Tag Archives: Essays & Opinion

We Are Hard-Coding Injustices for Generations to Come

It is a grim truism of modern life that everything from civil rights violations to environmental degradation are disproportionately suffered by the people least financially and socially equipped to deal with them. The same is true with computational systems — and on this front, a bitter fight is emerging.… Read the rest

There’s an Anti-Science Conservative on Your Museum’s Board. So What?

Scientists have called on the museum to depose board member Rebekah Mercer. Her crime: She’s a climate change denier and anti-environmental gadfly. But are her transgressions so dire that they warrant excommunication from a museum on which she spent lavishly to help it continue its science-based mission?… Read the rest