Building Value-Driven Alternatives of Decentralized Internet Infrastructures: Interview with Dawn Walker
In this post, we interview Dawn Walker on the values and social transformation in the design of web decentralization projects, and the role of research activism.
Shashank Deora blogs that the process through which the technological interventions are designed and managed for a watershed requires understanding infrastructuring around watersheds. He describes this in the context of watershed management programmes in India.
This week we are reblogging an essay by Andrea Schikowitz and Sarah R Davies. In this essay, they share their experiences of publishing chapters in the anthology “Community and Identity in Contemporary Technosciences”.
In this post, Joseph Satish interviews historian of science Jahnavi Phalkey about her film Cyclotron, her tryst with the history of science and film-making, and the need for academics to foster public engagement with science and its practices.
Waste and Recycling in Cold War Eastern Europe: The Case of the “Bee” Waste Collection Trust in Hungary
This reblog analyzes the professional and political discussions of post-industrial and post-consumer waste, discards and recycling in state-socialist Hungary and connects these discourses with the changing cultures of waste, discards, and recycling around the globe.
In this post, Xu Xu interviews Prof. Wang Jinzhu of Inner Mongolia University (China). He discusses issues related to the contemporary understanding of privacy in the context of STS.
Pia Vuolanto is a Senior Research Fellow at the Tampere University Institute for Advanced Social Research. Renee Marie Shelby interviews Pia Vuolanto on the connections of her work with trust, gender, and the medical fringe.
Although multiple, the common element that permeates different hacker politics in Latin America is the construction of alternatives, both technopolitical – related to the governance of information technologies – and sociotechnical – as ways to dispute the construction of futures.
Digital participatory mapping stands out as a respectable initiative that builds on the ground-up, collective efforts and renders women as expert of space.
During some decades, welfare systems in the global North have seen changes in care delivery systems from care in institutions to care in the home, in different areas ranging from psychiatry to elderly care. In this project, we concentrated on this ‘home turn’ at the margins of welfare.