Volume 24, Number 2

Don't Be Evil

Autumn 2021

Mr. Roboto, LMSW

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.

Opening This Article Voids Warranty

With monopolies on production and distribution of consumer technologies, big tech companies are also securing legal means to increase their profit margins by preventing repair, reuse, and reinvention. The irrationality of global capitalism...

Rage Against the Machines

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.

Unearthed

There’s tar on our hands, / asphalt, pitch, / that carbon-black earth stick / only oil can soften, / then soap. // It came from below...

Marx in Soho: An Epilogue

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.

From Scientists to Salesmen

Noah Hutton's In Silico documents the rise and fall of the Human Brain Project—a 10-year, billion-euro failed attempt to simulate the human brain. The project's spectacular size serves as a magnifying lens held to the system at large...

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