The dozens of people whose dedicated work made Volume 24, Number 2 a reality.
Category - Vol24-2 Don’t Be Evil
"What does it mean to live, to be human right now?" asks author Xiaowei Wang, as we—from the US metropoles as well as rural China—live our lives enmeshed with capitalist technologies.
The pandemic has spurred the growth of remote/digital care work that further dehumanizes both care workers and people in need of care. The most vulnerable members of our society is shoved into the hands of Mr. Roboto, LMSW.
To dispel the myth of a utopian vision of technology, we present a feature review of Jason Smith's Smart Machines, Aaron Benanav's Automation and the Future of Work, and Gavin Mueller's Breaking Things at Work.
Frederick Taylor's ghost is living through workplace surveillance technologies, automation, and management softwares. Is there a way we transform these technologies toward a liberatory vision?
There’s tar on our hands, / asphalt, pitch, / that carbon-black earth stick / only oil can soften, / then soap. // It came from below...
McIlwain's book misses the mark. He proposes that Black Americans use technology to outrun white supremacy, gaining access to white bourgeois society, instead of overthrowing the inherently unjust system of exploitation.
In 1999, Howard Zinn published Marx in Soho, a play about Karl Marx returning from Heaven to clear his name. The curtain fell in Zinn's imagination. But the story continues here.
Helen Zhao discussed with Noah Hutton, director of Lapsis, about various ways—storied by Hutton's new film—science “does evil.”
Debates about the limitations of natural processing language models and their societal impact are oversimplified in popular discourse. To engage politically with these debates, we need to first understand the technical aspects.