Technology

Can I Google That?

Can I Google That? Can I Google That?

Google’s antitrust lawsuit.

Oct 27, 2023 / OppArt / Paul Karasik

How Everything Became Data

How Everything Became Data How Everything Became Data

Starting with the birth of statistics in the 19th century and concluding with algorithms and AI systems, a new book examines how humans became studied as a set of ones and zeroes....

Oct 16, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Ben Tarnoff

An effigy of Elon Musk is seen on the screen of a mobile device with the X logo in the background.

Elon Musk Is a Threat to Democracy Elon Musk Is a Threat to Democracy

How the owner of Tesla and Space X became a state within a state.

Sep 8, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Georgia Knecht, 4, browses a bookshelf at Riverside, California, Main Library.

A Book Is a Book Is a Book—Except When It’s an e-Book A Book Is a Book Is a Book—Except When It’s an e-Book

But corporate mega-publishers want purchasing a book to be like renting a movie or streaming an album.

Aug 30, 2023 / Maria Bustillos

soldiers surround unmanned robotic ground weapon in field

When AI and Robotics Combine When AI and Robotics Combine

The coming advent of “killer robots.”

Aug 9, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

Striking SAG-AFTRA member in front of Netflix building

SAG-AFTRA Can Agree on One Thing: It’s Time to Crush the Big Studios SAG-AFTRA Can Agree on One Thing: It’s Time to Crush the Big Studios

How do you bring a woefully divided union together? You go on strike.

Jul 26, 2023 / Editorial / Piper French

black and white photo of j. robert oppenheimer testifying before the senate

Even as the Oppenheimer Film Rights a Historic Wrong, the Memo That Smeared Him Remains Redacted Even as the Oppenheimer Film Rights a Historic Wrong, the Memo That Smeared Him Remains Redacted

The physicist was punished for opposing development of the hydrogen bomb, and for warning about the dangers of nuclear proliferation.

Jul 21, 2023 / Peter Shinkle

AI Chat Illustration

Hollywood’s Robot Overlords Hollywood’s Robot Overlords

The tech-driven takeover of the film industry aims at squeezing maximum profit out of art, draining it of all its humanity in the process.

Jul 21, 2023 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

The full moon rises over the cooling towers of the Trillo Nuclear Power Plant in Guadalajara, Spain.

The Pacific Northwest Is Experiencing an Atomic Energy Renaissance The Pacific Northwest Is Experiencing an Atomic Energy Renaissance

Can you believe we’re fighting this shit all over again?

Jul 20, 2023 / Joshua Frank

Lessons From the Catastrophic Failure of the Metaverse

Lessons From the Catastrophic Failure of the Metaverse Lessons From the Catastrophic Failure of the Metaverse

Did the “creative class” learn anything from buying into a product that was obviously destined to flop?

Jul 3, 2023 / Mic Drop / Kate Wagner

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