Jasmine Sun
Essays and events about how we can reclaim techno-optimism for a better collective future.
Created 08 Apr 2020
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  • ⚡ Pursuing the Endless Frontier
    10 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Reboot writes mostly about software and computing, but the world of science is an adjacent and equally relevant field from which to draw parallels and understanding about issues in tech ethics, policy...
  • ⚡ Value Beyond Instrumentalization
    26 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 9 1
    Today, we’re republishing a wonderful essay by Reboot contributor and my dear friend Jasmine Wang. It was initially written and published as part of Letters To A Young Technologist, a project conceive...
  • ⚡ Life in the Metaverse
    20 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 6 1
    Facebook has begun calling itself a “metaverse company” and doubled down on Oculus, avatar-based remote work, and marketplaces for virtual goods. Yet in today’s guest essay, open source virtual realit...
  • ⚡ New Event: A City Is Not a Computer ft. Shannon Mattern
    12 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    It shouldn’t be surprising that there’s a huge overlap between technologists and urban enthusiasts. It can be tempting to model cities as a complex system or a set of optimization problems; I myself h...
  • ⚡ Putting Workers in the Driver's Seat
    06 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 7 0
    The first thing I did when I moved to New York was call an airport ride with The Drivers Cooperative, a new driver-owned ride-hailing platform meant to compete with Uber and Lyft. The Drivers Coop aim...
  • ⚡ No More Starving Artists
    29 Jul 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    In April, we published The Creator’s Dilemma, which compared four models for creative production: paid subscriptions, government funding, NFTs, and commons-based peer production. Today, an artist and ...
  • ⚡ 995 and Counting
    23 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Reboot has come a long way since we kicked off events in April 2020 and the newsletter in October. We’re now just five subscribers away from hitting one grand, but more importantly, we’ve evolved from...
  • ⚡ New Event: The Infinite Machine ft. Camila Russo
    16 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    I avoided crypto discourse for ages. I assumed that it was a space full of get-rich-quick scammers and rabid anarcho-capitalists, and certainly not one amenable to my values. Recently, though, I’ve se...
  • ⚡ Design Justice and Beyond
    08 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 6 0
    One of my favorite things about the Reboot community is the way they come together to self-organize virtual discussions for books they’ve been meaning to read. Most recently, one group wrapped up Desi...
  • ⚡ Taking and Making Space in San Francisco
    01 Jul 2021 • 8 min read • 7 1
    Tech workers often have a complicated relationship to place. Many of us long left our hometowns for school and work, and the ease of remote has also enabled the rise of “digital nomadism”: hopping fro...