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Design in the Era of the Algorithm
Machine learning is technology’s new frontier, and designers have a crucial part to play. Josh Clark explores our new roles and responsibilities when we design for the machines.
How to have a healthy relationship with tech
At Well+Good, Liza Kindred describes how to make personal technology serve you, instead of the reverse.
Should computers serve humans, or should humans serve computers?
Nolan Lawson considers dystopian and utopian possibilities for the future, with a gentle suggestion that front-line technologists have some agency.
Do You Have “Advantage Blindness”?
Harvard Business Review considers the responsibility of those advantaged by race or gender to acknowledge that advantage—and use it to help others.
The Juvet Agenda
The Juvet Agenda lays out the urgent themes surrounding artificial intelligence and machine learning—and presents a set of provocations for teasing out a future we want to live in.
Politics Are a Design Constraint
John Warren Hanawalt writes that software design is inherently political. Make sure that your software’s politics line up with your own.
Climbing Out Of Facebook's Reality Hole
BuzzFeed’s Mat Honan took a world-weary view of Facebook’s boosterish view new technologies.
Alan Kay’s Answer to What Made Xerox PARC Special
Alan Kay describes the principles that made PARC so uniquely imaginative during his tenure there.
Tim Berners-Lee on Everything Wrong with the Web Today
The web’s daddy is a little disappointed in how things are turning out.
Companies Start Implanting Microchips Into Workers’ Bodies
The AP reports that the convenience/privacy tradeoff is literally getting under workers’ skin.
Let's Make the World We Want To Live In
At Interaction 17, we took a hard look at the role and responsibility of designers for helping to craft a good society.
Connected // Disconnected
The best technologies disappear into the environment to minimize distraction from the content or experience at hand. Yet we design for distraction, and we call it engagement. When you say "engagement," I now hear "theft of attention."
Smart Watches, Wearables, and That Nasty Data Rash
The real luxury of wearing information is not in exposing ourselves to every passing data point but in filtering that data in ways that deliver insight and amplify our humanity.
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