“Tech is how you find the place you live. It’s how you turn your car into a taxi or your spare room into a hotel. Tech lets you see the faces of the people you love from thousands of miles away. It helps you buy clothes, and track the steps you take trying to fit into them.”

And in fact, there are many more things we cannot imagine doing without technology today – it empowered scientists to find cure to issues that seemed insurmountable, brought in some positive changes to environment, redefined the educational systems… Still, there are controversial opinions about tech and its contribution to our lives, and some of them simply lack enough real factual information to derive conclusions from. Logic Magazine decided to disparage the wrong perceptions and unleash the truth, because, as their website says, “tech is magic”.

Logic is a small magazine, which recently entered the global publishing stage, with a clear aim – to demystify technology and break down the wall that tech industry has built between itself and the world. Founded by a team of writers, designers and engineers – Ben Tarnoff, Moira Weigel, Jim Fingal and Christa Hartsock –  Logic releases three issues per year, each concentrating on a particular theme. They have recently dropped their first issue, Intelligence, with topics covering new-generation brain scanners, future of AI, correlation between technology and emotional intelligence, and some other ‘talks’ with tech-savvy professionals.

Their newest special publication, which has hit its production funds raising from $5000 target to actual $6600 on Kickstarter, is a book called Tech Against Trump. Inspired by the many protests circulating in various industries throughout U.S. to Trump’s recent refugees ban decision, Logic has launched this project to chronicle the rising flow of resistance in tech industry, or, in other words, to disrupt ‘Trumpism’, and inspire others to make further action. Tech Against Trump narrates how software engineers, product designers, security guards and many other tech people work to build an anti-Trump unification, and how this whole ‘Trumpism” thing may be disrupted with the use of technology, and what is the future of this emerging anti-Trump movement.

The book was written by one of the Logic’s founders, Ben Tarnoff, who writes about technology and politics for The Guardian and Jacobin, and features illustrations by Gretchen Röehrs – a San-Francisco-based artist, who contributes with portraits of the people, whom the magazine interviewed for the book, as well as with sketches of various protesters against Muslim refugees ban. “As we were putting together the first issue of Logic, we noticed this upsurge of organizing and activism from tech workers,” Tarnoff told the Fast Company. “It really energized us; it felt like there was an opportunity there to get a lot of voices together of all different folks who were either working within the tech sector or using technology to fight Trump, and collect them into a single volume.”

Logic spoke to many people fighting against Trumpism on different fronts – somebody represents a hub for tech organizing against Trump; some initiated a declaration for workers who refuse to be identified by race, religion or national origin at work; some work to rescue vulnerable environmental data from Trump Administration. One of those people is David Huerta, president of SEIU United Service Workers West, an organization that represents over 40,000 janitors, security guards and other property service workers across California. The number of various challenges those people face is immense – from low wages and high housing costs to difficult working conditions. There is no doubt that these challenges existed before Trump came to power, however his “war on organized labor and immigration” only makes it worse. “One of the things we’re trying to do is expand the traditional definition of what a tech worker is, and give all voices in the industry a platform to share and communicate,” Tarnoff says.

Tech Against Trump will see the world in June, with the help of McNaughton & Gunn, and will be available both in printed and digital editions. Logic Magazine strongly believes in rewarding their writers and artists, this is why 60% of their costs go commissioning the writing and art that appear in their issues.

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