Impairments are usually understood as the physical or biological substrates of culturally produced disabilities, but Jonathan Sterne considers them as a political and theoretical problem in their own right.
Lana Swartz’s book New Money frames money as a media technology, one in major transition.
Justin Reich explores the recent history of large scale learning technologies to explain why technology provides such uneven support to students.
Illustrating a framework for studying the intersectional development of technological artifacts and systems and their impact on Black cultural production and social processes.
Lancaster University’s Lucy Suchman’s concern is with the asymmetric distributions of sociotechnologies of (in)security, their deadly and injurious effects, and the legal, ethical, and moral questions that haunt their operations.
This thesis delves into a critical study of the contemporary anatomy of power, in which mediation processes are becoming central to policing practices, with a focus on two contexts: the fight against crime in urban areas, and the battle against “rural violence” or “terrorism” in the Mapuche indigenous territories in the south of Chile.
Sasha Costanza-Chock explores key findings and recommendations from #MoreThanCode (morethancode.cc), a recently-released field scan based on more than 100 practitioner interviews.