By Joanne McNeil
How the shared culture of Silicon Valley has shaped, and been shaped by, the places where tech has taken root.
By Jessa Lingel
Gentrification is a useful idea for understanding the internet’s problems, as well as the need for alternative models that are open and fair.
By Robert W. Gehl
Challenging Google and Apple's dominance of mobile operating systems can give users more control, and support a broad realignment within tech.
By Kevin Werbach
DeFi has the capacity to transform financial services, but challenges and risks need to be properly addressed to fulfill its potential.
By Kristina Rapacki
UX designers, engineers, and the iPhone's co-designer are reassessing the priorities behind the ways we interact with apps and devices.
By Jathan Sadowski
Breaking the platform economy’s cycle of extraction and enclosure can redistribute power over data and infrastructure to the public.
By Camille Baker
An invisible, on-demand workforce supports everything from Facebook to Uber and beyond with project-based tasks — and has little to show for it.
By Emma Johanningsmeier
Experimental, community-based rideshare alternatives reflect the potential and promise of a more equitable gig economy.
By Samer Hassan
Overcoming the flaws of an internet controlled by a few major players will enable web services that are more democratic and fair.
The internet’s commercialization has left us at the whim of large corporations that are often unaccountable and indifferent.
By Tim Maughan
Content creators are at the mercy of corporations because they have no control over the infrastructure on which they depend.