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ABSTRACT This field review explores the phenomenon of crypto-games (digital games built on blockchain technologies) and new racialized forms of play-based labor. Through examining Axie Infinity, a crypto-game made in […]

Zara Rahman is a British-Bangladeshi author and researcher whose interests lie at the intersection of power, technology and justice. Her book, Machine Readable Me: The Hidden Ways Tech Shapes Our […]

Huan He is an assistant professor of English at Vanderbilt University and holds a PhD in American studies and ethnicity from the University of Southern California. From 2022–2023, He was […]

Lida Zeitlin-Wu is a scholar of media, race, and visual culture whose work explores the rationalization of sensory experience and selfhood under techno-capitalism. She received her PhD in Film & […]

Dannah Dennis, program officer for the Data Fluencies program, examines how college students use hyperlocal anonymous platforms through her research on Yik Yak’s Bucknell University community.

ABSTRACT This field review provides a critical history and overview of the two most popular for-profit meditation apps, Calm and Headspace, which have seen a dramatic uptick in downloads in […]

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 Dannah Dennis is an anthropologist who researches everyday citizenship and formations of personal, political, and gendered subjectivities, with a particular focus on social media. Much of her research has been […]

Edward Ongweso Jr. is the finance editor at Logic(s) magazine and the cohost of This Machine Kills, a podcast on the political economy of technological innovation. His work has appeared […]

Just Tech invited several practitioners and researchers to respond to a simple yet fundamental question: “What is just technology?” This interview was conducted by Just Tech program director Catalina Vallejo […]

Lori Regattieri is a strategic foresight leader with proven record experience of successful projects in social policy, philanthropy, and sustainable tech. They are a movement builder, organizer, and digital strategist […]

As the Founder and Chief Good Troublemaker at Backbone Digital Leaders, Matthews has worked with history-making political candidates and organizations like Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight and Michelle Obama’s When We […]

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