The editors of Real Life are always looking for thoughtful, individual, and original work about living with technology, especially as it intersects with culture, society, and politics. We’re commissioning essays with a conceptual core and a novel thesis or argument.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have writing or art in mind for this magazine. We pay $800 for longer features (1,500+ words) and $500 for shorter ones (around 1,000 words).
We also publish regular series, including:
New Feelings: On newly prominent feelings, pathologies, fantasies, etc., inspired or enabled by digital media
Home Icons: A cultural history of a domestic object, guided by a few questions: Where did this come from; under what material, social, and cultural conditions was it created; through what set of circumstances did it arrive in your possession or care; how has its significance changed, or not, in the recent past?
Bad Metaphors: On inadequate, popular metaphors used widely in tech; propose a better one
Guided Tours: A look at a historical or cultural site via Google Street View
Syllabus for the Internet: On a book (or body of work) written prior to the rise of the consumer internet, which nevertheless gives us a way to understand it
Book Reviews: More essays than reviews; on books related, or relevant (as you see it) to technology
If you have an idea you think might work for us, get in touch!
Contributors A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Hanif AbdurraqibHanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first collection of poems, The Crown Ain't Worth Much was released in 2016 and was nominated for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released in fall 2017 by Two Dollar Radio.
- Acting My Age, April 2, 2018
- Momentary Connections, February 20, 2018
Crystal AbidinDr. Crystal Abidin is an anthropologist and ethnographer who researches internet culture and young people’s relationships with social media, technology, and devices. She is Postdoctoral Fellow with the Media Management and Transformation Centre at Jönköping University and Adjunct Research Fellow with the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. Reach her at wishcrys.com.
- Layers of Identity, April 16, 2018
- Every Place at Once, November 17, 2016
Tara AghdashlooTara Aghdashloo is a writer, filmmaker and curator living in London. She writes, shoots, and talks about art, politics, and the female experience.
- New Skin, April 20, 2017
Nitin K. Ahuja
Nitin K. AhujaNitin K. Ahuja is a physician living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Bugs as Features, July 10, 2017
Rahel AimaRahel Aima is a writer based between Brooklyn and Dubai. She runs NIGHTLIFE, a newsletter about staying in, and is currently working on a book about oil, water, and digital culture in the Arabian Gulf.
- Oil Diffuser, November 16, 2020
- Music for Plants, August 4, 2020
- The Accursed Share, June 4, 2018
- Good Boys, February 26, 2018
- Eyes Without a Face, May 10, 2017
- Definition Not Found, September 6, 2016
Navneet AlangNavneet Alang is a technology and culture writer based in Toronto. His writing has most recently appeared in the Atlantic, New Republic, BuzzFeed, and the Globe and Mail.
- You Don’t Say, March 19, 2018
- Emotional Overdrive, January 2, 2018
- Close Reading, October 12, 2017
- Touch Screen, September 12, 2017
- Auto Format, October 17, 2016
Alexi AlarioAlexi Alario is a writer living in New York City. She is currently an undergraduate student at Pratt Institute's Critical and Visual Studies B.A. program.
- Open Worlds, August 26, 2019
Neta AlexanderNeta Alexander is an Assistant Professor in the Film and Media Studies Department at Colgate University, New York. Her work focuses on digital culture, film and media, and science and technology studies. Her first book, Failure, co-written with Arjun Appadurai, will be published by Polity Books this fall.
- Our Bodies, Ourselves, August 1, 2019
Becky Alexis-MartinDr. Becky Alexis-Martin writes on nuclear culture, medical histories, and the Global South. She is the author of Disarming Doomsday: The Human Impacts of Nuclear Weapons since Hiroshima (Pluto Press) and winner of the L.H.M Ling Outstanding First Book Prize.
- Our Friend the Atom, August 11, 2022
Lux AlptraumLux Alptraum is a writer, sex educator, comedian, and consultant. Past gigs have included serving as the editor, publisher, and CEO of Fleshbot, the web’s foremost blog about sexuality and adult entertainment; editor-at-large for Nerve; a sex educator at an adolescent pregnancy prevention program; an HIV pretest counselor; and the founder of Boinkology, a blog about sex and culture.
- Industry Standards, July 16, 2018
Ana Cecilia Alvarez
Ana Cecilia AlvarezAna Cecilia Alvarez's words on art and women, among other topics, have appeared in several publications, including the New Inquiry and Vice. She lives on a hill in Los Angeles.
- Dreaming in Color, August 18, 2022
- Look for America, October 10, 2019
- Natural Processes, January 22, 2019
- Already Late, January 8, 2018
- Trash Life, September 18, 2017
Jeremy AntleyJeremy Antley holds a PhD in Russian History from the University of Kansas and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. His most recent work on wargames and culture can be found at First Person Scholar and in Zones of Control: Perspectives on Wargaming.
- Command and Control, January 21, 2021
- Running the Numbers, April 15, 2019
- Period Piece, December 11, 2017
- Taking Turns, August 15, 2017
Rob ArcandRob Arcand is a freelance journalist and culture writer based in Brooklyn. He writes about music and aesthetics and has appeared in Tiny Mix Tapes, Thump, and the Quietus.
- Unlimited Editions, February 26, 2018
- Warped Image, August 31, 2017
- Sonic Youth, November 30, 2016
Angel ArcherAngel Archer is a Libra and in her spare time enjoys downloading pictures of angels from Blingee.com, printing them out, and kissing them.
- Botline Bling, September 14, 2016
Agnes Arnold-ForsterAgnes Arnold-Forster is a writer and historian of science, technology, and medicine. She has written for the Washington Post, Times Literary Supplement, the London Review of Books, Catapult, and the Daily Dot. She is currently writing a biography of nostalgia, that will be published by Picador in 2024. She lives in London.
- Still the Same, June 27, 2022
Robert AstermannRobert Astermann is a former political science academic and blogger who doesn’t want the internet to know too much about them.
- Sex Positivism, October 10, 2017
Drew AustinDrew Austin writes about technology and urbanism on the blog Kneeling Bus.
- Chimp City, April 14, 2022
- Worn Out, August 16, 2021
- Paid in Full, April 19, 2021
- Loyalty Tests, November 30, 2020
- Home Screens, April 27, 2020
- Bundling and Unbundling, October 24, 2019
- Always In, June 3, 2019
- Numbers Game, February 7, 2019
- Cold Discovery, December 10, 2018
- The Constant Consumer, September 10, 2018
Hazel AveryHazel Avery is a poet living on unceded Abenaki land. She has books available at Metatron Press and Trident Press, and other work freely available online. She wants you to think more seriously about fungal systems and abolish ICE.
- Radio Transceiver, November 16, 2020
- Against Immortality, September 20, 2017
Janna AvnerJanna Avner is a creative technologist living in Los Angeles who recently co-created Femmebit, a yearly digital new media festival celebrating women artists. Janna graduated from Yale in 2012, and is currently a gallery director who curates shows, exhibits paintings, and writes as much as time permits.
- Selfless Devotion, December 7, 2016
Emma BakerEmma Baker is a freelance writer and a graduate of NYU's Cultural Reporting and Criticism program. She writes about self-image and consumer culture, and lives in Brooklyn.
- Make Yourself a Gift, April 30, 2020
Erik BakerErik Baker is a historian of science and work and a contributing editor at the Drift.
- Emergency Breaks, June 7, 2021
Skyler BalbusSkyler Balbus is the Director of Product Design at Postlight, a digital product studio in New York City, where she practices design as both a maker and a leader. Her work is informed by her multidisciplinary background, and she is always interested in finding new ways to bring ideas and people together.
- Screen Time, Sacred Time, July 15, 2019
Jessica BaldanzaJessica Baldanza is a Toronto-based writer focused on technology-mediated intimacy.
- Pay to Play, September 12, 2019
Jack BandyJack Bandy is a PhD candidate at Northwestern University. His research and writing focuses on public interest computing, and explores the social impact of algorithmic platforms like Twitter, Apple News, and TikTok.
- Fixing to Die, July 19, 2021
David A. Banks
David A. BanksDavid A. Banks writes about cities, technology, and society from Troy, NY.
- Wrong Road, August 1, 2022
- Castle in the Cloud, July 29, 2021
- Subscriber City, October 26, 2020
- Automatic for the Bosses, July 9, 2020
- New Haunts, October 31, 2019
- Union Station, September 3, 2019
- Outer Limits, June 20, 2019
- Just Ride, May 16, 2019
- Built to Shill, April 23, 2019
- Building to Code, January 14, 2019
- Same Difference, September 27, 2018
- Sun Belt Simulacra, August 23, 2018
- Red Pilled, April 26, 2018
- Nerding Out, April 9, 2018
- Uber Alles, March 5, 2018
- Where the Streets Have No Numbers, October 23, 2017
- The Authoritarian Surround, August 8, 2017
- The Edifice Complex, October 18, 2016
- True-ish Grit, July 6, 2016
Chelsea BarabasChelsea Barabas is a doctoral candidate in the Media, Arts and Sciences program at MIT, where she examines the spread of algorithmic decision-making in the U.S. criminal legal system. Formerly, she was a Technology Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a research scientist for the AI Ethics and Governance Initiative at the MIT Media Lab.
- Hall Monitors, December 6, 2021
Dalia BarghoutyDalia Barghouty thinks and writes about beauty, temporality, digital experience and the self(ie). She is currently a PhD student at the University of California, Davis researching media theory and contemporary literature.
- Glow Aesthetics, August 22, 2019
Jesse BarronJesse Barron has written for the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Vice, Bookforum, and other publications. He lives in New York.
- The Babysitters Club, July 27, 2016
Hannah BartonHannah Barton is a doctoral researcher based in London. Her academic interests include internet memes, new literacies, and cultural history. She tweets occasionally @hhannahhbarton.
- Tactical Virality, February 14, 2017
- Life Support, December 14, 2016
Alex BeattieAlex Beattie is a writer and PhD candidate at Victoria University of Wellington and is researching ways in which people disconnect from the internet.
- Out of Network, May 29, 2018
Sarah BellerSarah Beller is a social worker and writer.
- Worlds Apart, November 14, 2016
Liat BerdugoLiat Berdugo is an artist, writer, and curator whose work focuses on embodiment and digitality, archive theory, and new economies. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals internationally, and she collaborates widely with individuals and archives. She is currently an assistant professor of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco.
- Spectral Power, August 22, 2017
Rachel BergmannRachel Bergmann is a writer, researcher, and MA student in Communication Studies at McGill University. Her research explores the intersections of digital culture, computing technology, emotions, and social justice. Her current work examines the cultural history and social impacts of new technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning systems.
- Digital Hygiene, June 17, 2019
Linda BesnerLinda Besner’s most recent book is Feel Happier in Nine Seconds. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Boston Review, the Globe & Mail, and Enroute, and aired on CBC Radio. She lives in Montreal.
- Ungoogleability, January 24, 2019
- Ambient Cruelty, December 17, 2018
- Involuntary Lurking, September 4, 2018
- Faulty Logic, May 14, 2018
- Disaster Preparedness, April 26, 2018
- Taste Made, March 26, 2018
- Helping Hand, February 5, 2018
- Deleted Scenes, January 29, 2018
- After Hours, January 8, 2018
- Hate Maps, October 5, 2017
- Dinner Theater, September 14, 2017
- To Forgive, August 7, 2017
- Forced Smiles, June 14, 2017
- Scattered Attention, May 16, 2017
- Spooky Action, April 10, 2017
- Sleep Country, March 23, 2017
- Considered Alternatives, March 1, 2017
- Remote Control, October 6, 2016
- Ritual Views, July 26, 2016
Doug BierendDoug Bierend is a freelance writer, and author of In Search of Mycotopia. He is interested in science, media, technology, ecology, degrowth, food systems, and general subversiveness in service of a more equitable and sustainable world. You can follow him on Twitter or on Instagram.
- Entangled Intelligence, August 8, 2022
Alexander BilletAlexander Billet is a writer and artist based in Los Angeles. He is a member of the Locust Arts & Letters Collective, helps edit its publication Locust Review, and is co-host of the podcast Locust Radio. He blogs at alexanderbillet.com.
- As You Were, May 20, 2021
Maya BinyamMaya Binyam is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn. Her writing has appeared in the New Inquiry, the Awl, the Hairpin, and elsewhere.
- Open Heart, April 23, 2018
- Against the Clock, August 30, 2016
Abeba BirhaneAbeba Birhane is a PhD candidate in Cognitive Science at University College Dublin. Her interdisciplinary research, which intersects between embodied cognition, digital technology studies, and critical data science, explores the dynamic and reciprocal relationships between individuals, society and digital technologies. She is a contributor to Aeon Magazine and blogs regularly about cognition, AI, ethics and data science.
- Fair Warning, February 24, 2020
- The Algorithmic Colonization of Africa, July 18, 2019
Sophie BishopSophie Bishop is a Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries at the University of Sheffield. She uses feminist political economy to study content production on the internet.
- Influencer Creep, June 9, 2022
- Name of the Game, June 14, 2021
- The Safety Dance, January 11, 2021
Andrew BlevinsAndrew Blevins is a writer in New York who has previously appeared in the Point, the Common, and WebSafe2k.
- Computer Moves, April 3, 2017
Phoebe BoatwrightPhoebe Boatwright is a New York–based photographer. She is currently a project coordinator for the Bronx Museum’s Friends of José Martí Sculpture Project.
- Illicit Material, March 7, 2017
Alice BolinAlice Bolin is the author of Dead Girls, forthcoming from Morrow/Harper Collins. She is moving to Boston soon.
- The Scrying Game, August 9, 2016
Rosa BoshierRosa Boshier is a writer and artist whose work has been featured in publications such as The Offing, Necessary Fiction, The Acentos Review, and Los Angeles Review of Books. She has been awarded residencies and artist grants from Rainin Foundation, Zellerbach Foundation, Bill Graham Foundation, Maker City LA, and Hannacc in Barcelona, Spain. In 2018, her short story "N n' N" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Ghost Parachute. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from The California Institute of the Arts.
- Forest for the Trees, December 2, 2019
Leslie L. Bowman
Leslie L. BowmanLeslie L. Bowman is a writer and recovering academic whose interests include women's voices, television, pop culture and language. Her work has appeared on HuffPost. She currently lives in Boston with her sweet fur babies, Pippin and Toast.
- Fiber Optics, May 22, 2017
Anne BoyerAnne Boyer is a poet and essayist. Her most recent book is Garments Against Women. She lives in Kansas City.
- Clickbait Thanatos, January 11, 2017
Jackie BrownJackie Brown is a researcher and writer based in Toronto. Her work focuses on economic justice and the relationships between people, technology, and their environments.
- Source Material, March 8, 2021
Ruby BruntonRuby Brunton is a New Zealand-raised writer, poet and performer who now lives in Brooklyn. She's had poems in Metatron, 4 Poets, Queen Mobs and the Felt and essays in Complex, the New Inquiry and Mask Magazine where she is a contributing editor. She spends a lot of time thinking about intimacy, resistance, how to create community and education alternatives. Find her on twitter & tumblr @rubybrunton.
- All My Ghosts, June 13, 2017
- Talk Therapy, March 13, 2017
Tom Thor Buchanan
Tom Thor BuchananTom Thor Buchanan is a writer and researcher living in Toronto. His work has appeared in Joyland, Cosmonaut Avenue, and Metatron.
- Enemy Bodies, February 12, 2018
Astrid BudgorAstrid Budgor writes about movies and videogames on the internet.
- I Remember, August 10, 2017
- A Warm Place, May 30, 2017
- Wicked Game, April 13, 2017
Tara Isabella Burton
Tara Isabella BurtonTara Isabella Burton has written on religion and culture for National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the American Interest, and more. She is finishing a doctorate in theology and literature as a Clarendon Scholar at Trinity College, Oxford.
- Cover Stories, March 6, 2017
- Apocalypse Whatever, December 13, 2016
- Cult of One, November 21, 2016
Jeremy P. Bushnell
Jeremy P. BushnellJeremy P. Bushnell is the author of two novels: The Weirdness (2014) and The Insides (2016), both published by Melville House. He lives and works in the Boston area.
- Class Actions, December 5, 2016
Arjun ByjuArjun Byju is an MD student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and research fellow at the Center for Retina and Brain, University of Rochester Medical Center. His writing has appeared in Current Affairs, the Journal of Medical Ethics, and the New Physician.
- Smooth Operator, October 4, 2021
Autumm CainesAutumm Caines is a liminal space. She works as an instructional designer at the University of Michigan – Dearborn, spells her first name with two M’s, and you can find out more about her on autumm.org.
- The Weaponization of Care, May 24, 2021
- The Zoom Gaze, December 7, 2020
Camilla CannonCamilla Cannon is a trans and technology studies scholar. They are interested in the intersection of queerness, algorithmic surveillance, and subjectivity formation in a digital world.
- Trust Me, You Want This, August 23, 2021
- Recorded for Quality Assurance, September 19, 2019
Aaron Miguel Cantú
Aaron Miguel CantúAaron Miguel Cantú is a journalist in New York City. He is a senior editor at the New Inquiry.
- Money Talks, March 20, 2017
Dr. Elinor Carmi
Dr. Elinor CarmiDr. Elinor Carmi is a feminist, journalist and postdoc research associate at the Communication and Media Department at Liverpool University, UK. She’s currently working on several projects around data literacies and has recently published her second book Media Distortions: Understanding the Power Behind Spam, Noise and Other Deviant Media on Peter Lang.
- The Organic Myth, December 14, 2020
Sam CarterSam Carter is a writer and an editor at Asymptote.
- Tape Magnetism, December 13, 2017
Sasha ChapinSasha Chapin is a writer living in Toronto. His writing has appeared in Vice, the National Post, and Hazlitt.
- Re: Doctor James Kelly, January 27, 2017
Lara ChapmanLara Chapman is a writer, design researcher and curator based in London. She writes about the patterns and politics that operate in everyday objects and has previously written for Disegno, Running Dog, Frankie Magazine and others.
- Springtime Everywhere, October 5, 2020
Crystal ChokshiCrystal Chokshi is Associate Director of the Environmental Media Lab and a PhD candidate in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Calgary. Her work explores the stakes of letting AI decide what we say.
- Recommended Writing, January 19, 2021
Alex ChristieAlex Christie is a PhD candidate at Loyola University Chicago where he writes about the entanglement of posthumanism and ethics.
- Smooth Talk, November 2, 2017
Dolly ChurchDolly Church is a London-based writer and editor. She writes about urban living, culture and technology, and is currently working on a potato salad.
- Head Games, November 18, 2021
- Back to the Future, July 13, 2020
- Loitering Objects, November 21, 2019
Adam ClairAdam Clair is a writer currently based in Philadelphia. He tweets infrequently at @awaytobuildit.
- War of Words, August 13, 2018
- Negative Space, May 21, 2018
- Lonely Road, January 22, 2018
- All Ears, November 8, 2017
- Diminishing Returns, July 19, 2017
- Rule by Nobody, February 21, 2017
Mikaella ClementsMikaella Clements is an Australian writer currently based in Berlin. Her fiction and non-fiction can be found in the Guardian, Catapult, Buzzfeed, Hazlitt and more.
- Let’s Take This Offline, April 18, 2019
Meredyth ColeMeredyth Cole is a writer from Vancouver, Canada.
- Ghost Notes, September 16, 2019
Madeline Leung Coleman
Madeline Leung ColemanMadeline Leung Coleman is a writer and editor who lives in New York. She has written for Canadian Art, Artnet, and Aperture, among others.
- Candy Crush, October 28, 2019
- Closed Captions, August 1, 2017
- The Spy Is a Camera, July 20, 2016
Lauren ColleeLauren Collee is a London-based writer and PhD student. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Another Gaze, Uneven Earth, Eyot Magazine and others.
- Temporal Belonging, June 1, 2022
- Speech Bubbles, April 25, 2022
- Silent Partner, February 14, 2022
- The Great Offline, December 16, 2021
- Real Talk, October 21, 2021
- Shadow of a Doubt, September 16, 2021
- Is It My Body, July 22, 2021
- The Sounds of Silence, May 10, 2021
- Star Power, March 1, 2021
- SAD Lamp, January 28, 2021
- Are You Afraid of the Dark?, November 23, 2020
- Camera Traps, August 6, 2020
Ella CombergElla Comberg is a writer from Philadelphia. Currently, she works as an editor and researcher at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Her writing has been published, most recently, in the Avery Review.
- Eye of the Storm, July 15, 2021
The CoquetteThe Coquette is the author of Notes to My Future Husband and has written pop culture and advice columns for Playboy, Nerve, the Daily, and others. Her latest book, The Best of Dear Coquette, is available for pre-order now.
- Who Was She?, July 15, 2016
Lou CornumLou Cornum was born and raised in Arizona. They now live in Brooklyn and study Black and Indigenous science fiction at the CUNY Graduate Center. They can be found in the park looking for mushrooms or on twitter @spacendn.
- Event Horizon, March 12, 2018
- Domain Name, June 12, 2017
Katherine Alejandra Cross
Katherine Alejandra CrossKatherine Alejandra Cross is a PhD Candidate at the University of Washington School of Information who specialises in the study of anti-social behaviour online, including online harassment. She's written extensively on tech, video gaming, and culture for a variety of outlets.
- Blame It on the Game, July 14, 2022
William DaviesWilliam Davies is author of The Happiness Industry: How the Government & Big Business Sold us Wellbeing (Verso, 2015). He blogs at www.potlatch.org.uk.
- The Mismanaged Heart, August 3, 2016
Davey DavisDavey Davis is a writer and editor living in the SF Bay Area. They have written about culture, sexuality, and genderqueer embodiment at the Rumpus, the Millions, Mask Magazine, and many other places.
- Object Lessons, June 1, 2017
Jade E. Davis
Jade E. DavisJade E. Davis is an academic based in New York. By day, she is an applied theorist, working toward ethical integration of digital media in learning for marginalized populations. By night, she overthinks why we look at what we look at on the internet and how we talk about it.
- Grave Sight, September 19, 2016
Jenny L. Davis
Jenny L. DavisJenny L. Davis is a lecturer in the School of Sociology at the Australian National University and co-editor of Cyborgology.
- Here to Help, May 4, 2017
- Face to Interface, August 10, 2016
Aria DeanAria Dean is an artist and writer. She lives in Los Angeles.
- Poor Meme, Rich Meme, July 25, 2016
Gaby Del Valle
Gaby Del ValleGaby Del Valle is a freelance reporter covering immigration and labor. She is the co-founder of BORDER/LINES, a weekly newsletter about immigration policy.
- Newly Minted, April 9, 2020
Kieran DelamontKieran Delamont is a reporter for Metro News in Ottawa, and has written about cities, technology, and culture for the Guardian, Vice News, CityLab, and Spacing, among others. He runs, watches too much TV, and eats ramen far too frequently.
- Job Dream, July 11, 2017
Corbin DewittCorbin Dewitt lives and writes in Berkeley, California. Most recently her work has appeared on One Week // One Band, where she wrote on Suzanne Vega. She tweets at @corbin_dewitt and Instagrams flowers at @corbindewitt.
- Echo Location, October 24, 2017
Colin DickeyColin Dickey is the author of, most recently, Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, and the forthcoming The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained.
- Suspension of Belief, April 11, 2022
- W.G. Sebald, January 27, 2022
- License to Ill, December 2, 2021
- Conspiracy Wall, September 2, 2021
- Contested Images, May 26, 2020
Tatum DooleyTatum Dooley is a writer living in Toronto. Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Hairpin, the Fix, the White Wall Review, and elsewhere.
- Cost of Simplicity, March 19, 2018
- Help Wanted, April 27, 2017
- Word Perfect, February 23, 2017
Kerry DoranKerry Doran contributes to exhibition catalogs, artist books, and independent publications, including Artforum, BOMB, Flash Art, Foam Magazine, Rhizome, Terremoto, and SFMOMA’s Open Space.
- It Girls, March 4, 2019
Rochelle DuFordRochelle DuFord is starting as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Hartford in Fall 2019. Her work is driven by a critical concern with the development of political, ethical, and social life under contemporary conditions of globalization, late capitalism, and liberalism. She is currently completing her first book project, which concerns the application of feminist and democratic theories of solidarity in contemporary political and economic conditions.
- On a Journey, June 6, 2019
Philippe Pamela Dungao
Philippe Pamela DungaoPhilippe Pamela Dungao is a writer based in Toronto. Her work has appeared in Shameless Magazine, Broken Pencil Magazine, the White Wall Review, and elsewhere.
- Nostalgia for Permanence, June 25, 2018
- Error Messages, October 17, 2017
Jane Frances Dunlop
Jane Frances DunlopJane Frances Dunlop is an artist and writer whose work addresses emotion and performances of relation on the internet. She lives and works in London, UK.
- Through the Wires, July 26, 2017
- Nervous? We Should Be, July 19, 2016
Thuto Durkac-SomoThuto Durkac-Somo is a cofounder of the zine Us Neither and a video editor in New York.
- Sublime Athletics, September 6, 2017
- Gunsight, February 1, 2017
Nehal El-HadiNehal El-Hadi is a writer and researcher whose work explores the relationships between technology, the body, and space. She is based in Toronto, where she is currently the Science+Technology Editor at The Conversation Canada and the Editor-in-Chief of Studio. She tweets @iamnehal.
- Faces of Histories, March 15, 2021
- Being There, September 13, 2017
Alicia ElerAlicia Eler is a writer whose cultural journalism and essays have appeared in New York Magazine, the Guardian, the New Inquiry, Hyperallergic, Maxim and Fusion. Ask her anything about selfies, tinder and the lesbian dick pic. She is based in Los Angeles.
- Funny Feelings, August 2, 2016
Rooney ElmiRooney Elmi is a freelance film writer and founding editor of SVLLY(wood) Magazine, a print and digital radical editorial geared toward curating a new cinephila.
- Defending Your Life, December 12, 2016
- Body Cam, August 11, 2016
Lauren FadimanLauren Fadiman is a folklorist and writer living in Brooklyn.
- Hold the Line, August 15, 2022
Adam FalesAdam Fales grew up in Kansas and recently graduated from Fordham University. He is a manager at Book Culture in New York City and has also written for the American Antiquarian Society’s Past is Present, the Journal of the History of Ideas’s blog, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Full Stop.
- Here Comes the Sun, January 8, 2018
Safy-Hallan FarahSafy-Hallan Farah is a writer whose work has appeared in the Awl, Vogue, GQ and Nylon Magazine.
- Myself and I, November 29, 2017
Jason FarmanJason Farman is an associate professor in the department of American studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is author of Mobile Interface Theory: Embodied Space and Locative Media (Routledge), winner of the 2012 Book of the Year Award from the Association of Internet Researchers.
- Fidget Spinners, June 28, 2017
Grant FarredGrant Farred is the author, most recently, of The Zelensky Method (Westphalia Press, 2022) and Only A Black Athlete Can Save Us Now (University of Minnesota Press, 2022). His other works include An Essay for Ezra: Racial Terror in America (University of Minnesota, 2021) and Martin Heidegger Saved My Life (University of Minnesota, 2015).
- Never-Ending Story, July 21, 2022
Jacqueline FeldmanJacqueline Feldman, a writer living in New York, has also worked in artificial intelligence. Her essays appear in the White Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other magazines.
- Faking It, May 7, 2018
- Clearings, June 5, 2017
- Worlds of Pain, January 24, 2017
- Verbal Tics, October 27, 2016
- This Is What a Feminist Looks Like, August 8, 2016
Annie FelixAnnie Felix is a human being and online presence who sometimes writes. She lives in New York City and tweets at @atanyafelix.
- It’s All You, September 26, 2017
Nathan FergusonNathan Ferguson is a recent creative writing graduate who resides in a hologram called the Midwest. You can follow his writing on Cyborgology and tweet him @natetehgreat.
- Updating Our Nightmares, April 24, 2017
Alexandra Fiorentino-SwintonAlexandra Fiorentino-Swinton is a student at the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics. Her writing and research interests include music and media history, youth-oriented consumer culture, and digital phenomena.
- Nostalgia for Nostalgia, January 6, 2022
Julia FooteJulia Foote is a writer and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from the New School with a degree in Urban Studies, and loves talking about haunted houses.
- Ghosts of the Future, July 1, 2019
James FreitasJames Freitas is a writer from Massachusetts.
- Waiting for Wolves, December 5, 2017
Fuck TheoryFuck Theory is a New York-based scholar and critical thinker. Not critical like critique, but critical like don't leave home without it. For more, there's Tumblr.
- Time Capsules, September 29, 2016
- Should I Tell My Partner I Was PigDick69 All Along?, August 5, 2016
Elisa GabbertElisa Gabbert is the author most recently of The Word Pretty. Her next collection, The Unreality of Memory & Other Essays, will be out from FSG Originals in August 2020.
- Hoarding Instincts, April 6, 2020
- The Great Mortality, September 24, 2018
- Big and Slow, June 25, 2018
- True Crime, January 2, 2018
- Doomsday Pattern, October 9, 2017
- Picture Yourself Happy, August 2, 2017
- In Our Midst, May 2, 2017
- Magnificent Desolation, November 28, 2016
- Vanity Project, August 1, 2016
Keli GabinelliKeli Gabinelli is an independent scholar, media theorist and activist living in Santa Cruz, California. She is constantly obsessing and analyzing digital technologies' dystopian potentials, while organizing around the housing crisis and lamenting late capitalism with her comrades in DSA.
- False Alarm, September 30, 2019
Ben GabrielBen Gabriel is a technical writer, the editor of Island Demeter, and a member of #spamfm.
- Fight From the Inside, December 20, 2016
Matthew GallatinMatthew Gallatin is a writer in New York.
- Love Is a Stranger, May 16, 2022
Sasha GeffenSasha Geffen is the author of Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary, an analysis of queerness and gender nonconformity in the past century of popular music. Their writing attends to the intersections of gender, pop culture, the body, and technology, and has been published in Artforum, the Nation, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Paris Review, and elsewhere. Originally from Boston, they now live in Colorado.
- Sensitive Material, July 20, 2020
- Spoken For, April 4, 2019
- Playing Favorites, February 20, 2018
- Immaculate Contraption, November 14, 2017
- Net Shop Boys, October 30, 2017
- Escape Pod, July 18, 2017
- Play to Win, May 8, 2017
Robert W. Gehl
Robert W. GehlRobert W. Gehl is an associate professor of communication at the University of Utah. This essay is based on a chapter from his forthcoming book, Weaving Dark Webs: Violence, Propriety, Authenticity (MIT Press).
- Proactive Paranoia, August 24, 2017
Hank GerbaHank Gerba is a PhD student at Stanford’s Art & Art History department studying computational media, complexity, and aesthetics.
- The Glint, February 11, 2021
Rachel GieseRachel Giese is a journalist in Toronto. She’s working on a book about modern boyhood and masculinity. You can find her at rachel-giese.com.
- Children’s Crusade, April 2, 2018
- Minor Infractions, February 9, 2017
- Survival Guides, December 1, 2016
- Indecent Exposure, July 21, 2016
Britney GilBritney Gil is a freelance writer interested in technology and society, media criticism, and speculative fiction. She lives in Troy, New York.
- Slow Train Coming, April 24, 2018
- No Contest, May 24, 2017
- Gif Horse, September 7, 2016
Chris GilliardChris Gilliard has a PhD from Purdue University’s Rhetoric and Composition Program and currently teaches at Macomb Community College. His work concentrates on privacy, institutional tech policy, digital redlining, and the re-inventions of discriminatory practices through data mining and algorithmic decision-making, especially as these apply to college students.
- Friction-Free Racism, October 15, 2018
Meghan GilliganMeghan Gilligan is a writer living in New York.
- Hanging on the Telephone, May 23, 2019
A.M. GittlitzA.M. Gittlitz is a freelance writer on the subjects of counterculture and radical politics from Brooklyn, NY. He posts his work at gittlitz.wordpress.com
- The Learning Annex, February 22, 2017
Danya GlabauDanya Glabau researches, teaches, and writes, about gender, bodies, and technology in New York at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and NYU Tandon School of Engineering. She is working on a book on food allergies, gender, and capitalism.
- Children of Production, July 25, 2019
- Bill of Health, April 25, 2019
- Natural’s Not in It, March 18, 2019
- Sins of the Mother, December 3, 2018
- Fancy Feast, September 21, 2017
- Necessary Purity, June 6, 2017
Mehitabel GlenhaberMehitabel Glenhaber is a PhD student at the University of Southern California, currently living in Sommerville, MA. They also draw comics about climate change at greenhouseaffect.tumblr.com
- Future Myopia, May 17, 2021
Jon GloverJon Glover earned his PhD in 2011 at the University of Florida, where he focused on postcolonial crisis narratives. His more recent work adapts this approach to immersive media. He is also a musician and professor of literature and media literacy. His writing has appeared in PopMatters, The South Atlantic Review, Race and Displacement (U of Alabama Press), The Florida Philosophical Review, and others.
- Map Quest, February 4, 2021
- This Is Not a Game, July 23, 2020
Hannah GoldHannah Gold is a freelance writer who has worked for The Cut, Jezebel, Mask Magazine, and the old Gawker.
- Chat History, September 30, 2021
David GolumbiaDavid Golumbia is an Associate Professor of English Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of The Cultural Logic of Computation (Harvard University Press, 2009), The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) and many articles on digital culture, language, and literary studies.
- Fair Game, June 21, 2022
Mira Gonzalez is the author of I will never be beautiful enough to make us beautiful together. She lives in Los Angeles.
- Am I Texting My Friends Way Too Much?, July 1, 2016
Lewis GordonLewis Gordon is a journalist and writer based in Glasgow. He writes about culture, technology, and the environment, and has previously written for Vice, the Verge, the Nation, and others.
- Throne of Games, September 28, 2020
Marlowe GranadosMarlowe Granados is a writer and filmmaker. She co-hosts The Mean Reds, a podcast dedicated to women-led films, and her advice column, "Designs for Living," appears in the Baffler. Granados currently resides in Toronto. Happy Hour is her debut novel.
- The World’s Most Beautiful Brush, September 13, 2021
Nisse GreenbergNisse Greenberg is a storyteller, math educator, and vegetarian (ancestrally). His playground of work can be seen at nissegreenberg.com.
- Solve for Why, January 9, 2017
Amanda K. Greene
Amanda K. GreeneAmanda K. Greene is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Lehigh University. Using interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities and social sciences, her research examines the constantly evolving feedback loops between human bodies and new media technologies.
- Data Sweat, August 12, 2019
Benjamin HaberBenjamin Haber is a doctoral candidate in sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY. He is currently co-editing a special issue of Women & Performance on the queer digital.
- For the Moment, June 29, 2017
Joshua Habgood-Coote is currently an honorary research fellow at the University of Bristol. He works on epistemology, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of technology, and has written for Aeon and the Guardian.
- Calculating Instruments, March 22, 2021
Mack HagoodMack Hagood is the Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Associate Professor of Comparative Media Studies at Miami University, Ohio. He has published work on subjects such as tinnitus, the use of noise-canceling headphones in air travel, the noise of fans in NFL football stadiums, indie rock in Taiwan, and the ontology of Foley and digital film sound. His book Hush: Media and Sonic Self Control is about “orphic media,” apps and devices used to create a comfortable sense of space through sound. He is the producer and host of Phantom Power, a podcast about sound and sound art.
- Fidelity Angst, July 6, 2022
- Emotional Rescue, December 3, 2020
Shuja HaiderShuja Haider is an editor at Viewpoint Magazine.
- Scores Unsettled, April 24, 2018
Sophie HaigneySophie Haigney is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the Baffler, and elsewhere. She is an editor at Popula. She often writes about visual art, social media, and the 24/7 news cycle.
- Recharge, August 29, 2019
- I Don’t Have the Bandwidth, March 11, 2019
Leijia HanrahanLeijia Hanrahan is a writer and researcher in New York City. Her work is about architecture, urbanism, feminism, and police.
- You Are Here, November 15, 2021
Malcolm HarrisMalcolm Harris is a freelance writer and an editor at the New Inquiry.
- The Right to Have Remained Silent, July 28, 2016
Chenoe HartChenoe Hart is an architectural designer in cyberspace.
- Magic Carpets, February 10, 2022
- Free Shipping, February 14, 2019
- Perpetual Motion Machines, August 31, 2016
Matt HartmanMatt Hartman is a freelance writer and journalist from Durham, North Carolina.
- Starter Table Saw, March 18, 2021
- The Face of the Franchise, October 21, 2019
Eric HarveyEric Harvey is an assistant professor in the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University. He researches and writes about music and technology.
- Networked Listening, April 5, 2017
Zack HatfieldZack Hatfield is a writer living in New York. His criticism has appeared in the Paris Review Daily, Artforum, BOMB Magazine, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
- Seeing Red, September 7, 2017
R.E. HawleyR.E. Hawley is a writer and designer whose work has previously appeared in the New Republic, the Baffler, and the Outline, among other places.
- I’m Not There, September 7, 2021
- Middle Management, March 25, 2021
Emma HealeyEmma Healey's first book of poems, Begin With the End in Mind, was published by ARP Books in 2012. Her nonfiction has appeared in the LA Review of Books, the FADER, the Hairpin and more.
- Come Into My World, January 10, 2017
Michael Hessel-MialMichael Hessel-Mial is the co-editor, with Penny Goring, of MACRO: an anthology of image macros (Boost House), a collection of image macro poetry published from 2011 and 2015.
- The Poetry of Digital Life, October 13, 2016
Stefan HigginsStefan Higgins is an MA student in English and Cultural, Social, and Political Thought at the University of Victoria in Victoria, Canada. His work focusses on the murky intersection of the political economies and aesthetics of platforms, and the construction and reception of images in the 21st century.
- Crisis Mode, November 7, 2019
Callie HitchcockCallie Hitchcock is a writer living in Brooklyn and a graduate of the NYU journalism Master's degree for Cultural Reporting and Criticism. She has published writing in the Believer, the New Republic, Los Angeles Review of Books, Slate, and elsewhere.
- Take Me Away, September 9, 2021
Sun-Ha HongSun-Ha Hong is Assistant Professor of Communication at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of Technologies of Speculation: The Limits of Knowledge in a Data-Driven Society (NYU Press, 2020), and his current research explores how popular technofutures facilitate and resonate with the technological proliferation of harmful information.
- Same Old, November 29, 2021
Rob HorningRob Horning is an editor at Real Life.
- Sneak Peeks, May 2, 2022
- Taking Stock, March 10, 2022
- Found Images, January 24, 2022
- An Accumulation of Nameless Energies, August 2, 2021
- The Presence of the Original, February 26, 2021
- I Write the Songs, September 2, 2020
- Posing With the Flag, March 20, 2020
- I Believe This Is My Festival, June 14, 2019
- Plausible Disavowal, November 19, 2018
- Too Much of Nothing, September 20, 2018
- Apathy Machines, July 2, 2018
- True Nonbelievers, June 4, 2018
- Anxiety of Influence, May 14, 2018
- BOT FEELINGS, May 7, 2018
- Sick of Myself, May 17, 2017
- Fascism, January 3, 2017
- Bots, December 29, 2016
- The New Boredom, September 9, 2016
Nina HorstmannNina Horstmann is a PhD student in Anthropology at Stanford University. Her research uses ethnographic methods to better understand how technology is applied in political contexts and the social and political problems that technology attempts to solve.
- Take the Wheel, August 30, 2018
Cherie HuCherie Hu is a freelance journalist focusing on the intersection of music and technology. She writes regular columns for Billboard, Forbes and Music Business Worldwide, with additional bylines in publications including Pitchfork, Variety, Rolling Stone, Goldthread and the Columbia Journalism Review.
- Give Me What You Want, February 21, 2019
Jane HuJane Hu is an English PhD candidate at UC Berkeley with an emphasis in Film and Media Studies. She has published in Textual Practice, the New Yorker, the New Republic, Slate, and the Awl.
- Infinite Loops, April 25, 2018
Zoë HuZoë Hu has written for publications like Bookforum, the Believer, and the New Republic.
- Emotional Oversight Committee, September 10, 2019
Cynthia X. Hua
Cynthia X. HuaCynthia X. Hua is a researcher working on Internet media ecosystems. She has studied web video at Hulu, BuzzFeed and Facebook Video.
- Advance Screening, July 20, 2017
Rachel HuberRachel Huber is a British freelance writer and editorial translator now based in California. She has been published by Bust magazine and Restless, and more recently in the book Communication in the Era of Attention Scarcity.
- Clothing as Platform, August 20, 2020
Gordon HullGordon Hull is Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has written extensively on issues at the intersection of law, technology and politics, as well as on political philosophy and the history of philosophy. He is also blogs on New APPS.
- Patently Harmful, May 27, 2021
Hanna HurrHanna Hurr is a co-founder and editor of Mask Magazine. She grew up in Finland and lives in Brooklyn.
- Panic City, August 30, 2017
Alif IbrahimAlif Ibrahim is an Indonesian artist and writer based in London and Jakarta. His work focuses on alternative modes of technology, new forms of kinship and the material pre-conditions of the digital. He holds an MA in Digital Media from Goldsmiths, University of London.
- Utopian Overreach, November 4, 2019
Marielle IngramMarielle Ingram is a writer based in New York City. She’s interested in relationships between technical images, labor, globalization and capitalism, as articulated by contemporary artists.
- Contracirculation, June 29, 2020
Lauren Michele Jackson
Lauren Michele JacksonLauren Michele Jackson is a doctoral student and writer-ish person living in Chicago. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, the New Inquiry, and the Awl among other places. She tweets feelings @proseb4bros.
- Poetic License, July 31, 2017
- E•MO•JIS, June 27, 2016
Ella JacobsonElla Jacobson is a freelance journalist and writer. An Alaskan transplant to Brooklyn, she writes about class, literature, and the wilderness. To read her most recent work, follow her on Twitter.
- Too Human, May 20, 2019
- The Last Frontier, October 1, 2018
Robin JamesRobin James is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at UNC Charlotte. She writes about music, politics, gender, race, and sexuality at its-her-factory.blogspot.com.
- New Normal, April 18, 2022
- Moving in Stereo, August 9, 2021
- Perfect Harmony, October 29, 2020
- The Labor Beat, February 20, 2020
- Dancing With Myself, September 26, 2019
- Songs of Myself, May 31, 2017
Charlie JarvisCharlie Jarvis is a freelance writer and editor from Northampton, UK.
- A Shopper’s Heaven, March 29, 2021
Anabelle JohnstonAnabelle Johnston is a Providence-based student, writer, and technologist. Her work has appeared in Logic Magazine and the College Hill Independent.
- Routine Care, January 31, 2022
Tom JokinenTom Jokinen is a Toronto-based writer and author of Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training.
- Taste Space, September 15, 2016
- The Internet Is a Tough Room, July 14, 2016
Justin JoqueJustin Joque is the visualization librarian at the University of Michigan. He completed his PhD in Communications and Media Studies at the European Graduate School and holds a Masters in Science of Information from the University of Michigan. He is the author of Deconstruction Machines: Writing in the Age of Cyberwar and a forthcoming book on statistics, machine learning and capitalism.
- Nothing Personal, July 12, 2021
- Fog Machines, December 16, 2019
- Chances Are, March 28, 2019
Daniel JosephDaniel Joseph is a freelance writer and senior lecturer of digital sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University.
- Delivering People, July 25, 2022
- Two-Faced, August 9, 2018
- Code of Conduct, April 12, 2017
Nathan JurgensonNathan Jurgenson is the editor-in-chief of Real Life.
- Faked Out, November 13, 2018
- Breaking News, January 2, 2018
- Structure, January 2, 2017
- Ways of Speaking, December 26, 2016
- Chaos of Facts, October 19, 2016
- About Real Life, June 20, 2016
Brian JustieBrian Justie is a doctoral student at UCLA and a researcher at the UCLA Labor Center.
- Bot or Not, September 21, 2020
- Fuzzy Logic, Fuzzy Ethics, May 13, 2019
Zach KaiserZach Kaiser is assistant professor of graphic design and experience architecture at Michigan State University. He dreams of a world that celebrates the suboptimal.
- Sleep Subjects, January 3, 2019
W. Sebastian Kamau
W. Sebastian KamauW. Sebastian Kamau is a biologist and writer and is on the editorial staff at CLOT Magazine. His work covers technology, race, and bioart. He is based in Seattle.
- Rooms Full of Mirrors, November 13, 2017
Ameera KawashAmeera Kawash is an artist, writer, and PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art.
- Money-Go-Round, January 10, 2022
ML KejeraML Kejera is a Chicago-based writer from The Gambia. He was recently shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and nominated for the Caine Prize for African Writing. Please tweet him pictures of your favorite pizzas.
- Six Feet From Forever, May 18, 2020
Devin KennyDevin Kenny is an artist, educator, writer, and musician based in Houston Texas. He received his MFA in 2013 from the New Genres department at UCLA and is an alumnus of the Whitney Independent Study Program, SOMA Mexico, and is currently a fellow at the MFAH Core Program.
- Altered States, April 24, 2018
Anna Rose Kerr
Anna Rose KerrAnna Rose Kerr is currently a postgraduate student of art history at Birkbeck, University of London, researching how we see the internet, and how it sees us. Their work as a creative director and artist has been featured by the New York Times and Time magazine.
- Vivid Hues, February 3, 2022
Os KeyesOs Keyes is a PhD student at the University of Washington and an inaugural Ada Lovelace Fellow who studies gender, data, technology, and control.
- Condition Critical, February 17, 2022
- Now You See It, October 28, 2021
- Standard Evasions, August 30, 2021
- Discursive Harms, December 19, 2019
- The Bones We Leave Behind, October 7, 2019
- The Gardener’s Vision of Data, May 6, 2019
- Counting the Countless, April 8, 2019
Lydia KieslingLydia Kiesling is the editor of the Millions. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Guardian, the New Yorker's Page-Turner, and elsewhere. She is working on a novel.
- Watch Again, November 7, 2016
Leo KimLeo Kim is a writer based in New York. He covers film for the zine From the Intercom, and spends most of his spare time wading through contemporary image culture.
- New Sensation, June 23, 2022
- Hard to See, May 9, 2022
- True Lies, February 28, 2022
- White Balance, December 13, 2021
- Nature Fakers, September 23, 2021
- On Techno-Orientalism, June 28, 2021
Alexandra KimballAlexandra Kimball is a writer living in Toronto. Her work has appeared in the Walrus, Toronto Life, Hazlitt, This, and the Guardian.
- Monster Tuck Rally, August 4, 2016
Soraya KingSoraya King is an editor at Real Life. She lives in Los Angeles.
- Repetition, January 4, 2017
- Blood Ties, December 28, 2016
Linda KinstlerLinda Kinstler is a Marshall Scholar at Goldsmiths, University of London, and contributing writer at Politico Europe.
- Virtual Atrocities, February 7, 2017
Coco KlocknerCoco Klockner is an artist and writer based in New York. They are the author of K-Y (Genderfail Press, 2019).
- Main Character Energy, March 4, 2021
Tamara KneeseTamara Kneese is an assistant professor of media studies and director of gender and sexualities studies at the University of San Francisco.
- Home Spun, August 19, 2021
- Pay It Forward, June 22, 2020
Ava KofmanAva Kofman is a journalist based in Brooklyn. Her reporting on technology has appeared in the Atlantic, the Intercept, the New Republic, and elsewhere.
- Silent Shout, January 7, 2019
- The Story of a New Brain, June 20, 2017
- The Things We Carried, July 13, 2016
Sierra KomarSierra Komar is a writer and archivist based out of Montréal, Québec.
- Insomniac Technologies, April 21, 2022
Kelli KorduckiKelli Korducki has written for Hazlitt, the New Inquiry, the Hairpin, Rookie, the Rumpus, and numerous others in print and online. She resides in NYC, where she is a senior editor for a women's lifestyle publication.
- Sweet Nothings, January 29, 2018
- Post, Memory, July 7, 2016
Adam KotskoAdam Kotsko is a social media brand based in Chicago. He is the author, most recently, of The Prince of This World.
- Jury Duty, January 31, 2017
Kyle KublerKyle Kubler is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Journalism, Media, and Democracy. He also helps organize Red May Seattle.
- The Machine Breaks, November 11, 2021
Cameron KunzelmanCameron Kunzelman is a critic whose work has appeared at Vice, Polygon, Kotaku, and Paste. He holds a PhD in Moving Image Studies. He’s writing a book on speculation and video games.
- How to Eat the Future, May 26, 2022
- Oversaturated, July 30, 2020
Vivian LamVivian Lam is a writer, editor, and unrepentant shower singer based in San Francisco. They currently serve as the assistant health and biomedicine editor at The Conversation US.
- Endless Nameless, November 1, 2021
Siobhan LeddySiobhan Leddy is a freelance writer and editor living in Berlin
- Time After Time, October 4, 2017
- Sky Mining, April 19, 2017
Ben LeeBen Lee is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington and has previously served as an Innovator in Residence at the Library of Congress and a fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. His writing has appeared in Current Affairs and GoldFlakePaint.
- Speaking for the Past, August 12, 2021
Hyejoo Lee is a PhD student at the University of Southern California, where she researches and writes about film, digital media, gender, and Korean cinema more specifically.
- Inside Voice, June 30, 2022
Natasha LennardNatasha Lennard is a British-born, Brooklyn-based writer, focusing on how power functions, and how it is challenged. She writes for publications including the Nation, the Intercept, Fusion and the New York Times philosophy blog, the Stone.
- Of Being Numerous, April 29, 2019
- No Joke, October 11, 2018
- Easy Action, August 17, 2017
- It Came in Through the Bathroom Mirror, October 31, 2016
Simon LewsenSimon Lewsen is a magazine writer based in Toronto. He writes mostly about art, design, technology, society, mental health, and weird science, and he teaches writing at the University of Toronto.
- Lucid Streaming, October 11, 2016
- Meme Finance, May 28, 2021
- SPECIAL ISSUE: 2018, December 20, 2018
- CONSUMING OTHERS, July 9, 2018
- EMPATHIC CONSUMPTION, July 2, 2018
- SOUVENIRS, June 25, 2018
- SACRED SITES, June 18, 2018
- CURSED NETWORKS, June 4, 2018
- SELF-OPTIMIZATION, May 29, 2018
- FAKES, May 21, 2018
- DEBATE FETISH, May 14, 2018
- NEW GENRES, April 26, 2018
- INFLUENCERS, April 16, 2018
- God View, April 9, 2018
- Extremely Online Socialism, April 9, 2018
- The Next Generation, April 9, 2018
- ADULTHOOD, April 2, 2018
- PICTURES OF FOOD, March 26, 2018
- OUTER SPACE, March 12, 2018
- PRIVATIZATION, March 5, 2018
- AURA, February 26, 2018
- POSITIVITY, February 20, 2018
- TEAMS, February 12, 2018
- OBJECTIVITY, February 5, 2018
- REALITY TV, January 29, 2018
- ALTERNATIVE, January 22, 2018
- EXTREMELY ONLINE, January 16, 2018
- CIRCADIAN MEDIA, January 8, 2018
- TOO MUCH NEWS, January 2, 2018
- Vision, December 28, 2017
- Memory, December 26, 2017
- Paranoia, December 21, 2017
- Movies, December 19, 2017
- Fascism, August 14, 2017
- The Collection, January 6, 2017
Brent LinBrent Lin writes about aesthetics, politics, and technology. He is currently a graduate student at McGill University.
- Tender Buttons, March 15, 2017
Annie LloydAnnie Lloyd is a writer living in Brooklyn by way of Los Angeles.
- Olympic Futurism, December 6, 2017
Zachary LoebZachary Loeb is a PhD candidate in the History and Sociology of Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania. His work focuses on the ways that complex technological systems generate and exacerbate risk, and the history of techno-scientific doom-saying. He is currently working on a dissertation project about the year 2000 computing crisis (better known as Y2K).
- Life’s a Glitch, September 1, 2022
- Balance of Terrors, March 21, 2022
- Inventing the Shipwreck, January 3, 2022
- The Magnificent Bribe, October 25, 2021
DM LoftisDM Loftis is a writer and cultural producer based in Philadelphia.
- Anonymous Landscapes, March 11, 2021
Silvio LorussoSilvio Lorusso is a writer, artist and designer living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2018 he published his first book entitled ENTREPRECARIAT: Everyone Is an Entrepreneur. Nobody Is Safe. He holds a Ph.D. in Design Sciences from the Iuav University of Venice.
- The Other as Noise, February 6, 2020
Brendan MackieBrendan Mackie recently received his PhD in History from Berkeley. You can find his writing about history, technology and parenting on his substack.
- Why Can’t We Be Friends, July 1, 2021
Evan MalmgrenEvan Malmgren is a writer who covers power and infrastructure for outlets including the Baffler, Dissent, Logic, and the Nation. He is currently working on a book about people trying to live “off the grid” in modern America.
- Prosperity Gospel, March 31, 2022
- Ted Talks, August 26, 2021
- Go With the Flow, January 6, 2020
Leah MandelLeah Mandel is a writer based in New York. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Vice, Nylon, The Fader, and NPR. She writes about music, art, media obsolescence, Y2K kid culture, and miniatures.
- Colony Collapse, August 25, 2022
Michael MarderMichael Marder is an Ikerbasque Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Vitoria-Gasteiz. His work spans the fields of phenomenology, environmental philosophy, and political thought.
- Just Randomness?, July 30, 2018
Kristen MartinKristen Martin recently received an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. She is at work on a collection of essays on her parents’ lives and deaths. Her personal and critical essays have been published in Catapult, LitHub, Guernica, Public Books, the Hairpin, the Toast, the Grief Diaries, and elsewhere. She teaches first-year writing at Columbia University and Baruch College.
- Faded Pictures, November 15, 2017
- Memetic Mori, December 21, 2016
Paris MarxParis Marx is a writer, the host of a weekly podcast called Tech Won’t Save Us that critiques the worldviews of Silicon Valley, and a PhD student at the University of Auckland.
- False Futurism, February 24, 2022
- Reconnected, July 26, 2021
Megan MarzMegan Marz has written about books, language, and technology for the Baffler, the Washingto
n Post, and other publications.
- Tale Spin, March 14, 2022
- Seen By, April 15, 2021
- Easy Answers, December 10, 2020
- Look Who’s Talking, July 16, 2020
Andrew MarzoniAndrew Marzoni writes criticism and teaches high school in New York City.
- Please Clap, October 8, 2020
NM MashurovNM Mashurov is a music writer, poet, and nightlife worker from Brooklyn, and current MFA candidate at UCSD. They write on collectivity, queer intimacies under the surveillance state, cyborg affect, smashing borders of all kinds, gay noir, and, occasionally, nü metal.
- Double Trouble, November 14, 2019
Alana MasseyAlana Massey is a writer covering culture, identity, vice, and virtue whose work regularly appears in outlets like Elle, Hazlitt, the Guardian, the New Inquiry, and more. Massey is the author of All the Lives I Want, a collection of essays about our relationships to women in pop culture. Her interests include books, champagne, cats, and money.
- Mercy Markets, April 11, 2017
- Your Brands and Lovers, November 2, 2016
Adrienne MateiAdrienne Matei is a regular contributor to Quartz and NUVO Magazine. She has been published in Kinfolk Magazine, McSweeney’s, Vanity Fair, and Gather Journal.
- Seeing Is Believing, April 16, 2018
Shannon MatternShannon Mattern is a Professor of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research. Her writing and teaching focus on archives, libraries, and other media spaces; media infrastructures; spatial epistemologies; and mediated sensation and exhibition. She is the author of The New Downtown Library: Designing with Communities, Deep Mapping the Media City, and Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media, all published by University of Minnesota Press. In addition to writing dozens of articles and book chapters, she also contributes a regular long-form column about urban data and mediated infrastructures to Places, a journal focusing on architecture, urbanism, and landscape, and she collaborates on public design and interactive projects and exhibitions.
- Networked Dream Worlds, July 8, 2019
Laura MauldinLaura Mauldin is a sociologist and Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children and a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter. She is currently working on a new book that centers stories of spousal caregiving in the context of illness, disability, and aging, supported by a Social Science Research Council Rapid-Response Grant.
- Support Mechanism, October 22, 2020
Laura MawLaura Maw is a writer living in London. Her essays on horror film and art have featured in Hazlitt, Catapult and Oh Comely magazine, among others. She is currently working on her first book, a critical memoir about women and horror film.
- What Lies Beneath, March 7, 2022
- Don’t Look Now, August 19, 2019
- Intercontinental Drift, August 24, 2016
Claudia McNeillyClaudia McNeilly writes and takes pictures for her weekly column Dinner, Deconstructed about Toronto’s restaurant scene in Canada’s National Post newspaper. You can also find her food writing on/in Vogue, Food Network Canada, Teen Vogue, New York magazine and Broadly.
- Image Feed, December 8, 2016
Kastalia MedranoKastalia Medrano is a New York-based freelancer who still does not enjoy balloons. Her retweets are unwavering personal convictions.
- Hearing Things, January 18, 2017
Nina MedvedevaNina Medvedeva is a Ph.D. candidate in Feminist Studied at the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities. Her research explores what the short-term rental regulation debates in Boston, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. can teach us about how city residents imagine and govern the home.
- Killing Giants, December 5, 2019
Momtaza MehriMomtaza Mehri is a poet, essayist and co-editor of the digital platform Diaspora Drama. Her work is featured and forthcoming in Dazed, Sukoon, Bone Bouquet, Vinyl and Poetry International. Her poems will appear in Ten: Poets of the New Generation, to be published by BloodAxe Books in 2017.
- The Beautiful Ones, March 16, 2017
Anya MetzerAnya Metzer studied English literature at Oxford University and the University of Chicago, with a focus on gender, pathology and Victorian social thought. She is currently based back in London and works in international development.
- Eat the Document, March 26, 2018
Juli MinJuli Min is the editor in chief of the Shanghai Literary Review and a lecturer of writing at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. She lives in Shanghai.
- End Notes, May 9, 2017
Robert MintoRobert Minto is an essayist, writer of speculative fiction, and nomadic traveler currently residing in Pittsburgh.
- Rank and File, January 4, 2021
- Clone Wars, February 12, 2018
- Free Roaming, March 28, 2017
Haley Mlotek is a writer and editor based in New York. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, the Pitchfork Review, n+1, and elsewhere.
- Re: Wes Larson, July 22, 2016
- Bot Couture, July 5, 2016
Rolin MoeRolin Moe is Director of the Institute for Academic Innovation at Seattle Pacific University. Too much of his writing exists behind academic paywalls, but he can also be found at Hybrid Pedagogy and Mindshift.
- All I Know Is What’s on the Internet, January 17, 2017
Alana MohamedAlana Mohamed is a writer and librarian from Queens, NY.
- Magic Numbers, May 12, 2022
Maandeeq MohamedMaandeeq Mohamed is a writer examining racial formation and varied entanglements with queerness.
- Toward the Shroud, June 25, 2020
Alexandra MolotkowAlexandra Molotkow is a senior editor at Real Life magazine. She was a founding editor of Hazlitt and an editor at the Hairpin. She has written for the Believer, the New York Times Magazine, the Cut and the New Republic.
- Reality Disappointment, November 8, 2021
- Mrs. Meyer’s, November 16, 2020
- Idol Thoughts, July 11, 2019
- Annotate the World, May 2, 2019
- Dot Matrix, March 21, 2019
- Selfish Intimacy, January 17, 2019
- Crush Fatigue, August 1, 2018
- Human Sacrifice, July 9, 2018
- CONTENT, March 19, 2018
- Transcendence, January 5, 2017
- Static, December 27, 2016
- Sing to Me, November 1, 2016
Stephanie MonohanStephanie Monohan is a writer, illustrator, and youth researcher for MTV. She is currently pursuing a masters in Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU Steinhardt. Her work focuses on the intersections of technology, horror, and capitalism. She resides in New York and can often be found screening midnight movies at the Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn.
- Fire in the Sky, August 8, 2019
- Legend Tripping, June 4, 2018
- Uncomfortable ASMR, April 23, 2018
- Horror Head, June 8, 2017
Madeleine Monson-RosenMadeleine Monson-Rosen writes about the cultural histories of real and fictional technologies. She has a PhD in English, and teaches literature and writing in Baltimore.
- External Memory, October 11, 2017
Erin MooreErin Moore is a writer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She likes to write about visual media and culture, technology, and identity, and works as the music editor for SLC Weekly. Her favorite things to do are listen to rock music and read theory — sometimes at once.
- Guarded Looks, January 9, 2020
Quinn MorelandQuinn Moreland is a New York-based writer who joined Pitchfork in 2015. Her writing has also appeared in the Fader, the Hairpin, Hyperallergic, Impose, Jezebel, and more.
- Stop Motion, December 15, 2016
Gavin MuellerGavin Mueller is a contributing editor at Jacobin. He lives in Washington, D.C.
- No Alternative, January 22, 2018
Ismail MuhammadIsmail Muhammad is a staff writer for the Millions and a contributing editor at ZYZZYVA. His nonfiction and criticism have appeared in Slate, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Catapult, and other venues. He's currently based in Oakland, where he's working on a novel and a PhD in American literature at UC Berkeley.
- On Seeing Blackness, May 3, 2017
Kevin MungerKevin Munger is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Social Data Analytics at Penn State University. He studies the internet and politics, blogs at Never Met a Science, and tweets @kmmunger.
- Tipping the Scale, March 24, 2022
- Hello Goodbye, April 12, 2021
Isabel MunsonIsabel Munson is a multimedia artist based in New York City. She writes and makes documentaries examining relationships between technology, design, economics and behavior. She also produces music, DJs, and runs NYC-based record label Worst Behavior Recs.
- Mirror of Your Mind, February 1, 2021
- The Genre of You, April 16, 2018
Patrick NathanPatrick Nathan is the author of Some Hell. His essays and short fiction have appeared in Gulf Coast, Pacific Standard, Boulevard, Ninth Letter, Longreads, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. His second book, an essay on photography, art, language, and the antifascist imagination, is forthcoming from Counterpoint Press in 2021.
- Empty Frames, April 16, 2020
- Motion Pictures, August 21, 2017
- Still Lives, July 13, 2017
Drew Nelles is a writer and podcast producer living in Brooklyn.
- Unreal News, May 21, 2018
Kurt NewmanKurt Newman is a Canadian-born Marxist historian who blogs weekly at the Society for U.S. Intellectual History blog (s-usih.org)
- The Laugherators, January 23, 2017
Elizabeth NewtonElizabeth Newton is a doctoral candidate in historical musicology. Her research interests include musico-poetics, fidelity and reproduction, and affective histories of musical media. She lives in New York City.
- Fierce Attachments, October 25, 2016
- Pet Sounds, August 17, 2016
Greg NissanGreg Nissan is a writer and translator living in Berlin.
- Phatic Checking, January 10, 2019
Rina NkuluRina Nkulu is a writer and artist studying in Arizona. She likes writing about cultures/subcultures, imagery, and identity. Her work has been published in Rookie, Teen Vogue, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and others.
- Sharper Image, January 16, 2018
- Immaterial Girls, September 5, 2017
Tausif NoorTausif Noor is a freelance writer in London.
- Safety in Numbers, March 21, 2017
Emma R. Norton
Emma R. NortonEmma Rae Norton is an artist working with and through software. Her work, while mostly existing online, has also taken the form of DAT zines, CD-ROM and collaborative hand coding workshops. She is currently conducting research on the history and cultural impact of the computer mouse.
- Close to the Metal, October 15, 2019
Rae NudsonRae Nudson is a freelance writer based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on Esquire and the Billfold. She is in the interior design certificate program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
- Interiority Complex, February 8, 2017
Rebecca O'DwyerRebecca O'Dwyer is an Irish art critic and writer based in Berlin.
- Straight Edge, May 29, 2018
Vicky OsterweilVicky Osterweil is a writer, editor, and agitator based in Philadelphia. She is the co-host of the podcast Cerise and Vicky Rank the Movies, where they are ranking every movie ever made, and the author of In Defense of Looting.
- Money for Nothing, April 8, 2021
- Goon Squads, February 25, 2021
- Get Realer, October 3, 2019
- Well Played: Play Per View, June 27, 2019
- Well Played: Imagined Homeland, May 30, 2019
- Game Boys, April 1, 2019
- All Work and All Play, February 25, 2019
- Well Played: Store Credit, January 31, 2019
- Well Played: Battle Royale, December 19, 2018
- Well Played: Passive Attack, November 26, 2018
- Well Played, October 22, 2018
- Games Without Frontiers, April 25, 2018
- Like and Subscribe, February 12, 2018
- Mass Appeal, June 15, 2017
- Force Fed, February 28, 2017
- What Was the Nerd?, November 16, 2016
- Jocks Without Borders, July 11, 2016
Kyle PaolettaKyle Paoletta’s work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, and the Nation. He is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- All Skies Are Gray, April 29, 2021
- What the Chart Wants, October 1, 2020
- This Website Was Free, February 13, 2020
- Scanners, July 27, 2017
- Ode to the Void, March 2, 2017
Mary PappalardoMary Pappalardo is a PhD candidate in English at Louisiana State University, where she writes about the contemporary novel and the internet. She is also the fiction editor at NDR magazine.
- Pictures at an Exhibition, November 7, 2017
Britt S. Paris
Britt S. ParisBritt S. Paris is working on her PhD in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. Her research interests include information and communication technology aesthetics, critical data studies, history and philosophy of technology and information ethics. Her work has been published in Big Data & Society, Discourse and Society, Triple Canopy, and InterActions.
- Free Recall, September 12, 2016
David ParisiDavid Parisi's research explores the digital mediations and technological extensions of tactility. He is Associate Professor of Emerging Media at the College of Charleston, author of Archaeologies of Touch: Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), and an editor at ROMchip: A Journal of Game Histories.
- Can’t Touch This, March 3, 2022
Jason Rhys Parry
Jason Rhys ParryJason Rhys Parry is a visiting clinical assistant professor in the Honors College at Purdue University. His writing has appeared in Philosophy Today, Diacritics, SubStance, and Theory & Event. In 2020, he was named a fellow of the Future Architecture Platform.
- Decision Trees, November 10, 2020
Will PartinWill Partin is featherless biped with broad nails and access to the internet. He researches labor, technology, and culture.
- Near, Far, Wherever You Are, April 11, 2019
Ulysses PascalUlysses Pascal is a PhD Candidate at the UCLA department of Information Studies where they research global financial information infrastructure and the political economy of platforms. They are currently working on an updated version of the board game Monopoly for the platform era.
- The Gamification of Games, August 27, 2020
Frank PasqualeFrank Pasquale is Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, and author of New Laws of Robotics: Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI (Harvard University Press, 2020).
- More Than a Feeling, October 19, 2020
- Odd Numbers, August 20, 2018
PJ Patella-ReyPJ Patella-Rey is a writer and community organizer who works at the intersections of sexuality, labor, and digital technology. He is co-host of the Peepshow Podcast and co-founded the Cyborgology blog and the Theorizing the Web conference.
- Body Doubles, May 21, 2018
Sharrona PearlSharrona Pearl is Associate Professor of Medical Ethics at Drexel University. A historian and theorist of the face and body, her most recent book is Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other (University of Chicago Press, 2017). She is currently writing a book about face blindness and super recognition, forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press. You can find her freelance writing in the Washington Post, Lilith Magazine, Tablet Magazine, Chronicle Vitae, Kveller, and in other places including her website, www.sharronapearl.com.
- Symptom Check, July 2, 2020
- Masked and Anonymous, July 18, 2016
Liz PellyLiz Pelly is a writer and critic based in New York. She is a contributing editor and columnist at the Baffler.
- Socialized Streaming, February 16, 2021
Kelly PendergrastKelly Pendergrast is a writer, researcher, and curator based in San Francisco. She works with ANTISTATIC on technology and environmental justice, and she writes about natures, visual culture, and laboring bodies.
- Cozy Tech, June 17, 2021
- Unwanted Corkpull, April 1, 2021
- Screen Memories, January 14, 2021
- Disassembly Required, October 13, 2020
- Home Body, August 17, 2020
- Looking Down, May 11, 2020
- Failed States, March 9, 2020
- Who Goes There, January 21, 2020
- The Next Big Cheap, November 25, 2019
- Network of Blood, July 29, 2019
- Ill at Ease, May 28, 2019
Eleanor PennyEleanor Penny is a writer, editor, translator and poet. She's an editor at Novara Media, and an associate editor at openDemocracyUK. She holds a degree in Philosophy & French from University College London.
- In Labor, July 24, 2017
Adam Fleming Petty
Adam Fleming PettyAdam Fleming Petty is a writer in Indianapolis. His work has appeared in the Paris Review Daily, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Electric Literature
- Picture Book, December 12, 2017
Kaitlin PhillipsKaitlin Phillips is a writer living in New York.
- Re: Sean Pablo Murphy, September 16, 2016
Jake PitreJake Pitre is a graduate student in Film Studies at Carleton University, working on a thesis about Steven Universe and queer fandom. He has been published at Dazed & Confused, Polygon, Paste Magazine, the Outline, and Hazlitt.
- Web of Lies, June 19, 2017
Peter PolackPeter Polack is a designer and PhD candidate at the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. His work and research address how algorithmic systems are designed to inform our perception, and the role of art-making in illustrating what algorithms make perceptible. This focus is informed by his background in game design, visual analytics, and his work to analyze the social impacts of law enforcement information systems.
- False Positivism, October 18, 2021
Sam PopowichSam Popowich is a librarian at the University of Alberta and a PhD student in political science at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of Confronting the Democratic Discourse of Librarianship: A Marxist Approach. He blogs regularly about librarianship, technology, and politics at redlibrarian.ca.
- Lawful Neutral, September 9, 2020
Devon PowersDevon Powers is Associate Professor of Advertising at Temple University. She studies consumer culture past, present, and future. She is the author of On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future (University of Illinois Press, 2019).
- Liminal Space, July 6, 2020
Melissa PowersMelissa Powers is a Singaporean-American writer based in Brooklyn. Reach out at melpowers.com if you can help her put on Hamlet in an IKEA.
- See No Evil, December 6, 2018
Alicia PuglionesiAlicia Puglionesi is an adjunct instructor in the medical humanities. She is the author of Common Phantoms: An American History of Psychic Science (2020) and articles for Aeon, the Public Domain Review, and Atlas Obscura.
- Atmospheric Disturbances, November 2, 2020
Paco Salas Pérez
Paco Salas PérezPaco Salas Pérez is a writer, sci-fi enthusiast and computational linguist based in Brooklyn. They're a contributing editor at the New Inquiry.
- Emergency Dialect, January 12, 2017
Alex QuichoAlex Quicho is a writer and cultural analyst in London. Her writing on futures, sex, and power in art and design has appeared in Adult, Mask, and Canadian Art.
- Up and Away, July 25, 2017
- Daymares, October 4, 2016
Krish RaghavKrish Raghav is a comic book artist based in Amsterdam. He is part of Chaoyang Trap (chaoyang.substack.com), an experimental newsletter about everyday life on the Chinese internet.
- Speaking in Stickers, July 11, 2022
Zara RahmanZara Rahman is a researcher, writer, and linguist who is interested in the intersection of power, race, and technology. She has traveled and worked in more than 25 countries in the field of information accessibility and data use in civil society. She was the first employee at OpenOil, looking into open data in the extractive industries, then worked for Open Knowledge, working with School of Data on data literacy for journalists and civil society. Rahman is currently a Fellow at the Data & Society Research Institute in New York City, investigating the bridging role between highly tech-literate communities and lower tech-literate communities. She is also a Research Lead at The Engine Room where she leads their Responsible Data Program.
- My Manchester, June 7, 2017
- Where Are You Really From, March 29, 2017
- Close Calls, January 26, 2017
Chris RandleChris Randle is one of those Canadian writers living in New York. He has contributed to Hazlitt, the Guardian, Pitchfork, the New York Times Magazine, and other publications.
- The Writing on the Wall, August 4, 2022
- Roach Complex, June 13, 2019
- Night Visions, September 26, 2016
- Re: Old Friends, August 12, 2016
Emilie ReedEmilie Reed is a writer, curator and researcher currently based in Glasgow, with a focus on amateur, expressive and experimental use of technology. Her website is emreed.net
- Play to Lose, May 3, 2021
Tiana ReidTiana Reid is a writer and editor at the New Inquiry. Her work has been published in Bitch, Full Stop, Mask, the Toast, Vice, and elsewhere.
- Move On Up, April 2, 2018
Sara ReinisSara Reinis is a strategist by trade who thinks obsessively about the internet. Her research and writing interests surround social media, visual culture, and new technologies.
- The Great Beyond, October 7, 2021
- Manufactured Recollection, June 10, 2019
Renée ReizmanRenée Reizman is an MFA candidate in critical and curatorial studies at the University of California, Irvine, and the curatorial assistant at And/Or Gallery in Pasadena.
- Language Arts, June 26, 2017
Anna ReserAnna Reser is a historian of technology and the editor of Lady Science.
- Connective Tissues, April 2, 2020
- Space Men, May 18, 2017
- World Domination, April 18, 2017
Brianna RettigBrianna Rettig is a photographer and creator based in New York City. She is currently a member of the visuals team at Artsy Magazine. See her work at briannarettig.com.
- Chasing the Apocalypse, February 4, 2019
Erin ReznickErin Reznick is a publisher and creative director currently based between New York City and Toronto, Canada. She was the co-Editor in Chief of Phile Magazine. Her research tends to the general problem of negotiating space within an urban landscape, specifically the social space that occurs in both public and private domains.
- Posthuman Architecture, July 28, 2022
Kevin RoganKevin Rogan is a writer and dilettante based in New York City.
- Send in the Clouds, June 21, 2021
- Stepping Stones, December 12, 2019
Alex RonanAlex Ronan is a writer living in Berlin, mostly. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Dwell, and elsewhere.
- Re: Mary Lee, November 15, 2018
- Routine Procedure, April 26, 2017
- Re: Hydraulic Press Accounts, November 18, 2016
- Seeing Stars, July 12, 2016
Paul RoquetPaul Roquet is an associate professor in Comparative Media Studies at MIT, and the author of Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self (Minnesota, 2016)
- In the Mood, April 26, 2021
- Peripheral Visions, July 19, 2018
Olivia RosaneOlivia Rosane has a master's in art and politics from Goldsmiths, University of London. For her dissertation, she completed a multimedia imagining of communities surviving in a climate-changed London. She spent her 20s working and organizing at a bookstore and writing about drones and internet literature for The State. Her work has also appeared in the New Inquiry, Yes! Magazine, and the Dissent blog.
- Empathy Machines, July 2, 2018
- Anthem of the Sun, February 20, 2018
- Beyond Machine Sight, December 14, 2017
- Breaking the Waves, November 1, 2017
- Back to the Land, October 3, 2017
- Mandatory Updates, July 17, 2017
Franceska RouzardFranceska Rouzard is an essayist based in Philadelphia.
- Persistence of Vision, March 30, 2017
- Advanced Search, October 26, 2016
David RudinDavid Rudin is a writer who lives in Montreal. He is highly caffeinated.
- Familiar Voice, November 9, 2017
- The Domino Effect, May 25, 2017
- Stuck in the Middle, April 4, 2017
L. M. Sacasas
L. M. SacasasL. M. Sacasas is an independent scholar based in central Florida. He writes at his website, The Frailest Thing, and publishes The Convivial Society newsletter.
- The Easy Way Out, June 24, 2019
- Always On, March 14, 2019
- Personal Panopticons, November 5, 2018
Shaan SachdevShaan Sachdev writes about ontology, Beyoncé, the military industrial complex, noise, and other things.
- Body Talk, June 10, 2021
Jathan SadowskiJathan Sadowski is a research fellow in the Emerging Technologies Research Lab in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University.
- Future Schlock, January 25, 2021
- The Authoritarian Trade-Off, April 13, 2020
- Draining the Risk Pool, February 18, 2020
- The Captured City, November 12, 2019
- Potemkin AI, August 6, 2018
Mila SamdubMila Samdub studied creative writing at a small college in upstate New York. He has interests like trees, food, borderlands, and typography. He lives in New Delhi, the city of his adolescence, where he now works everyday as a curator. He can be found on Instagram at @delhimodernism.
- Home Cooking, March 26, 2018
- Model Citizens, February 5, 2018
Dorothy R. Santos
Dorothy R. SantosDorothy R. Santos is a Filipina-American editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. She serves as Editor-in-Chief for Hyphen magazine.
- Hate the Player, April 25, 2017
M.R. SauterM.R. Sauter is the author of The Coming Swarm: DDOS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet. They're a professor of information studies in Maryland. They are working on a book about the history of venture capital.
- Seeing Without Looking, January 13, 2022
- Instant Recall, June 27, 2017
- The Apophenic Machine, May 15, 2017
R. Joshua Scannell
R. Joshua ScannellR. Joshua Scannell is an adjunct instructor in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies at Hunter College, and the author of Cities: Uncertain Sovereignty and Unauthorised Resistance in the Urban World.
- Controlled Measures, September 17, 2018
- Broken Windows, Broken Code, August 29, 2016
Taylore ScarabelliTaylore Scarabelli is a New York-based writer whose work focuses on fashion, feminism, and technology. She has written for Dazed, Flaunt, Topical Cream, and Under the Influence, among others.
- Heal Thyself, November 16, 2017
Christopher SchabergChristopher Schaberg is Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, and the author of The Textual Life of Airports (2011), The End of Airports (2015), Airportness (2017), and The Work of Literature in an Age of Post-Truth (2018).
- Grounded, April 20, 2020
- The 30,000-Foot View, March 25, 2019
- Wheels in the Sky, March 12, 2018
- Terminal Democracy, February 6, 2017
- Ground Control, October 5, 2016
Benjamin SchneiderBenjamin Schneider is a freelance writer based in San Francisco, focusing on urbanism, technology, and culture.
- Experience Overload, November 18, 2019
Erin SchwartzErin Schwartz is a writer based in New York.
- Edible Creations, September 27, 2017
- Vox Populi, August 16, 2017
Mayukh SenMayukh Sen is a writer who lives in New York. He has written for New York magazine, Vice, Pitchfork, the Fader, and elsewhere.
- Dividing Lines, March 27, 2017
- Distress Calls, November 29, 2016
- Torso Junkie, August 16, 2016
Charlotte Shane has contributed to Fusion, Hazlitt, the New Inquiry, and the New Republic. She is the author of Prostitute Laundry and N.B. and the co-founder of TigerBee Press.
- Star Search, June 22, 2017
- Telling Time, December 19, 2016
Nikki Shaner-BradfordNikki Shaner-Bradford is a writer who lives in New York. Her work can be found in the Paris Review Daily, the Outline, and her semi-regular newsletter about Love Island.
- Unfleshing, January 27, 2020
Cason SharpeCason Sharpe is a writer currently based in Toronto. His first collection of stories, Our Lady of Perpetual Realness, was published by Metatron Press in 2017.
- Tea Towel, May 23, 2022
Suzannah ShowlerSuzannah Showler is the author of the poetry collections Thing is (McClelland & Stewart 2017) and Failure to Thrive (ECW 2014) and the book Most Dramatic Ever about The Bachelor. You can read her work in the New York Times Magazine, Slate, Buzzfeed Reader, the Walrus, Hazlitt, Maisonneuve, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other places.
- Kettlebell, November 16, 2020
- Brain Wave, February 10, 2020
- Podcast Passivity, December 9, 2019
- Screen Protectiveness, February 19, 2019
Geoff ShullenbergerGeoff Shullenberger teaches at NYU and has written for Dissent, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the New Inquiry, among others.
- Invisible Enemies, May 4, 2020
- Influencing Machines, May 23, 2017
Arabelle SicardiArabelle Sicardi writes about beauty, fashion, and power. Their work can be found in Allure, Teen Vogue, Racked, Hazlitt, and elsewhere.
- Seductive Doom, June 18, 2018
Naomi SkwarnaNaomi Skwarna is a writer and actor. Her work has appeared in the Believer, the Globe and Mail, the Hairpin, Hazlitt, the National Post, Toronto Life, and elsewhere. She lives in Toronto, where she takes pictures with her phone.
- Quick Fix, September 21, 2016
- Re: Isabella Killoran, July 8, 2016
Isabel B. Slone
Isabel B. SloneIsabel B. Slone is a freelance journalist and copywriter living in Toronto. She has written for the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Flare, the Hairpin, Hazlitt, and Vice.
- Sunset Blogevard, September 8, 2016
Nadine SmithNadine Smith is a writer, DJ, and co-host of the podcast Hotbox the Cinema. Her work has appeared in publications like the New York Times Magazine, Pitchfork, the Outline, Bandcamp Daily, Observer, & the Nashville Scene.
- Duty Bound, June 24, 2021
Philippa SnowPhilippa Snow is a London-based writer and editor at Modern Matter and Hexus journal. She has written for i-D, the Guardian, Dazed & Confused, and the Quietus, among others.
- Open Window, December 6, 2016
Daniel SpielbergerDaniel Spielberger is a writer. He graduated from Reed College in 2015 and now lives in San Francisco.
- Truth or Consequences, August 23, 2017
- Camp Dread, January 19, 2017
Emma StammEmma Stamm is Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University. She specializes in critical theory and philosophy of technology. Her website is www.o-culus.com and she's on Twitter @14floating.
- Who Can It Be Now, August 29, 2022
- Present Perfect, May 9, 2019
- Ordinary Doses, October 4, 2018
Aurora Stewart de Peña
Aurora Stewart de Peña
Aurora Stewart de Peña is a writer and ad strategist from Toronto. Her writing has appeared in Vice and the Puritan, and she’s a playwright in residence at Buddies in Bad Times theater.
- Kid Brain, October 9, 2018
Matthew StewartMatthew Stewart is designer and writer based in London. He teaches on the BA Architecture course at the University of Westminster and has worked with architectural practices in Beijing, Seoul and Mumbai. He is currently researching the relationship between modernisation and modernity with urbanization, in the context of AI.
- The Personified City, January 13, 2020
Tynan StewartTynan Stewart writes and gardens in Fort Worth, Texas. His journalism has been published in the Counter and Undark Magazine, among other places.
- Waste Not, June 13, 2022
Rachel StoneRachel Stone is a student and writer from Chicago. Her work has been published in the Awl, the Toast, the Hairpin, and others.
- Liquid Lunch, January 25, 2017
Tiffany SumA sci-fi writer who also manages tech-heavy entertainment productions, Tiffany Sum proposes solutions for all to save our earth with emerging technologies.
- Creature Suite, November 15, 2016
Chelsea G. Summers
Chelsea G. SummersA former academic, Chelsea G. Summers
writes almost exclusively about sex. Her writing has appeared in Hazlitt, Vice, the New Republic, Adult Magazine, and the Guardian, among others.
- Infinite Scroll, September 13, 2016
- Kik Starter, August 15, 2016
Lachlan SummersLachlan Summers is a PhD candidate in cultural anthropology at UC Santa Cruz, where he researches the political fallout of Mexico City’s repeating earthquakes. He is having an amazing time.
- Naming Storms, March 28, 2022
Joe SuttonJoe Sutton is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn.
- Haunted Village, November 8, 2018
Apoorva TadepalliApoorva Tadepalli is a freelance writer. She is from Bombay and lives in Brooklyn.
- The Arcades Project, December 23, 2019
- Colonial Cartography, February 11, 2019
- Crystal Visions, September 13, 2018
- To the Point, February 26, 2018
Grafton TannerGrafton Tanner is the author of The Hours Have Lost Their Clock: The Politics of Nostalgia. His work has appeared in such venues as The Nation, NPR's Throughline, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He lives in Athens, GA.
- Masters of the Userverse, April 28, 2022
- Yesterday Once More, November 22, 2021
Mitch TherieauMitch Therieau is a writer and PhD candidate in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University. You can find his writing in Post45, n+1, the Drift, the Baffler, and Chicago Review, among other places.
- What Next, June 6, 2022
- Feel for You, April 4, 2022
Stephen ThomasStephen Thomas is the author of The Jokes, a book of stories, and has contributed to Hazlitt, the Daily Dot, Little Brother, and the Millions. He lives in Toronto.
- Muse Feed, August 18, 2016
Michael ThomsenMichael Thomsen is a writer in New York and the author of Levitate the Primate: Handjobs, Internet Dating, and Other Issues for Men.
- Trash TV, July 9, 2018
- The Wild Ones, April 25, 2018
- To Be Discontinued, October 16, 2017
- Player One, June 21, 2017
- City Folk, May 11, 2017
- Eating Dirt, February 27, 2017
- The Parallax View, September 22, 2016
- Gemini Haptics, June 27, 2016
Eric ThurmEric Thurm would rather be watching The Young Pope or playing Pandemic: Legacy. He also writes for, among other outlets, GQ, Esquire, and the Guardian, and is the founder and host of the extremely non-TED affiliated event Drunk TED Talks.
- How to Do Things With Memes, January 16, 2018
- Infinite Binge, September 19, 2017
- Suspicious Minds, March 14, 2017
Monica TorresMonica Torres is a journalist living in New York. Her writing has appeared in Fusion, the Hairpin and the Feminist Wire. She emotes through gifs on Twitter.
- Instant Replay, November 22, 2016
Josh TuckerJosh Tucker is a writer based in the U.S. Midwest. His freelance work has appeared at various outlets that may or may not still exist.
- Passion Play, December 9, 2021
Tony TulathimutteTony Tulathimutte wrote the novel Private Citizens and runs CRIT, a writing class in Brooklyn. He has received a Whiting Award and an O. Henry Award, and is a graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
- Daily Affirmations, April 26, 2018
- Clash Rules Everything Around Me, June 27, 2016
David TurnerDavid Turner is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, who writes a weekly newsletter on the business of music streaming called Penny Fractions.
- Stars and Strikes, December 13, 2018
- The Last Format, October 29, 2018
- Show Tunes, August 27, 2018
Christina UngermannChristina Ungermann is a writer from California currently living in Los Angeles.
- Match Games, May 13, 2021
Tracy ValcourtTracy Valcourt is a writer based in Montréal.
- Roving Eyes, March 17, 2022
Sanjana VargheseSanjana Varghese is a journalist and researcher based in London. She writes about technology and power, and has previously written for the New Statesman, Wired UK, Vice and others.
- Borders Everywhere, August 12, 2020
Anh VoAnh Vo is a Vietnamese choreographer and writer. Their research focuses on experimental practices in dance and pornography. They are currently based in Brooklyn, NY.
- Keep Connecting, August 15, 2019
Alex VuocoloAlex Vuocolo a New York City-based editor, reporter, and freelance writer.
- Life in the Fast Lane, November 4, 2021
Bekah WaalkesBekah Waalkes is a PhD candidate and writer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Belly Up, June 16, 2022
Genevieve WalkerGenevieve Walker is a writer based in Brooklyn, New York. Previously she managed editorial operations at the Players' Tribune, and before that, was the lead web producer at GQ magazine. You can find her gloves here.
- Consider the Lost Glove, May 1, 2017
Aimee WallestonAimee Walleston is a writer and adjunct professor based in New York. She has contributed writing for publications including Art in America, T Magazine, and Mousse. She teaches at New York University, International Center of Photography, and Sotheby's Institute of Art.
- Make a Wish, December 20, 2021
- Doctor’s Orders, September 20, 2021
Marisol García Walls
Marisol García WallsMarisol García Walls is an essayist in Mexico City. Her work in English has appeared in Remezcla. She is currently writing a book on objects, surfaces, archives and museums. She is active as one of the editors and members of the Center for the Study of Cute and Useless Things.
- Off the Map, July 12, 2017
Mary WangMary Wang is a Chinese-Dutch writer based in New York. Follow more of her work on Twitter or Instagram.
- Longing for Tomorrow, March 22, 2017
May WaverMay Waver is a new media and video artist based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her research-oriented practice explores technologies of care, intimacy, and privacy. May is also a co-founding member of the art collective cybertwee.
- Re: Shogo Garcia, December 16, 2016
Moira WeigelMoira Weigel is a writer and academic currently finishing a PhD at Yale University. Her first book, Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating, came out in May 2016.
- Pajama Rich, August 22, 2016
Heather WhiteHeather White is a writer in Toronto.
- The Wrong Goodbye, February 3, 2020
Autumn Whitefield-MadranoAutumn Whitefield-Madrano is the author of Face Value: The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women’s Lives. Her writing has appeared in Marie Claire, Glamour, and Jezebel, and she blogs for the New Inquiry and Psychology Today.
- In the Eye of the Coder, June 27, 2016
Adam WillemsAdam Willems is a Seattle-based freelance writer and reporter. They write Divine Innovation, a somewhat cheeky newsletter on spirituality and technology.
- Search Party, February 22, 2022
- Startup “Cults”, December 17, 2020
Damien Patrick Williams
Damien Patrick WilliamsDamien Patrick Williams is a PhD researcher at Virginia Tech in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society. His research areas include ethics, epistemology, philosophy of technology, philosophy of mind, and the occult. He writes at afutureworththinkingabout.com, technoccult.net and tinyletter.com/technoccult.
- What It’s Like to Be a Bot, May 7, 2018
James K. Williamson
James K. WilliamsonJames K. Williamson fact-checks and writes in New York City. His writing has appeared in the Trace, Columbia Journalism Review, and Narratively.
- Square Pegs, September 28, 2017
Richard WoodallRichard Woodall is a writer and researcher based in Sheffield, England. His interests include the history and politics of visual technologies, as well as the analysis and critique of digital capitalism.
- Telematic Society, July 18, 2022
- Kids’ Stuff, May 5, 2022
- Property Values, February 7, 2022
- Face Off, May 14, 2020
- Lying Eyes, January 30, 2020
Grant WythoffGrant Wythoff is a visiting fellow with the Center for Humanities and Information at Penn State. He teaches literature, digital media, and science fiction.
- Public Enemies, August 9, 2017
Ludwig YeetgensteinLudwig Yeetgenstein is a software engineer. You can follow him on Twitter.
- Nameless Feeling, September 27, 2021
Natasha YoungNatasha Young is a writer whose essays and criticism have been published in the New Inquiry, Artforum, and Adult magazine. Her first novel, Static Flux, is coming fall 2017 via Metatron. She lives in Los Angeles.
- Care Package, March 5, 2018
- Forever Now, April 17, 2017
Marcus Carter and Ben Egliston
Marcus Carter and Ben EglistonMarcus Carter is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, where he researches games, play and mixed reality. Ben Egliston is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology.
- No Escape From Reality, September 24, 2020
Jackie Brown and Philippe Mesly
Jackie Brown and Philippe MeslyJackie Brown is a researcher and writer based in Toronto. Her work focuses on economic justice and the relationships between people, technology, and their environments. Philippe Mesly is a horticulturalist, translator, and writer. He lives in Toronto with his partner.
- Labors of Love, August 5, 2021
- Appropriate Measures, April 22, 2021
Brooke Erin Duffy and Kate M. Miltner
Brooke Erin Duffy and Kate M. Miltner
Brooke Erin Duffy, PhD, is an associate professor at Cornell University and the author of (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work (Yale University Press, 2017) and Platforms and Cultural Production, with Thomas Poell and David Nieborg (Polity Press, 2022), among others.
Kate M. Miltner, PhD is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions TRAIN@Ed Fellow at the University of Edinburgh whose work has been featured in Wired, Slate, the Atlantic, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, Time, and the BBC.
- Influencers and Anti-Fans, May 19, 2022
Chris Gilliard and David Golumbia
Chris Gilliard and David GolumbiaChris Gilliard has a PhD from Purdue University’s Rhetoric and Composition Program and currently teaches at Macomb Community College. His work concentrates on privacy, institutional tech policy, digital redlining, and the re-inventions of discriminatory practices through data mining and algorithmic decision-making, especially as these apply to college students. David Golumbia is an Associate Professor of English Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of The Cultural Logic of Computation (Harvard University Press, 2009), The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) and many articles on digital culture, language, and literary studies.
- Luxury Surveillance, July 6, 2021
Karen Gregory; Kirsty Hendry; Jake Watts; Dave Young
Karen Gregory; Kirsty Hendry; Jake Watts; Dave YoungCursor was established by artists Kirsty Hendry, Jake Watts, and Dave Young. The app also contains contributions from Karen Gregory, Rumi Josephs, Simone C Niquille, and Anna Zett.
- Selfwork, February 2, 2017
Priya C. Kumar; Anna Pendergrast; Kelly Pendergrast
Priya C. Kumar; Anna Pendergrast; Kelly PendergrastPriya C. Kumar is a writer and researcher who studies the datafication of family life. She is an assistant professor at the Pennsylvania State University’s College of Information Sciences and Technology. Anna Pendergrast is a New Zealand-based writer and analyst. She is co-lead of ANTISTATIC, a research and communications group that focuses on issues of technology and the environment. Kelly Pendergrast is a writer, researcher, and curator based in San Francisco. She works with ANTISTATIC on technology and environmental justice, and she writes about natures, visual culture, and laboring bodies.
- Digital Footprint, July 8, 2021
Alexandra Kimball and Tamara Lea Spira
Alexandra Kimball and Tamara Lea SpiraAlexandra Kimball is a non-fiction writer based in Toronto. Her first book, The Seed: Infertility is a Feminist Issue was published in 2019 by Coach House Books. She is currently working on a book of essays about the ideology of motherhood under consumer capitalism. Tamara Lea Spira is an Associate Professor of Queer Studies in the Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University. Her work has been published in venues including Radical History Review, Boundary2, Identities,
Feminist Theory, Feminist Formations, The Feminist Wire and more. Her first book, Movements of Feeling, is forthcoming with the University of Washington Press. Her second book on queering family is under contract with the University of California Press.
- The Parent Trap, October 13, 2021
Robert W. Gehl and Sean T. Lawson
Robert W. Gehl and Sean T. LawsonRobert W. Gehl is F. Jay Taylor Endowed Research Chair of Communication at Louisiana Tech University and the author of Weaving the Dark Web (MIT Press). Sean T. Lawson is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Utah, Non-Resident Fellow at the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation & Future Warfare at the Marine Corps University, and author of Cybersecurity Discourse in the United States.
- Target Practice, April 7, 2022
Katherine Alejandra Cross and Anastasia Schaadhardt
Katherine Alejandra Cross and Anastasia SchaadhardtKatherine Alejandra Cross is a PhD Candidate at the University of Washington School of Information who specialises in the study of anti-social behaviour online, including online harassment. She's written extensively on tech, video gaming, and culture for a variety of outlets. Anastasia Schaadhardt is a PhD student at the University of Washington School of Information who studies intersections of disability, technology, and power. Her current research involves mental health networks and communities on TikTok.
- Careless Whispers, January 19, 2022
Anna Reser and Leila McNeill
Anna Reser and Leila McNeillAnna Reser is a historian of technology and the editor of Lady Science. Leila McNeill is a writer, historian of science, and editor for Lady Science magazine. She is currently a regular writer on women and gender in the history of science, technology, and medicine for Smithsonianmag.com.
- Playing With Marbles, February 5, 2018
David A. Banks and Britney Gil
David A. Banks and Britney GilDavid A. Banks is an editor at Cyborgology and a Theorizing the Web committee member. His work focuses on the intersections of digital networks, urban form, and structures of power. David’s work has also been featured in the New Inquiry, Tikkun Magazine, and the Baffler Blog. Britney Gil is a freelance writer interested in technology and society, media criticism, and speculative fiction. She lives in Troy, New York.
- Community, July 22, 2019
Cherie Lacey; Catherine Caudwell; Alex Beattie
Cherie Lacey; Catherine Caudwell; Alex BeattieCherie Lacey is a lecturer in Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research explores the ways in which the design of 'smart' technologies mediates relationships. Situated within the field of Science and Technology Studies, Cherie has published in the areas of data privacy and ethics, dark patterns, digital wellbeing, and user subjectivity. Catherine Caudwell is a lecturer in User Experience Design at the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington. Catherine’s research takes a qualitative and interdisciplinary approach to exploring how relationships with emerging technologies are created, reinforced, and reimagined through the nexus of design, marketing, media, and public adoption. Alex Beattie is a writer and PhD candidate at Victoria University of Wellington and is researching ways in which people disconnect from the internet.
- The Perfect User, September 5, 2019
Anna and Kelly Pendergrast
Anna and Kelly PendergrastAnna Pendergrast is a New Zealand-based writer and analyst. She is co-lead of ANTISTATIC, a research and communications group that focuses on issues of technology and the environment. Kelly Pendergrast is a writer, researcher, and curator based in San Francisco. She works with ANTISTATIC on technology and environmental justice, and she writes about natures, visual culture, and laboring bodies.
- Swap Meat, September 23, 2019
Neta Alexander and Bradley H. Kerr
Neta Alexander and Bradley H. KerrNeta Alexander is an assistant professor of film and media at Colgate University, New York. Her work focuses on Science and Technology Studies and digital media. She serves as an assistant editor of JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, and her recent book, Failure (Polity, 2019), coauthored with Arjun Appadurai, studies how Silicon Valley and Wall Street monetize failure and forgetfulness. Bradley H. Kerr is a writer and editor based in upstate New York. He holds an M.A in Philosophy from Columbia University and a B.A. in Mind, Nature and Value from the New School. He recently apprenticed at the Carpenter's Boat Shop, a school for traditional wooden boatbuilding in Pemaquid, Maine.
- Animals Strike Curious Poses, May 7, 2020
Hannah ZeavinHannah Zeavin is a Lecturer in the Departments of English and History at UC Berkeley, and a faculty affiliate of the University of California at Berkeley Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society. Her research focuses on the coordinated histories of technology and medicine. Zeavin is the author of The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy (MIT Press, August 2021) and at work on her second book, Mother's Little Helpers: Technology in the American Family (MIT Press, 2023). Other work has appeared or is forthcoming in differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, Logic Magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Slate, and beyond.
- Family Scanning, February 22, 2021
Eli ZegerEli Zeger is currently a freshman at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland. His work has been published in Vice, the A.V. Club, and Paste.
- End of the Line, December 22, 2016
Sienna ZeilingerSienna Zeilinger is a writer and educator based in Cleveland, Ohio. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Salon, Curbed, Post-, The College Hill Independent, and elsewhere.
- The Day the Babies Arrive, January 16, 2020
Cat ZhangCat Zhang is a writer based in Brooklyn. She is on staff at Pitchfork, where she writes a column dissecting the musical trends of TikTok.
- They’re Just Like Us, April 6, 2021
- TikTok Face, February 8, 2021
Catherine ZimmerCatherine Zimmer is Chair of the Film and Screen Studies Department at Pace University, and the author of Surveillance Cinema. Her work on media, culture, and politics has appeared in a range of scholarly journals as well as popular online publications.
- Oversights, June 18, 2020
Sam ZucchiSam Zucchi is a law student and occasional games critic.
- Plague of Metaphors, November 27, 2017
Angella d'AvignonAngella d'Avignon was born and raised in California, lives and works in Brooklyn, and is an MFA candidate in Art Writing at School of Visual Arts.
- Location Not Found, February 28, 2019
Rachel del Valle
Rachel del ValleRachel del Valle is a freelance writer and copywriter. She lives in Brooklyn.
- In the Flesh, August 5, 2019
merritt kmerritt k is a writer and podcaster living in Brooklyn. She hosts the podcasts Woodland Secrets and dadfeelings and can be found on Twitter at @merrittk.
- Challenge Eating, April 23, 2018