Tag: communication technology

The ICT Poverty Trap: How Technology Disparities Exacerbate the Spread of Disease and Division in Jamaica

Aleem Mahabir , November 12th, 2020

A view of the street side in Kingston, Jamaica’s capital. A leaning telecommunications tower, symbolic of the island’s deficient ICT infrastructure, separates the stalls of informal street vendors…


“Doing Being a Latina,” or Performing Identities Through a Computer Voice

Sasha Kurlenkova , November 2nd, 2020

The ability to communicate is often taken-for-granted and imperceptible, despite being vital to everyday life. It defines our social performances as family members, professionals, and neighbors. Moreo…


Battery Life: Charging Culture at the End of Energy 

Scott W Schwartz , August 20th, 2019

Vodka-tonic. Take my picture. Charge my phone. Vodka-tonic. Take my picture. Charge my phone.  This (or a similar sequence) is an irritatingly common refrain heard by many waitstaff…


Towards a Queer Art of Surveillance in South Korea

Alexander Wolff , March 12th, 2019

Editor’s Note: This post was co-written with Timothy Gitzen. When is a face not a face? With the launch of the iPhone X that boasts facial recognition capabilities,…


Indigenous Women’s Engagements with Technology: From Anomaly to Autonomy

nellhaynes , May 1st, 2018

Introduction: Satellite Túpac Katari Editor’s note: this post is also available in Spanish, from the link in the sidebar. In 2013, Bolivia became the last of South America’s…