Jasmine Sun
Essays and events about how we can reclaim techno-optimism for a better collective future.
Created 08 Apr 2020
  • ⚡️ Everyday Magic
    03 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 5 2
    Back in October, we published a series of community responses to “Take Back the Future.” One of them, by Spencer Chang, was about magic: Rather than giving cake to the masses, we must give them the re...
  • ⚡ Where Algorithmic Transparency Meets Community
    19 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    In elementary and middle school, I would hear this refrain from my teachers constantly: “Wikipedia’s not a reliable source.” Yet today, it’s Wikipedia that populates the information surfaced by many s...
  • ⚡️ A Tax on Tech-quity
    12 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 4 1
    This week, we’re sharing something a bit different: a tax policy proposal from AI policy aficionado, Kernel Magazine author, and Reboot community member Chris Painter. While this essay seems more econ...
  • ⚡️ Peering into the Paracosm
    03 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    A few months ago, Reboot community member Maggie Pan organized a book club around Stories of Your Life and Others, a collection of short science fiction stories by Ted Chiang. In today’s guest essay, ...
  • ⚡️ The Word for Web Is Forest
    21 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    Today's newsletter is a collaboration with our friends at New_ Public, a project and publication seeking better digital public spaces. It’s one of our favorite newsletters, so we're thrilled to share ...
  • ⚡ Replies To: Take Back the Future!
    14 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 6 0
    Today at 5pm PT, we’re chatting with Stanford professors Rob Reich, Mehran Sahami, and Jeremy Weinstein about their book System Error and their broader work reimagining education on CS, politics, and ...
  • ⚡ New Event: System Error
    11 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Many of you are new to Reboot — welcome! — so here’s a quick recap of what you can expect. Our newsletter publishes guest essays by our community of young technologists, interviews with people fightin...
  • ⚡️ To Build a Home
    02 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Thank you so much for your support and readership. The Kernel Magazine launch has gone better than we could’ve imagined, and we are thrilled that we’ve finally gotten to share the project that we’ve w...
  • ⚡️ Hypnopompia (with audio)
    30 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    The final Kernel piece we’re pre-releasing is a short story by Riley Wong, which traces the journey of a dream researcher in surreal, glimmering prose. As a paying subscriber, you have access to the r...
  • ⚡️ Hypnopompia
    30 Sep 2021 • 14 min read • 4 1
    The final Kernel piece we’re pre-releasing is a speculative fiction piece by Riley Wong, which traces the journey of a dream researcher in surreal, glimmering prose. Kernel Magazine costs $30 for the ...
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