The Modern

Peeps is a showcase of the kind of the understandings we can have of the world around us when the storytellers we listen to ask deeper questions about the people, the communities and the contexts they write about. Our articles let our readers look for different answers and more deeply-informed encounters with?others. Editorial

Winning and Losing in Modern China

Shakespeares in the Ghetto

Medellín, The Smart City

The Human Element at Microsoft

A Storied Commute

Beyond the Disease


Tech in Cuba: The Rhetoric and the Reality

Reflections on the role of politics and infrastructure in Cuba’s technological development.


Editors’ Note

Introducing Peeps Issue 01 – The Modern Protagonist.


The Daughters of Reykjavik are on YouTube

Why one women’s hip hop group is challenging gender, music and communication norms in Iceland.


How to Bank in Kimbe

A young anthropologist explores the development of banking culture in Papua New Guinea.


Mobile Autonomy

How the mobile revolution is challenging traditional gender roles in India.


The Game of School

A satirical look at what students are learning in American higher education.


Of Treasures and Trinkets

Revealing the politics and fragmented histories behind the Cameroonian Grassfields museums.

Live From...

Word on the Street

Perspectives from people around the world on the role of technology in their lives.


World Affairs

The Middle Classes Won’t Take Us to a Democratic Paradise

A deep look at transnational class and democracy, past and present, asking how we can understand the role of the middle class in democracy, in the United States as well as the countries to which it has exported a Western democratic framework.


Medellín, The Smart City

The story of a city recovering from conflict and finding its voice with the help of media technology.


The Generation Gap Bites Back: Gen Z & Millenials Call Out Boomer Privilege with Digital Eyeroll ↗

The NY Times dropped a great piece today on how Boomers call anyone younger than themselves “Millenial”, and Gen Z and Millenials have responded with “OK, Boomer”