Author: Sara M Bergstresser

Web Roundup: Something Rotten – Scent, Morality, Good and Evil by Sara M Bergstresser

Sara M Bergstresser , December 7th, 2016


A well-known quote from Hamlet is “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” This, of course, refers to the illegitimate and immoral reign of the fictional King…


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Web Roundup: Controversy and Commerce by Sara M Bergstresser

Sara M Bergstresser , September 4th, 2016


There have been many controversies about substantial and sudden jumps in pharmaceutical prices, the most memorable/infamous surrounding Martin Shkreli, the [widely despised and thoroughly unrepentant]…


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Web Roundup: The Electronic Over-Soul and our Worst Selves (and Other Mishaps) by Sara M Bergstresser

Sara M Bergstresser , May 2nd, 2016


The web roundup for this month is a sequel to last month’s roundup on Mind, Consciousness, and Artificial Intelligence. I will address another interface between machines and minds,…


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Web Roundup: Public, Intimate Spaces (Bathrooms & Brains) by Sara M Bergstresser

Sara M Bergstresser , December 1st, 2015


Bounded categories and category-bounded spaces are always of interest. This month, there were salient discussions of two such spaces: the (gendered) public bathroom and the brain. Bathrooms Public…


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Web Roundup: Biohacking, BioArt, and other Playful Abominations by Sara M Bergstresser

Sara M Bergstresser , August 31st, 2015


These days, it is fun to “hack” almost everything. You can hack your life, you can hack your home, and you can even hack your period. So, as…


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