Design and software have historically served existing power structures. It’s not an accident that our technologies that function as “caregivers” or “secretaries” are designed to have female voices. How can we use speculative design to imagine software that is not only less sexist, subservient, or passive, but also reflects principles of consent, agency, embodied learning, and plurality? This zine explores what it means to design feminist interactions.
Shoplifters Issue 8 looks at contemporary typeface design. It features over 100 new, in progress, or unreleased typefaces. Other features include an interview with type designer Berton Hasebe, an excerpt of a research project and book on the Facit Corporation by Our Polite Society, and a section on real and speculative type design tools by Dinamo. Curated, edited, designed, and published by Actual Source.