Posts Tagged Technology

We are all cyborgs now

Don’t worry. It’s less scary than it sounds.

Amber Case may have the coolest job titles ever: cyborg anthropologist and digital philosopher. Basically, she studies and writes about the ways that humans and technology evolve together. Case also founded Geoloqi.com, a private location-sharing application.

In this video, she points out just how we are fish in new technological water, and why we shouldn’t be afraid of innovation, although we should preserve space for unplugged reflection.

http://www.ted.com/talks/amber_case_we_are_all_cyborgs_now.html

Don’t worry. It’s less scary than it sounds.

Amber Case may have the coolest job titles ever: cyborg anthropologist and digital philosopher. Basically, she studies and writes about the ways that humans and technology evolve together. Case also ...

We are all cyborgs now

Don’t worry. It’s less scary than it sounds.

Amber Case may have the coolest job titles ever: cyborg anthropologist and digital philosopher. Basically, she studies and writes about the ways that humans and technology evolve together. Case also founded Geoloqi.com, a private location-sharing application.

In this video, she points out just how we are fish in new technological water, and why we shouldn’t be afraid of innovation, although we should preserve space for unplugged reflection.

Don’t worry. It’s less scary than it sounds.

Amber Case may have the coolest job titles ever: cyborg anthropologist and digital philosopher. Basically, she studies and writes about the ways that humans and technology evolve together. Case also ...

Net Neutrality Passes, Obstacles Remain

Net neutrality has been a major issue of debate over the last few years and today the FCC has passed some unclear rules regulating Internet access. Advocates on both sides are disappointed with the results: some feel that these new regulations will not limit online discrimination and that large loopholes for corporations still exist, while those on the other side believe that the FCC doesn’t even have the power to make these decisions and is too tightly regulating communications.

Here’s an explanation of what was decided yesterday (courtesy of CNet):

The first rule requires both wireless and wireline providers to be transparent in how they manage and operate their networks.

The second Net neutrality rule prohibits the blocking of traffic ...

Net neutrality has been a major issue of debate over the last few years and today the FCC has passed some unclear rules regulating Internet access. Advocates on both sides are disappointed with the results:

Apple removes National Organization for Marriage app from iTunes store

The National Organization for Marriage, they of the Rock of Judge Judge Bus campaign to remove Iowa justices who ruled in favor of marriage equality, has itself a new opponent: Steve Jobs.

NOM is upset because its iPhone app was rejected by Apple. In response, NOM has made a commercial that calls Jobs “Big Brother” and makes Alanis Morissette’s use of the word “ironic” look positively poetic.

Transcript below the jump.

Apparently, NOM doesn’t think it’s fair that Apple allows apps from pro-life groups and marriage equality groups, or apps like the one promoting the film 8: The Mormon Proposition. “Apple lets you download an app for a movie that attacks a religious minority for supporting Prop 8, but a ...

The National Organization for Marriage, they of the Rock of Judge Judge Bus campaign to remove Iowa justices who ruled in favor of marriage equality, has itself a new opponent: Steve Jobs.

NOM is upset because ...

Mounting Evidence that BirthorNot.com is an Anti-Choice Stunt

A Minnesota-based couple has jumped on the relying-on-Internet-voting-to-make-major-life-decisions-for-publicity bandwagon. Greg and Alisha Arnold created the website birthornot.com to have others help them decide whether they should give birth to their now 17-week-old fetus, or to have an abortion. The polls close on December 7, giving her two days to have an abortion, if they decide to, before she reaches 20 weeks and cannot have an abortion.

Gawker has spoken with the couple and they claim they are not conducting a crazy pro-life (anti-choice) stunt because Alisha supports a woman’s right to choose. But evidence against that point is mounting. At face value the ultrasounds and pictures on the site are a suspiciously common visual used by anti-choice advocates. It ...

A Minnesota-based couple has jumped on the relying-on-Internet-voting-to-make-major-life-decisions-for-publicity bandwagon. Greg and Alisha Arnold created the website birthornot.com to have others help them decide whether they should give birth to their now 17-week-old fetus, or to have ...

Following up on Sydney Uni’s ‘pro-rape’ Facebook group

Last November I wrote about  a “pro-rape and anti-consent” Facebook group that was created by some members of St. Paul’s College, an all-boys residential college at the University of Sydney. When the existence group, which was called “Define Statutory,” received press attention, rape culture at Australian universities generally and at residential colleges more specifically came under scrutiny. Here’s what I wrote at the time about my experience of the atmosphere in which some of the boys who live in those colleges come of age:

The young men I knew who ended up at St. Paul’s and at colleges like it had graduated from Sydney’s best and most expensive private boys’ high schools. In my interactions with them – ...

Last November I wrote about  a “pro-rape and anti-consent” Facebook group that was created by some members of St. Paul’s College, an all-boys residential college at the University of Sydney. When the existence group, which was ...

Technical reminders about the new site

Hey y’all, I hope you’re enjoying the new site…just wanted to pass along a few reminders about how you can get the most out of the redesign.

As we’ve mentioned before, all Feministing users will need to reset their passwords.  It’s super easy, just hit the button for a lost password in the “My Feministing” box.  If you don’t see the email with your new password in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

If you’re having any problems registering or signing in  – please contact us and we’ll help you out as quickly as possible.

You also may notice that our archives only go back one year – this is because we have a HUGE amount of data to migrate.  All ...

Hey y’all, I hope you’re enjoying the new site…just wanted to pass along a few reminders about how you can get the most out of the redesign.

As we’ve mentioned before, all Feministing users will need to reset ...

Microbicide

Win for Women’s Health: New Gel Significantly Cuts Risk of HIV and Herpes Transmission!

In a huge win for women’s health, a new study published today found that a gel applied by women before and after sex slashed the chance of acquiring the AIDS virus by 39% and the genital herpes virus by 51%.

From Akimbo, the blog of the International Women’s Health Coalition:

The Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) has announced that a microbicide it has been testing has shown to be 39% effective in prevention the transmission of HIV to female receptive partners. The microbicide gel contains the drug tenofovir, an antiretroviral drug used widely in the treatment of HIV, and is designed to be used vaginally both before and after penile-vaginal penetration.

Woh. This is ...

In a huge win for women’s health, a new study published today found that a gel applied by women before and after sex slashed the chance of acquiring the AIDS virus by 39% and the genital ...

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