Podcast Episode: People With Disabilities Are The Original Hackers

Podcast Episode: People With Disabilities Are The Original Hackers

Favorite People with disabilities were the original hackers. The world can feel closed to them, so they often have had to be self-reliant in how they interact with society. And that creativity and ingenuity is an unappreciated resource. %3Ciframe%20scrolling%3D%22no%22%20seamless%3D%22%22%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fplayer.simplecast.com%2F3a41f44e-6468-48d9-a138-4a208b2f29b9%3Fdark%3Dtrue%26amp%3Bcolor%3D000000%22%20width%3D%22100%25%22%20height%3D%2252px%22%20frameborder%3D%22no%22%20allow%3D%22autoplay%22%3E%3C%2Fiframe%3E Privacy info. This embed will serve content from simplecast.com      You can also find this episode…

Podcast Episode: Safer Sex Work Makes a Safer Internet

Podcast Episode: Safer Sex Work Makes a Safer Internet

Favorite An internet that is safe for sex workers is an internet that is safer for everyone. Though the effects of stigmatization and criminalization run deep, the sex worker community exemplifies how technology can help people reduce harm, share support, and offer experienced analysis to protect each other. But a 2018 federal law purportedly aimed…

Podcast Episode: Losing Until We Win: Realistic Revolution in Science Fiction

Podcast Episode: Losing Until We Win: Realistic Revolution in Science Fiction

Favorite When a science-fiction villain is defeated, we often see the heroes take their victory lap and then everyone lives happily ever after. But that’s not how real struggles work: In real life, victories are followed by repairs, rebuilding, and reparations, by analysis and introspection, and often, by new battles.   %3Ciframe%20scrolling%3D%22no%22%20seamless%3D%22%22%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fplayer.simplecast.com%2F6e0fd809-b0d9-44b7-8a1b-7134f54d9383%3Fdark%3Dtrue%26amp%3Bcolor%3D000000%22%20width%3D%22100%25%22%20height%3D%2252px%22%20frameborder%3D%22no%22%20allow%3D%22autoplay%22%3E%3C%2Fiframe%3E Privacy info. This embed…

Podcast Episode: Making the Invisible Visible

Podcast Episode: Making the Invisible Visible

Favorite What would the internet look like if it weren’t the greatest technology of mass surveillance in the history of mankind? Trevor Paglen wonders about this, and he makes art from it.  %3Ciframe%20height%3D%2252px%22%20width%3D%22100%25%22%20frameborder%3D%22no%22%20scrolling%3D%22no%22%20seamless%3D%22%22%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fplayer.simplecast.com%2F04c961d3-fe06-4b98-bf70-067432bacfc3%3Fdark%3Dtrue%26amp%3Bcolor%3D000000%22%20allow%3D%22autoplay%22%3E%3C%2Fiframe%3E Privacy info. This embed will serve content from simplecast.com      To Paglen, art is a conversation with the past and the future…

Podcast Episode: The Right to Imagine Your Own Future

Podcast Episode: The Right to Imagine Your Own Future

Favorite Too often we let the rich and powerful dictate what technology’s future will be, from Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse to Elon Musk’s neural implants. But what if we all were empowered to use our voices and perspectives to imagine a better world in which we all can thrive while creating and using technology as we…

Podcast Episode: When Tech Comes to Town

Podcast Episode: When Tech Comes to Town

Favorite When a tech company moves to your city, the effects ripple far beyond just the people it employs. It can impact thousands of ancillary jobs – from teachers to nurses to construction workers – as well as the community’s housing, transportation, health care, and other businesses. And too often, these impacts can be negative. …

Podcast Episode: Don't Be Afraid to Poke the Tigers

Podcast Episode: Don't Be Afraid to Poke the Tigers

Favorite What can a bustling electronic components bazaar in Shenzhen, China, tell us about building a better technology future? To researcher and hacker Andrew “bunnie” Huang, it symbolizes the boundless motivation, excitement, and innovation that can be unlocked if people have the rights to repair, tinker, and create.  Huang believes that to truly unleash innovation…

Podcast Episode: Securing the Vote

Podcast Episode: Securing the Vote

Favorite U.S. democracy is at an inflection point, and how we administer and verify our elections is more important than ever. From hanging chads to glitchy touchscreens to partisan disinformation, too many Americans worry that their votes won’t count and that election results aren’t trustworthy. It’s crucial that citizens have well-justified confidence in this pillar…