Sometimes simple changes can significantly expand accessibility to people who have neurological differences like autism, dyslexia, ADHD, or epilepsy, but designers and policymakers frequently aren’t aware of issues affecting this neurodiverse community.
The Emotional Politics of Piracy, Or Why We Feel Intellectual Property Infringement as National Trauma
Anjali Vats: “The everdayness and banality of piratical trauma fuels desires for intellectual property maximalism and intellectual property criminalization, which reproduce the very conditions which gave rise to the trauma.”
Driverless Dreams: Technological Narratives and the Shape of the Automated Car
Erik Stayton, ’15, examines dominant and alternative paradigms of ground vehicle automation, and concludes that current and imagined automation technology is far more hybrid than is often recognized.
Eyes over Kenya: The use of drones for conservation
Chelsea Barabas (CMS, ’15) and Jude Mwenda (MAS, ’15) spent January in Kenya, working with a conservancy to explore using drones to monitor poaching.
Sandra Braman: “Frames, Fractures, and Skins: Internet Design as Social Policy”
Sandra Braman on how “those responsible for technical design of the Internet have found they must think through a number of social policy issues along the way.”
The Business of Broadband and the Public Interest: Media Policy for the Network Society
Media policy in the United States has, since its inception, been governed by the principle that infrastructure providers should serve “the public interest.”