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.


Forum Research

Sound Advice

Our brains appear to come equipped with an inclination to use the individual phonemes contained in names to make sense of unfamiliar words.

Practice The Arts

Making with Magic

Autoethnography, Art Practice and the Participation of Other-Than-Humans in Witchbody, by Sabrina Scott.


Distraction Pieces on Productivity Part 1

Distraction Pieces / 20.02.2019

Podcaster Scroobius Pip interviews Davos-shamer and hopeful realist Rutger Bregman on the value of removing productivity as a focus in our work to increase innovation and joy.