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Reclaiming Hysteria: Disability Advocates Have Embraced YouTube—But the Feeling Isn’t Mutual

Demonetization and algorithm bias can dramatically affect the income that disabled creators stand to make. Read more »

Digital Crackdowns on the Sex Trade Can Put Sex Workers at Risk

Raiding sex worker websites may look good for law enforcement—but it can push sex workers further underground. Read more »

The Real Truth About YouTube’s Obsessive Purity Subculture

There’s something sickly comforting about believing that staying pure will give you power, about the idea that everything will be okay if you follow the rules. Read more »

Black Retribution in Tech: The Audacity to Imagine

“I have cultivated a special relationship with revenge—one that is built on the idea that I and other Black people deserve acknowledgment as creative individuals and equitable access to tools that can nurture our gifts.” Read more »

Popaganda: Fembots

From Metropolis to Westworld, female robots have always played out complicated power dynamics onscreen. While the term “fembots” conjurs up the image of killer mechanical sex-kittens from Austin Powers, cinematic stories about female robots often deal with much... Read more »

Not All Russians: The Ethics of Internet Bots

Is the #botally community following ethics that lessen harm? Read more »

Biopower to the People: Fitness Trackers Are Redefining What It Means to Be a Human Subject

Order has always been a human ideal—has it become a defining category of a worthy life? Read more »

Raw Materials: Will teched-up clothing change fashion's gendered image?

We’re seeing exciting new technologies already designed with men and male agency in mind, codifying norms before they even hit the shelves. Read more »

More Than Our Machines: Aesthetics and Prosthetics in Sci-Fi Film

In the future, you can lose all your limbs and remain enfranchised. Read more »

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