The Politics of Tech

David David BaconBacon delivers a labor history of Silicon Valley, and how it helps explain the massive diversity problems facing most jet-setting tech firms. Plus: Katherine Isbister on the multi-billion dollar video game industry, and what it is doing to the people – especially children – who play them.


  • David Bacon, veteran labor journalist and photographer, a former union organizer in the South Bay, author of The Right to Stay Home: How us policy drives Mexican migration, and this article about the social justice history of Silicon Valley
  • Katherine Isbister, professor of computational media at the University of California-Santa Cruz, now author of How Games Move Us: Emotion by design.

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