Stowe Boyd

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The Enduring Racism of Wonder Woman

Earlier this week, images of the character Hippolyta riding on horseback emerged from the Italian set of the 2017 <i>Wonder Woman</i> movie. The photos came …

Management and Organization at Medium

Medium aspires to empower individual voices and avoid the bureaucracy that often accompanies traditional organizational structures. As a result we …

Don't Relax: Uncomfortability Is The New Convenience

To stop humanity from turning into useless, pleasure-seeking blobs, some designers are abandoning the quest to make everything easy, and introducing a little extra difficulty into our lives.<p>When you step into the “Intervator“–a hacked elevator in Essen, Germany–and push a button for the fifth …

Amazon adds the $130 Tap and the $90 Dot to the Echo family

Amazon’s voice-operated command center Echo produces something close to modern-day magic within our homes: Get the latest news, order a pizza, turn off the lights or find out who killed Bruce Wayne’s parents in fewer than 1,200 milliseconds.<p>The Echo has received more than 33,000 Amazon reviews at a …

Smart Homes

Data Tracking In The Workplace: Is Big Data Hurting Employees?

The common usage cases for big data and employees usually stops at HR and recruiting. However, recent news has sparked interest in the dark uses of …

Higher Wages for Low-Income Workers Lead to Higher Productivity

<i>Under what circumstances can raising the pay of low-skilled workers at large corporations lead to general improvements in productivity? Last month,</i> …

Income Inequality

The gigging taxpayers of New York

In the winter months, a new ritual has emerged among the millions of workers who make all or part of their money by stringing gigs together. They …

Personal Finance