Volume 9

Volume 9
Busy party scene with laughing girl in centre of crowd.

Rage-ing With and Against The Machine

SEX. I realize now I prefer to write about sex. Maybe I can meander my way from technology to my preferred topic. Facebook friends chimed in on my wall with ideas. Many offered up suggestive descriptions of banal tasks, like “plugging in” USB keys, or “turning on” electricity. Techroticism, I’ll call it. Aside from the innuendo, people seem to believe that technology is mostly about sex anyway, that our interactions with it are laden with sexual gestures and motifs.

Shooting for Utopia

Artist Jan Derbyshire introduced me to the concept of inclusive design. Jan and I have been working together for almost four years, and have...