tech

New Marisha Pessl Pulp "Night Film" Tries to Print the Internet

I never read Special Topics in Calamity Physics. Marisha Pessl, the novel’s then-27-year-old author, loomed too large over it. Or, rather, her photo did. Pessl’s... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Wired

  How are we wired? This episode talks with tech expert Ashe Dryden about why tech industries lose out when they're boys clubs,Code for America fellow ... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Fujitsu's Feminine Laptops, Because Pink and Purple Pens weren't Enough

  Back in August, our web editor commented on the sexism of the “BIC for Her” feminine pen debacle. She opened her blog with the quip: “Thank God I’m... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Ada Lovelace, First Computer Programmer

Lady Ada King, Countess of Lovelace—better known as Ada Lovelace—described herself as an analyst and metaphysician in her only published article. Seeing as how that article included what is cited as the first computer program and the first incidence of computers being assigned abilities beyond... Read more »

Double Rainbow: Deconstructing "The Geek Syndrome"

Eleven years ago, an article in Wired magazine helped establish the reputation of Asperger’s as “the geek syndrome.” As the condition has become more prominent in the popular imagination, it has acquired a close... Read more »

SXSW Film: <em>Small, Beautifully Moving Parts</em> is a Road Movie for Tech Geeks

Sarah Sparks loves technology. A freelance tech geek, she fixes everything from new computers to old radios and calls her home pregnancy test a “nifty gadget.” When its digital... Read more »

Geek Feminism Has you Covered at Conferences

Following a great expose ("The Dark side of Open Source Conferences") by Valerie Aurora on harassment and sexism in Open Source (technology that is horizontally integrated, anyone... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Michael Arrington, Technological Determinist

OK, so we can all agree that there is a lack of women in positions of power in the tech industry, right? Right. Well, according to Douche du Jour Michael Arrington, it’s our own damn fault. In his piece for TechCrunch (charmingly titled... Read more »

Making Geek Chic: Can tech crafting outfit more girls for technology?

Wearable technology may feel like science fiction, but it's actually becoming a reality right before our eyes. Law enforcement, the military, and the medical industry have long sought ways to integrate technology with clothing to augment health and personal safety. More recently, high fashion... Read more »

Mad World: No Girls Allowed: File Sharing Culture and BitTorrent

Every time I go to download files from a BitTorrent tracker site I am constantly bombarded with ads for sex/dating sites or straight up pornography and I’m sick of it. Women are engaging in online technologies as well and we are repetitively told that we don’t belong. Read more »

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