The United States of America is confronting—again—the reality of both systemic
racism and police brutality, which is disproportionately directed at people of
Along with many other sites, we have turned this site black to point to the
importance of black lives, and to express our solidarity with the people of
color in this country, who have continually experienced racism in forms both
subtle and overt for many centuries.
We know that this kind of visual gesture is often just performative, and that
too often it stands in for actually doing something. We make this
small change as a visual symbol of our stance—but we’re also working in our
own ways in our own communities to make things better, pursuing justice and
peace. In our podcast, we will be discussing a book by a black feminist in
July—a decision we made well before this latest moment of horrific injustice.
Racism is a problem with deep and structural roots in American society, and we
could not reasonably talk about the ethics and epistemology of technology
without technology’s effects on racism and racism’s effects on
technology in America and beyond.
White People Making Rap Videos, An Episode of Ishes, Put Things in Slow Motion to Make Them Awesome
In which we laugh our way through a podcast about the world’s greatest humor website: homestarrunner.com. Why is it still funny? How does “funny” (of all things) manage to endure? What role does humor play in culture? How do things become timeless(ish)?
White People Making Rap Videos (0:49–6:26)
An Episode of Ishes (6:26–16:43)
Put Things in Slow Motion to Make Them Awesome (16:43–26:26)
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