Omidyar Network + Artefact’s “The Ethical Explorer Pack” Tech Toolkit

Comprehensive and complimentary, a joint effort that forces tech developers to assess the impact of their innovations

As we witness the repercussions of years of unchecked innovation and ongoing investigations into how companies have managed the data they collect from us, we’re extra conscious of protecting our information. While users can opt out of a handful of features upon opening or signing up for a social media platform, much of the data privacy debacle remains up to innovators and tech CEOs to …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Protest posters bound for gallery walls, queer art and documentaries, a charitable effort from Sight Unseen and more

A Simple Guide to Contacting Your Representatives Voting and protesting are important, but another effective way to make your voice heard is by contacting your representative. While it sounds easy enough, many are thrown off by wondering just how to do so. Hannah Smothers at VICE has made “The World’s Most Basic Guide to Contacting Your Reps” which explains how to search for and find …

Word of Mouth: LA’s Silver Lake, Old and New

Navigating a neighborhood that's seen immense growth and change

The vibrant LA neighborhood of Silver Lake is home to modernist Southern California houses, multiple shopping areas with cafes and coffee shops, and a large reservoir surrounded by dog parks, meadows, and historic architecture. It’s also a place that—like so many others—has seen immense growth and change since the late 1990s. For all the food stands and old cinemas, there are countless upstart destinations that …