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Body Conscious: Who Gets to Be a Cyborg?

Much of the futuristic sheen of biohacking is washed off when we think of it in terms of footbinding, corsetry, plastic surgery, or even IUDs. Read more »

There's a Hack for That: Breaking down the epistemology of a technocult

The hacker ethos tweaks, exploits, or even subverts the system, but it does nothing to change it.   Read more »

Backtalk: Get Out & Uber Sexism

Dahlia and Amy are very excited to be spoiling Jordan Peele’s debut film, Get Out, and to do a deep dive into all of the layers of celluloid. Get Out is full of memorable performances, a scary movie... Read more »

Performance Anxiety: Trump and the Commodification of Dissent in the Tech Industry

Advertising “resistance” as a brand carries a number of advantages: Covering up PR problems, protecting access to talented immigrant workers, and yes, also genuinely wanting to do the right thing. Read more »

Of Woman Borg: Bionic betties, radical robots, and the evolution of the artificial woman

It’s no shock that feminine cyborgs are used exclusively in ads targeting young males; they tap right into stock fantasies of female subservience.” Read more »

WOMANPRODUCER Project Celebrates the Women Behind the Music

Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne of The Blow have founded a new multimedia art project and organization, WOMANPRODUCER, to connect and celebrate women who make their own music.  Read more »

Birth Control Delivered to Your Door: The Nurx Birth Control App Expands Around the Country

The company aims to make contraception easy and affordable—just like it should be.  Read more »

In California, a Government App Will (Finally!) Track When Police Shoot Civilians

I tested out the new tool that California will use to track violent encounters. And found some problems.  Read more »

New Music Monday: Miss Geo

Boston techno trio Miss Geo makes a strong case for the argument that new technologies actually mean new and different ways to connect.  Read more »

Kids These Days

Kids of this generation get a bad rap but we’re working to make a better future together. Read more »

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