Author: Matthew Wolf-Meyer

Writing Life No. 13: An interview with Matthew Wolf-Meyer by Matthew Wolf-Meyer

Matthew Wolf-Meyer , June 3rd, 2021


From the bottom left, clockwise: my writing board (which currently has a note from my kids and a note about a future paper to be written), a stack…


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Reworking the Cognitive Bias – a Brainstorm by Matthew Wolf-Meyer

Matthew Wolf-Meyer , September 14th, 2020


Can we change the way that we think about thinking? Can we rework our thoughts about thought? If so, what would reworking thought open up, analytically and ethnographically?…


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Don’t Fight the Future by Matthew Wolf-Meyer

Matthew Wolf-Meyer , April 8th, 2020


For the last few years, I’ve been teaching a class called “Human Futures.” I designed it because I was struck by the increasing pessimism among the undergraduates I…


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What’s At Stake in Speculation? by Matthew Wolf-Meyer

Matthew Wolf-Meyer , June 26th, 2017


We’ve long been thinking about health, well-being, illness, sickness, and disease, in relation to risk. That things might not be maintained at their present levels, either individually, among…


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Speculative Health by Matthew Wolf-Meyer

Matthew Wolf-Meyer , March 8th, 2017


The last thirty years have seen an intensification in ways of thinking about our health and disease in the future tense. Risk, precarity, subjunctivity — all three point…


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Is It Okay to Say that Research ‘Verges on Scientific Racism’? by Matthew Wolf-Meyer

Matthew Wolf-Meyer , November 28th, 2016


Last fall, a group of researchers – mostly biological anthropologists and sleep researchers – published a study of three ‘pre-industrial’ communities, one in Latin America, two in Africa,…


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