All Backchannels Entries Tagged 'technology'
Reflections / Prince K. Guma"Questions need to be posed as to how we ought to (dis)associate and (dis)connect from/with dominant and inextricable narratives, imaginaries and dichotomies if we must accurately subsume the African city within the increasingly precarious global present."
Reviews / Dr Jonathan SilverAccording 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.
Reflections / Steve G. HoffmanIs prediction in AI a fool's errand?
Reflections / Prince K. GumaMobile technology production and development, mobile-based infrastructural engagements, and mobile money markets are increasingly becoming key signifiers for African cities' identity.
Reflections / Neil Stephens and Rebecca DimondDr. Neil Stephens and Dr Rebecca Dimond discuss their recent ESTS paper, "Debating CRISPR/cas9 and Mitochondrial Donation: Continuity and Transition Performances at Scientific Conferences."
Reviews / Phaedra DaiphaWith insights from the new movie "Sully", Phaedra Daipha sheds light on the vanishing role of the human operator in high risk decision-making environments.
Reflections / Aleka GurelDr. Luis Reyes-Galindo talks to Backchannels about his recent ST&HV paper, "Molecular Detector (Non)Technology in Mexico."
Projects / Christopher Peter WoodHow 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?
Reflections / Aleka GurelProfessor 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."
Reviews / Jesse GantImagine 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.
Projects / Hanna Rose ShellA 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.
Report-backs / Daniel BreslauIn 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.