• Filtering Out: Instagram and the Dangerous Pull of Nostalgia

    Marta Zarzycka examines the impact of ubiquitous, easy-to-use photo filters on our perception of reality.

    Bring Back the Feminist Cyborgs

    Emma Goldberg examines the messy gender politics of household robots.

    A Face in the Cloud

    Peter Gadol discusses how he found a face in the cloud between social media's endless stream of photos of strangers.

    Inside: What Zadie Smith, Roland Barthes, and Vladimir Nabokov Tell Us About Video Games

    Rennie McDougall on 2016 video game "Inside" from Arnt Jensen and Playdead studios, plus Zadie Smith, Roland Barthes, and Vladimir Nabokov.

    Return to Rapture: Celebrating the Legacy of BioShock on its 10-year Anniversary

    Rennie McDougall reviews the video game BioShock on its 10-year anniversary.

    The Misogyny of FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan

    By Melissa Bradshaw With the long-awaited adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale finally streaming on Hulu, viewers …

    Life and Death 2.0: When Your Grandmother Dies Online

    By Ana Homayoun I found out my grandmother died while scrolling through Instagram. Checking the app for a few moments …

    Saying is Believing: Voice Recognition Is Changing the Way We Interact

    By Candy Lee I recently asked Alexa, Amazon’s voice-activated system, three questions: what is the weather today; play me some music …