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Ali Fitzgerald

Ali Fitzgerald is an author and artist. She contributes a monthly comic column to the New Yorker titled America!. Her comics have also appeared in the New York Times, the Cut, the Guardian, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among others. Her graphic nonfiction book Drawn to Berlin (Fantagraphics, 2018) received the Independent Publisher Book Award for best Graphic Novel/Drawn Book of 2019.


Forging a Future

September 8, 2020 | Columns

"When you make and design things you condition people’s lives. The passport is a good example of that."

Comic by Ali Fitzgerald

Our Deepfake Future

March 2, 2020 | Columns

Deepfakes—videos altered by artificial intelligence—have begun warping our reality.

Dr. Subbarao Kambhampati, researcher and professor at Arizona State University and former president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence: “We can’t just believe everything we see. And in some sense, until now that was possible.”

Playing Nice

September 3, 2019 | Columns

Lisa Suhay dismisses the myth of the solitary chess genius. She uses chess to cultivate community and personal growth through her program, the Norfolk Initiative for Chess Excellence (NICE).