A few years ago, the software start-up GitHub faced an uncomfortable truth: It could be a pretty unpleasant place.
In early November, dozens of people gathered at Fusion's offices in Oakland with one common goal: to find new ways to use technology to combat violence. The hackathon was organized by Reboot Safety, a Bay Area organization led by Linda Maepa and Angelica Coleman. Born from the problem of police violence against…
Joyce Taylor's family has owned a plot of land near Wichita, Kansas for over 100 years. Now 82, she grew up in a farmhouse on the property, and remembers when the home first got electricity and an indoor bathroom.
Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in space, has an alternative view on the race to get humans on Mars: it isn't enough.
Over the course of the election, we saw online discourse reach a new low.
Election results aside, the future is still female.
At this point automation is inevitable, but that just means we need to think longer and harder about how we prepare for its consequences.
On Tuesday at Fusion's Real Future Fair, Edward Snowden took the stage via Snowbot to discuss the future of the surveillance state under Trump, the political power of social networks, and how technology has changed what it means to be in exile.
Afrofuturism—the music, art, literature and activism that explores the black experience through science fiction—is undergoing a resurgence.
This summer, I was an artist in residence at a dump.
New technologies are constantly befuddling our centuries-old legal system. From states debating whether fantasy sports "contests" are gambling to the seemingly endless parade of lawsuits around how much information police should be able to easily get from our smartphones, our way of life is evolving much faster than…
Just minutes after I remove my boots inside the entrance of the Globe Institute of Sound and Consciousness in San Francisco, founder David Gibson asks whether I’d like to experience the sound table.
As I leave Doppler Labs' office in San Francisco's SOMA district, I'm more aware of the sounds of the city than ever. As I walk down the sidewalk, I hear the growl of every car engine, the screechy brakes and honking of a city bus, a woman whistling, and a guy pushing a cart next to me with one squeaky wheel. When I…
Anyone who has sobbed over a sad song knows sound can move us. But not just emotionally; sound can move us physically as well.
I start each day with a lie.
Have you ever been stuck behind your desk day-dreaming about being on a tropical island? Perhaps you’ve Google image-searched beaches and imagined yourself sipping a Corona in the sun. Maybe you’ve even propped your fingers up in front of the screen, as if they were your legs on that very beach, and posted that…
Before you pay an internet stranger for an adorable puppy in a tutu, make sure you're not being 'dogfished.'
I have a confession to make: I might have cheated to get this job.
If you live in the Bay Area and have looked for something special to spice up a birthday party, you might have discovered the Freakin' Awesome Karaoke Express, a truck that promises to deliver an unbelievable selection of songs to your doorstep. You might have seen a review on Yelp that said it's perfect for a girl's…