Wakanda University at AAA 2018

This year’s American Anthropology Association(AAA) theme is Resistance, Resilience, Adaptation. The Laboratory of Speculative Ethnology brings Wakanda University to the AAA as an embodiment of all three of these principles. Wakanda University at the AAA will be an ethnofuture space beyond whiteness that challenges anthropology from the ground up.

#designfail at Nerd Nite NYC

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.

Purity and Danger

As I prepare a presentation for my field’s international scientific conference next month (Society for the Social Studies of Science, … More

Medicine and Morality

As those of you following me on Twitter may have noticed, I spent much of the past month writing a … More