March 2021. For a modern web platform to take down art on account of indecency is to replicate the behavior of those stuffy gatekeepers at the Salon of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.
As borders in the digital century have become more dependent on bytes and servers than bricks and mortar, this phenomenon is both in plain sight and invisible.
These apps are beginning to look like thinly veiled attempts to implant a culture of surveillance under the cover of protecting public safety.
Those affected by artificial intelligence are not objects to be tested on, but as subjects with dignity, agency and experience that can inform inclusive and empowering design
The government’s response to the bushfires ravaging Australia has been woeful but not surprising. A transition away from the country’s reliance on fossil fuels is needed more than ever, and even Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his cronies will have to get on board.
As data-mining companies and government decision-making edge ever closer, it is not just our digital privacy that’s at risk, but our very capacity to organize in solidarity.