The Dads of Tech
And that’s tech punditry for you: simplification with an undercurrent of sexism. There are plenty of woman academics and researchers who study technology and social change, but we are a long way from the forefront of stage-managed gobbledygook.
inspiration  internet  technology  from instapaper
3 days ago
Measure  |  web.dev
Review performance and get detailed guidance on how to improve it. Sign-in to monitor your progress over time.
performance  accessibility  klru 
4 days ago
Natural Causes, by Annie Godfrey Larmon
The Lightning Field, Spiral Jetty, Double Negative: climate change is already transforming America’s masterpieces of land art. It will, and must, transform our judgment of them too
art  environment  from instapaper
5 days ago
Microinteractions in User Experience
Well-designed microinteractions can make a big impact on your user experience. They provide value by serving as a vehicle to communicate with the user. Microinteractions provide visual feedback of the system status or help users to prevent errors
web-design  animation-howto 
6 days ago
Haunted Machines
a curatorial and research project by Natalie Kane and Tobias Revell exploring narratives we construct around technology
technology  tech-art 
9 days ago
Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy | Electronic Frontier Foundation
As students across the United States are handed school-issued laptops and signed up for educational cloud services, the way the educational system treats the privacy of students is undergoing profound changes—often without their parents’ notice or consent, and usually without a real choice to opt out of privacy-invading technology
privacy  school  kids 
11 days ago
We need design that is faster and design that is slower.
If the content is delivered for the good of the general public, the presentation must facilitate slow, careful reading. If it’s designed to promote our business or help a customer get an answer to her question, it must be designed for speed of relevancy.
web-design  inspiration  klru 
11 days ago
No More Google
Privacy-friendly alternatives to Google that don't track you
13 days ago
Platform Cooperativism
Platform cooperativism is a growing international movement that builds a fairer future of work. It’s about social justice and the bottom line. Rooted in democratic ownership,co-op members, technologists, unionists, and freelancers create a concrete near-future alternative to the extractive sharing economy
activism  socialmedia  web  distributed  internet 
13 days ago
Climate change will make America much warmer by 2050. See how these US cities will change.
But how much will temperatures in US cities change by 2050? To answer this question, we looked at the average summer high and winter low temperatures in 1,000 cities in the continental US, comparing recorded and modeled temperatures from 1986 to 2015 to projections for 2036 to 2065.
weather  environment 
13 days ago
Kammok | Camp Starter Kit
Roo Double, Python 10, Dragonfly - $182
14 days ago
Tara Vancil - On exploring how to be online in radical ways
So I like being online and I want to continue being online, but I think looking to these communities that are exploring how to be online in radical ways, is really important
distributed  internet 
17 days ago
Dweb: Identity for the Decentralized Web with IndieAuth - Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog
IndieAuth is a decentralized login protocol that enables users of your software to log in to other apps
20 days ago
UT Humanities Institute: Community Sabbatical Research Leave Program
enables directors and staff members of Central Texas 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations to apply to the University for paid flexible leave in order to pursue a question or problem related to their organizations and their organizations' constituencies
nonprofit  working 
23 days ago
State Machines
State Machines* investigates the new relationships between states, citizens and the stateless made possible by emerging technologies. Focussing on how such technologies impact identity and citizenship, digital labour and finance
newmedia  media-orgs 
23 days ago
Timidity Troubles the Witch Hunt
We have difficulty holding celebrities responsible for the harm they cause for any number of reasons. There is some collusion plotting their downfall, or there are the aforementioned scripts of incapability
movies  from instapaper
25 days ago
Delivering Modern Website Experiences: The Journey to a Content Mesh | GatsbyJS
intended to explain the emergence of a “content mesh” — the infrastructure layer for a decoupled website

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27 days ago
Fixing these webs - daverupert.com
Sadly, I think the one company with a browser that has marketshare dominance and could exert the kind of pressure required to stop ad tracking and surveillance capitalism is not incentivized to do so.
27 days ago
How social media took us from Tahrir Square to Donald Trump
To understand how digital technologies went from instruments for spreading democracy to weapons for attacking it, you have to look beyond the technologies themselves
activism  socialmedia  from instapaper
4 weeks ago
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