Ditching techno-utopia, how might technology–widely imagined–play a role in anthropologies yet to come? What new forms of knowledge production can be birthed through performative play? How can epistemologies and experiences beyond whiteness shape (academic) cultures yet-to-be? Can anti-racist research and making materialize spaces, technologies, and experiences that are enlivened by principles of afrofuturism, indigeneity, intuition, and collective well-being?
I will be giving a keynote at the Ethical XR Symposium at Florida Atlantic University on Friday, February 21st, 2020.
I am co-organizing a conference panel for EASST/4S 2020 with RPI PhD Candidate Hined Rafeh, titled Health Made Digital. The panel has been accepted in the Medicine and Healthcare track of the conference as an open panel. Abstracts accepted until February 29, 2020.
Our health has been made into intimate and minute data points, now fodder for big business. This panel explores how health data is collected and monetized, and what this means for us all.
From Norbert Wiener’s hearing glove, to Clynes and Kline’s metabolically extended mouse, to cyborgs in science fiction, cyborgs figure centrally in speculating about how humans will transcend their bodies and the planet Earth for new frontiers of place, function, and sensation. This post is adapted from a talk given at the Transpecies Society in Barcelona, Spain in January 2019.
On December 5, 2018, I gave a webinar on Cyborg Anthropology via EPIC, the leading professional organization for practicing anthropologists. Video of the webinar is archived and available to EPIC members.
On October 20, 2018, I led a panel discussion at the All Tech Is Human ethical tech summit in New York. We discussed why access to technology should be considered part of tech ethics and how not all forms of “access” are equally inclusive and socially beneficial.
We are moving into a world in which artificial intelligence and machine learning are shaping the spaces we engage with and through and changing our prosthetic capabilities. What does this mean for ethnographic praxis?
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.
This talk offered a brief exploration of two contemporary food subcultures – that of instagram celebrities and that of the food allergy community. As technology-driven proposals about the future of food proliferate, the issue of what social forms they may reproduce should be problematized in innovation, research, and public discourse.
Drag in the Digital Age is the first meet up of the QX Meetup group.
We’re meeting on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 7-9pm at Thoughtworks NYC (99 Madison Avenue, New York, NY). RSVP and more details through the event Meetup page.
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.
My recent talk at Nerd Nite NYC is now available to watch online!
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.
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.
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.
I’m pleased to announce that I will be presenting on this panel at the American Anthropological Association’s 115th conference in Minneapolis on Friday, November 18th, 2016! My paper considers how financial industry logic shapes the aims and products of biomedical research. Click through for more info.