Dark Angel: The Dystopian 2010’s, When You And I Were Young

Jessica Alba’s breakout role in Dark Angel, which has largely been forgotten amid our current golden age of high-quality TV series, surrounded some prophetic visions of a dystopian near-future.

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American Meltdown: The Popular Imagination of Energy Disasters

Disasters plague systems that are designed or lauded as “too big to fail.” And, according to the wealth of cinema on the subject, we love to see it.

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NLG Files Lawsuit Against the Detroit Police

Attorney David A. Robinson and Detroit representatives of the National Lawyers’ Guild (NLG) held a press conference today in downtown

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100 Corporations Produce 71% of Carbon Emissions. But Who Buys Their Products?

LIVING IN SOUTHWEST DETROIT, A STONE’S THROW FROM THE AMBASSADOR BRIDGE, I AM ACCUSTOMED to having to wipe off the

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Platform Revolution: Understanding The New Economics of the Interweb

The platform economy dominates the economy today. This book offers numerous valuable lessons for how we can think about the architecture of systems in public infrastructure.

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Book Review – Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley, by Emily Chang

A few weeks ago, I finished Emily Chang’s Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley, which came out

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Save The Office: Costs And Spatial Well-Being in the Work-From-Home Economy

Working from home has its benefits, but not everyone wants to work from home. What degree of input should employers be soliciting from staff before deciding to permanently make the monumental work-from-home leap? What should we be thinking about as the economy retools to support work-from-home economy?

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Detroit City Council Votes To Sue Black Lives Matter Protesters

The 5-4 vote marks a growing strain between the Duggan Administration and advocates for social and economic justice in a majority black city.

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From Fantasy To Innovation: The Autonomous Car in Film History

Rudolf Zehetgruber’s 1971 West German film, “Ein Käfer geht aufs Ganze,” is a primitive example of autonomous cars in film, traveling off the beaten path made before it by the likes of Disney’s Herbie (1968).

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James Brown Feels Good (About Weatherization)

One of the weirder things I’ve come across in the past year– apart from Soviet Cookiemonster, our second-most viewed post

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