Al Jazeera America, the satellite news television channel of the Al Jazeera Media Network which provides worldwide news to over 220 million households in more than 100 countries, has done something unexpected and also really cool. They made an indie comic!
Cartoonist Josh Neufeld of the fantastic graphic novel A.D.: NEW ORLEANS AFTER THE DELUGE, award winning reporter Michael Keller, along with Al Jazeera America’s Senior Multimedia Producer Rhyne Piggott, and Interactive Editor Lam Thuy Vo team up here to make something really special.
TERMS OF SERVICE: UNDERSTANDING OUR ROLE IN THE WORLD OF BIG DATA is a graphic novella that demystifies the legal doublespeak and disposable tech jargon to examine the T.O.S. relationships most of us all have with technology companies in our day to day lives. And looks closely at what the implications of what sharing our personal information with them can mean. A depressing topic, to be sure, but wonderful to see it all handled with an easy charm and wit here.
You can read it online here. But even better is that you can actually also get your hands on an analog copy. And Isotope is the first store in the world to get to offer these awesome books to people!
We have a big stack of these great books, but they definitely won’t last long. Stop in and get one ASAP!