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All Backchannels Entries Tagged 'technology'

Book Review: Cotton and Race Across the Atlantic: Britain, Africa, and America, 1900-1920

Reviews / Dr Jonathan Silver

According to Jonathan Silver, "Cotton and Race Across the Atlantic" makes a significant contribution to the global history of cotton and our understandings about the long durée of capitalism.

AI’s Prediction Problem

Reflections / Steve G. Hoffman

Is prediction in AI a fool's errand?

Researching Sprawling ‘Mobile’ Infrastructures in Nairobi

Reflections / Prince K. Guma

title Mobile technology production and development, mobile-based infrastructural engagements, and mobile money markets are increasingly becoming key signifiers for African cities' identity.

Extending the ‘14 day rule’ on embryo use for research? Conferences as mobilising points

Reflections / Neil Stephens and Rebecca Dimond

title Dr. Neil Stephens and Dr Rebecca Dimond discuss their recent ESTS paper, "Debating CRISPR/cas9 and Mitochondrial Donation: Continuity and Transition Performances at Scientific Conferences."

Betwixt and Between Augmentation and Automation: Some Reflections after Watching “Sully”

Reviews / Phaedra Daipha

title With insights from the new movie "Sully", Phaedra Daipha sheds light on the vanishing role of the human operator in high risk decision-making environments.

Molecular Detector (Non)Technology with Luis Reyes-Galindo: New Research in ST&HV

Reflections / Aleka Gurel

title Dr. Luis Reyes-Galindo talks to Backchannels about his recent ST&HV paper, "Molecular Detector (Non)Technology in Mexico."

4S Preview: Sensing, Walking and Embodiment With and By Technologies—A Track Away From the Desk

Projects / Christopher Peter Wood

title How do we move away from the desk (and the projector) to convey more of the subtle interactions which take place between bodies, technologies and their physical situations?

Rethinking Value in the Bio-economy with Kean Birch: New Research in ST&HV

Reflections / Aleka Gurel

title Professor Kean Birch, from York University, talks to Backchannels about his recent paper for ST&HV, "Rethinking 'Value' in the Bio-Economy: Finance, Assetization and the Management of Value."

Bicycling Renaissance: a Bike Boom of Old (With Lessons for the New)

Reviews / Jesse Gant

title Imagine being a cycling enthusiast in the 1890s before the automobile had become embedded in the American dream and defined the urban landscape. In this re-blog we cast a spotlight on the brief moment in American history when the notion of a cycling city was a genuine pipeline dream for urban designers.

Textile Waste and Audiovisual STS

Projects / Hanna Rose Shell

title A contribution to a material archeology of waste. A heap of ground-up textile waste is the starting point for a book and a series of interconnected short films and interactive media in progress.

Workshop: Markets for Collective Concerns - Copenhagen Business School, Dec. 11-12, 2014

Report-backs / Daniel Breslau

title In our current era, states are more frequently turning to market mechanisms to achieve social aims. Rather than socializing unmet needs, states are establishing new markets to correct the failures of old markets; markets as interventions, markets upon markets.