Human Adventures
in Creative Technology

Container is an online magazine that explores how technology is used for creativity, community and social justice.

 

Social & Climate Justice

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The Fight for Data Rights

Many of us are alarmed at reports of data abuse but it’s easy to feel that – as ordinary citizens – we have no control. What can we do as a creative tech community to improve data privacy?

Long Read

The Promise of Salvation from ‘Smart’ Borders

The UK aims to have “the most effective border in the world” by 2025. But how did we get to this situation, where border surveillance is a multi-billion dollar industry? And what does it mean for people seeking asylum, for whom crossing borders is a matter of life and death?

Digital Communities

Black text on a white background reads 'Caption This'

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Caption This

Individual content creators are championing accessibility on TikTok by adding captions. But should social media platforms be doing more to make their content universal?

Illustrated article

The Making of a Virtual Influencer

A peek behind the curtain at this million dollar industry. Can virtual influencers make a positive social impact or are they just a dystopian money-making tool from big marketing?

Long Read

The Sound of Intimacy

Exploring the simple technology of voice recordings, and their power to connect loved ones across the globe.

Extended Realities

Queering VR

Audio

Queering VR

This episode’s guests explore what it means to bring queer perspectives to the predominantly straight world of VR.

Illustrated article

The Making of a Virtual Influencer

A peek behind the curtain at this million dollar industry. Can virtual influencers make a positive social impact or are they just a dystopian money-making tool from big marketing?

Art & Technology

A sepia photograph showing four members of Ashanti Anderson's family with their faces pixelated.

Short Read

Deep Nostalgia

To compensate for generations of lost family history, poet and writer Ashanti Anderson turns to deepfake technology to connect with three members of her family.

Illustrated article

Reworking Technology

Artist Brian Gibson reveals the concealed architecture of domestic technology through a process of assemblage, print and photography.