‘Please offer me a seat’: travelling with an invisible disability

Type
Article
Category
accessibility
Disability

When access to public transport is stymied, so too is access to public life. Something as basic as getting from one destination to another becomes unpredictable and stressful. Since isolation and depression already disproportionately affect disabled and chronically ill people, and one in ten suicides are linked to chronic illness, access issues need to stir up more than a passionless afterthought.

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Dota 2 Hand o Midas Patch
Type
Article
Category
Capitalism
Gaming

When the game plays you: DotaPlus and surveillance capitalism

What makes DotaPlus interesting isn’t that it represents a new stage in the ongoing platformisation of videogames, but rather – I would suggest – that it reflects an economic and infrastructural model reliant on the quasi-autonomous capture, sorting, and presenting of user data. This model has transformative implications for the players’ experience of gaming.