kerryn Higgs | Jan 11
In giving voice to the digital ghosts of the deceased, chatbots are trying to succeed where photography and dreams fail.
Davide Sisto | Jan 4
An excerpt from the science fiction master's memoir “Highcastle: A Remembrance."
Stanisław Lem | Dec 21, 2020
Many of our most influential experiences are shared with and, according to a growing body of cognitive science research, partly shaped by other people.
Michael J. Spivey | Dec 17, 2020