From Standing Rock to Syria, drones are being used to hold the powerful to account. Let’s keep it that way.
Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick | Sep 10, 2020
I checked out the scene at a burgeoning international conference and open-air hacker party. Here's what I learned about protecting my privacy online.
Maureen Webb | Aug 31, 2020
A glance at the research reveals that there are distinct advantages to using print maps.
Meredith Broussard | Jul 9, 2020
The president’s plan to abolish slavery hinged on winning a second term — and receiving a long, expensive telegram that almost didn’t make it.
Ainissa Ramirez | May 6, 2020
The author of “Technologies of the Human Corpse” explores how technology is blurring the distinctions between life and death, and how personal loss has shaped his research.
Sam Kelly | May 4, 2020
The founding director of Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab and author of “Experience on Demand” explores the potential benefits of VR and the future of VR research.
The Editors | Apr 30, 2020
Despite privacy concerns, “contact tracing” using GPS data may be our best bet to contain this large and fast-growing pandemic.
Shashi Shekhar & Apurv Hirsh Shekhar | Mar 24, 2020
When the French government announced a remarkable new invention by painter Louis Daguerre, American inventor Samuel Morse sensed its commercial potential, sending his imagination wild.
Sarah Kate Gillespie | Mar 16, 2020
Even if they disappear into the dustbin of payment arcana tomorrow, signature pads should not escape our notice.
Bill Maurer | Mar 9, 2020
In the mid-2000s, RFID drew criticism from privacy experts and became the target of far-right conspiracies. It’s poised to re-enter the public imagination.
Jordan Frith | Mar 5, 2020