tech

In the Spirit of Ada Lovelace, a Tuition-Free Seattle School Teaches Women to Code

The Ada Developers Academy aims to change the male-dominated tech industry—one woman at a time.  Read more »

Five Rad New Media Artists to Watch

These young artists use the internet as their medium to explore girliness, technology, and culture.  Read more »

Flesh & Twine: A New Storytelling Platform Explores Gender Horror with Each Click

The horror fan in me loves to be grossed out and to squirm in my seat. Read more »

But Do We Need an App for That? The New Trend of Consent Technology

We have apps to help us sleep, to help us read the day’s headlines, and to help us shoot angry birds at pigs. Now, there’s an app that helps you consent to sex. But is a smartphone app a smart solution for... Read more »

"The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy" is a Practical Look at Gender and Online Privacy

Violet Blue is a journalist who sniffs out interesting stories about technology, controversy, and identity.  Read more »

How "Ex Machina" Toys With Its Female Characters

Ex Machina, the new film from writer and director Alex Garland, is ostensibly about robot consciousness. Read more »

In New Sitcoms "Selfie" and "Manhattan Love Story," Technology and Women Don't Mix

John Cho and Karen Gillan tea up in a new sitcom.  Last Tuesday, I watched two hyped ABC sitcom premieres, Selfie and ... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Who Owns the Internet?

The country is debating rules that could give big companies like Verizon and Comcast much more control over the internet. We look at how why feminists—and anyone who cares about independent media—should care about the... Read more »

An Interview with the Brains Behind the bell hooks Phone Line

Last week, the internet lit up with news of a phone number that would text you back bell hooks quotes. The two creators of the ... Read more »

BitchTapes: 8-Bit Hits

Michelle Sternberger is a chiptune artist—she makes intricate electronic music using retro gaming consoles and 8-bit computers.  To mark the release of a new album featuring her songs, ... Read more »

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