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
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
In giving voice to the digital ghosts of the deceased, chatbots are trying to succeed where photography and dreams fail.
Davide Sisto | Jan 4
The author of “OD: Naloxone and the Politics of Overdose” examines the history and political sociology of a life-saving drug, and a movement seeking to rewrite the tired plot of overdose scripts.
Sam Kelly | Dec 28, 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
Three international security experts chart the rise and fall of radiological weapons programs in the United States and the Soviet Union.
Morgan L. Kaplan | Dec 14, 2020
From the ancient Greeks to the 17th century, a terrestrial phenomenon baffled scientists: Where did the birds go in winter?
Alice Gorman | Dec 1, 2020
While word-finding failures can be taken as evidence of memory problems, they may not be harbingers of befuddlement after all.
Roger Kreuz & Richard Roberts | Nov 24, 2020