Jacob Brogan
Jacob Brogan

Jacob Brogan writes for Slate about technology and culture. Follow him on Twitter.

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Oct. 22 2017 2:02 PMHow Does a Comic Book Librarian Work?Caitlin McGurk talks about collection development and exhibition curation at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.
Technology
Oct. 18 2017 6:09 PMMy Quantified Monster and MeWe now define ourselves with our data. I’ve been doing that since the first time I played Dungeons & Dragons.
Future Tense
Oct. 16 2017 1:14 PMRetyping the Future’s PastAn archival transcription project from the University of Iowa invites us to explore the history of science fiction.
Future Tense
Oct. 12 2017 10:51 AMCan the Library of Congress Save Gawker’s Website From Extinction?
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Oct. 8 2017 2:00 PMHow Does an Independent Comics Artist Work?Benjamin Frisch talks about scripting, drawing, coloring, and lettering his own stories.
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Oct. 3 2017 12:30 AMThe “How Does a Comic Book Letterer Work?” TranscriptRead what Deron Bennett had to say about the art and craft behind placing word balloons and sound effects in a Batman story.
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Oct. 1 2017 2:01 PMHow Does a Comic Book Colorist Work?Dean White talks about bringing vibrant hues to Batman’s world.
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Sept. 24 2017 6:01 AMHow Does a Comic Book Letterer Work?Deron Bennett explains the art and craft behind placing word balloons and sound effects in a Batman story.
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Sept. 17 2017 2:00 PMHow Does a Batman Comic Book Inker Work?Artist Seth Mann talks about adding detail and texture to superhero illustrations.
Future Tense
Sept. 14 2017 10:48 AMNintendo Unleashes Mario’s Nipples in a New Game, and They Are Super
Future Tense
Sept. 12 2017 4:45 PMThe New iPhone’s Most Adorable Feature Is Also Its Most Troubling
Future Tense
Sept. 8 2017 1:58 PMBreitbart Told the FBI It Was the Victim of a Cyberattack. But Apparently Its Own Advertising Was to Blame.
Metropolis
Sept. 7 2017 4:53 PMPlease Step Aside, SirMy medical devices help keep me alive—and subject me to uncomfortable scrutiny every time I pass through airport security.
Future Tense
Sept. 4 2017 10:01 AMMemes Are the New Jump-Rope SongsThe Library of Congress has long cataloged American folklore. Now it’s turning to the internet for a new generation of shared culture.
Future Tense
Sept. 1 2017 5:55 AMOur Virtual FutureWhat philosophers say about the inevitability of VR.
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Oct. 19 2017 7:00 PMThe “How Does a Comic Book Colorist Work?” TranscriptRead what Dean White had to say about bringing vibrant hues to Batman’s world.
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2017 1:46 PMUnpopular Opinion: The “1 Like = 1 Unpopular Opinion” Meme Is Bad
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Oct. 15 2017 2:00 PMHow Does a Comic Book Store Owner Work?Jared Smith talks about the weekly grind of bringing comics to readers.
Future Tense
Oct. 10 2017 6:26 PMA New Twitter Feature May Help Solve Its Central Mystery
Future Tense
Oct. 6 2017 10:04 AMIn Blade Runner 2049, Human Memory Becomes a Question of Digital Technology
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Oct. 2 2017 11:24 AMThe “How Does a Batman Comic Book Inker Work?” Transcript Read what artist Seth Mann had to say about adding detail and texture to superhero illustrations.
Future Tense
Sept. 27 2017 3:02 PMLooking for an E-book? Google Now Tells You if Your Local Library Has It.
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Sept. 18 2017 12:55 PMThe “How Does a Batman Comic Book Penciler Work?” TranscriptRead what David Finch had to say about drawing superheroes.
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Sept. 14 2017 3:06 PMThe “How Does a Batman Comic Book Writer Work?” TranscriptRead what Tom King had to say about writing Batman.
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Sept. 12 2017 7:00 PMThe “How Does a Music Educator Work?” TranscriptRead what Delashea Strawder had to say about her work with the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit.
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Sept. 10 2017 2:01 PMHow Does a Batman Comic Book Penciler Work?Artist David Finch explains how he draws superhero scripts and shapes the experience for readers.
Future Tense
Sept. 8 2017 10:38 AMEquifax’s Data Breach PR Statement, a Close Reading
Future Tense
Sept. 6 2017 3:56 PMIBM’s Watson Supercomputer Was Supposed to Revolutionize Oncology. Things Aren’t Going Great.
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Sept. 3 2017 3:00 PMHow Does a Batman Comic Book Writer Work?Tom King shares how he composes a Batman script and explains how he ended up telling the character’s stories.
Brow Beat
Aug. 28 2017 12:10 AMThis Week’s Worst Person in Westeros: Cersei Lannister

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