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The future of ed tech is here, it’s just not evenly distributed

Using design fiction to cut through the relentless TEDTalk-like optimism of ed tech marketing


Quantified Us

Let’s Turn Navel-Gazing into Community Actualization


Nearly ten years ago Brooklyn-based designer Nicholas Felton created his first personal annual


The future of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality: Alternative Reality

A vision over the next 10 years from a perspective of the usages


Jodorowsky’s ‘Dune’: the most important science fiction movie never made

Before ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Alien,’ a failed project would change Hollywood forever


Is the future going to be all about technology?

The biggest and most disruptive changes may well be technological. The future is awesome, part three.


The Last of Us

True tales of how various species went extinct


The Last Great Auk

The Great Auk was a large flightless bird that lived on…


How I broke the Ethiopian Airlines #ET702 hijacking on Twitter

11:05pm: “OH MY GOD A PLANE HAS BEEN HIJACKED”


Dystopian Daze

The real horror of DayZ? It’s you. 


I am an Asian man in a pair of grey cargo pants sat under an electricity pylon, staring out over a small town while…


To be or not 2B

The evolution of books and language in a text-heavy world


**CLICK ON NOTES FOR TEXT SPEAK DEFINITIONS**


Graffiti: 40 Years of Hacking New York City

“’City as Canvas’ is a reminder that this is, in a very literal sense, criminal artwork”


The biggest problem with wearable technology? It is not wearable. 

‘Wearables is a bit of a misnomer, because not many of them [the devices] are that wearable.’ …


Why Fashion of the Future will never be the Fashion of the Future


Every sci-fi costume designer has the challenge of imagining a world that has yet to become. Designers like Pierre…


Why are all our friends human?

Musings on the Fermi Pardox


If there is life in a young star system such as our own, there ought to be life in the billions of more


Can Your Robot Do This?

Sure we are getting close to The Singularity, but certainly there are some things that robots just won’t be able to do. 


Uber Is Driving Us to Thunderdome

Conflicted, dystopian dread from a liberal who loves disruptive technology.


Saturation Point


The bell above the door chimed, and a man stepped through into the small reception. His pointed shoes, slate grey, tapped softly on the wooden floor. A middle-aged man stood…


Beyond Digital

Upon which we stop using our fingers like damned monkeys and evolve into higher beings


Parenting at the End of the World (as we know it)

Having children, despite Climate Change


I had a great time taking Brighid to the National Zoo in Washington…


Airbnb and the Trouble with Breaking Rules


Laws and their inflicted rules used to be a candid reflection of our individual values at one point in time. They represented our virtues and morals. They distinguished right from wrong.

Over the decades, our values have evolved (as one would expect from a species whose entire existence is based on evolution). Yet we failed to…


Google, Censorship, and Salesmanship: The Epic Smackdown of RapGenius

Why no one messes with Big G, and why maybe they should


A Rough Guide to Dystopia, With Cows.

Know what nightmarish future you’re living in with this one easy list!


Very internet woman. Wow. 

Online misogyny is just regular misogyny


I’ve been part of online communities since 1994, and, as far as I know, yesterday was the only…


How Feminist Programming Has Already Happened

Exploring how feminist ideals are represented in existing languages


I’d like to start with a confession. I’m a white male software engineer who has had what many would call a privileged upbringing. This is also the first time I’ve attempted to explore an emotionally sensitive subject in public, so please try to

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