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Capture, Fixation and Conversation: How The Matrix Has You and Will Sell You, Part 1 Apr 8, 2014

When I was in graduate school in STS we read Langdon Winner’s Do Artifacts Have Politics,  an excerpt from his book, The Whale and The Reactor.  If you’re not familiar with it, the piece is often remembered for its analysis … Continue reading

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Conference: Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space Feb 3, 2014

June 18-20, 2014 – University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science) Organizers: José van Dijck & Thomas Poell Confirmed keynote speakers: Lance Bennett, Tarleton Gillespie, Alfred Hermida, Hallvard Moe Discussants: C.W. Anderson, Marcel Broersma, Jean … Continue reading

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The Boston Marathon Bombings, 4Chan’s Think Tank, and a Modest Proposal for an Emergency Crowdsourced Investigation Platform Apr 17, 2013

We are still in the immediate wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, but it is already clear that the investigation into these attacks is taking a very different shape than the investigation into the 9/11 attacks. One of the big … Continue reading

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Trying to make sense of the state response to “hackers” Jan 17, 2013

Like many people, I spent all weekend reading every post and every news story about Aaron Swartz—whom I did not know, but whose work I respected. This weekend was the anniversaries of the deaths of two very dear family members … Continue reading

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The Ethnomathematics of Algorithms Dec 4, 2012

Inspired by recent postings by Tarleton Gillespie and C.W. Anderson,  I wanted to chime in with my own take on the material and political aspects of algorithms. I’ve been mulling this over in my work with sensor enthusiasts, both in … Continue reading

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