Design is increasingly a dominant idiom for creation, innovation, research, and critique. But what makes a “good” design? Why do some designs draw public ire and mockery, while others go unnoticed or are embraced? The answers to these question are not just about the practice of design, but also our ethical commitments to common social goods.
On March 30, 2018, I led the workshop How Like a Cyborg: Rethinking the Agency of Users and Things in Innovation at the Social Innovation, Social Justice: Rethinking Design Anthropology symposium at the University of Cincinnati.
My recent talk at Nerd Nite NYC is now available to watch online!
From designer babies to genetic surveillance, and from the “culture” of tech workplaces to the politics of climate change, feminist science studies writers are at the forefront of research on some of the most pressing issues in science and technology today. This course will delve into some of the apparent dilemmas that modern communities face through engagement with key works from more than thirty years of feminist science studies.
In a lecture given at the Collège de France in 1976, Michel Foucault declared, “One of the basic phenomena of the nineteenth century was what might be called power’s hold over life.” This observation is the basis of biopower, a theory of politics that has since spread to many corners of contemporary social thought.
How did computing technologies come to structure our everyday practices and political sensibilities in such profound ways?
Fancy Feast, an essay about the gendered and racializing implications of current American food trends, is now available at Real Life.
Join me on Friday, October 13, 2017 at nerd nite NYC. Doors and trivia at 7pm, talks start at 8:20pm, cover and other information at the link. I’ll be speaking on Cyborg Feminism and the Future of Technology.
Video of the September 17, 2017 panel is available from the Jump Into VR Fest Facebook page.
Join me in New York City on Sunday, September 17th at 5:40pm for the panel “Empathy Generator? Decolonizing Digital Storytelling”!
The New York Academy of Medicine Library reviewed my June 2017 Brooklyn Institute class, The Politics of Infrastructure.
My Commentary article “Conflicting Assumptions: The Meaning of Price in the Pharmaceutical Economy” was published in August 2017 in the journal Science As Culture. An excerpt is below. Reach out for the final version.
My review essay titled “Feminists Write the Anthropocene: Three Tales of Possibility in Late Capitalism,” was published in the Journal of Cultural Economy in August 2017. This essay reviewed three recent books: Donna Haraway’s Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene, Alexis Shotwell’s Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times, and Anna Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins.
In June, I appeared on the Brooklyn-based Two and a Bottle podcast. I spoke with hosts Brandon and Deej about … More
You can now watch my talk “The Anthropocene Body,” given at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research First Annual Institute Social in May 2017, on Vimeo.
My upcoming course (new and improved for 2017!), Donna Haraway: Gender, Science, and Objectivity at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, starts July 13th at The Workmen’s Circle in New York, NY. Course meets for 4 weeks and is capped at 20.
My upcoming course, Science, Race and Colonialism at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, starts July 10th at The New York Academy of Medicine. Course meets for 4 weeks and is capped at 20.
It is even tempting to regard food allergy as the signature disease of modernity. If so, a return to pure, clean living — avoiding pollution, pesticides, the hustle and bustle of modern life — would seem to be the solution.
What does it mean to have a body in the Anthropocene? This talk was delivered as a faculty Lightning Lecture at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research First Annual Institute Social on May 20th, 2017.
In the nineteenth episode of the Podcast for Social Research, I sat down with colleagues Ajay Siingh Chaudhary and BISR research associate Jeffrey Escoffier to discuss the recent history of public health policy in New York City and how it fits with – and at times resists – Michel Foucault’s concept of “biopolitics”.