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Sharing My Husband’s Digital Afterlife

By Fernanda Santos
Two and a half years after he died, I gave his iPhone to our daughter.


Daffodil’s Baby

By Alyssa Virker
A new short story about reproductive technologies and fandom.


Redefining Free Speech for the Digital Age

February 24, 2020 | 3:00 pm

Washington College of Law | 4300 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Join Future Tense and the Tech, Law & Security Program at American University's Washington College of Law for an open-minded and far-reaching inquiry into the current state, and future prospects, of free speech.

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