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Techno-geographies of digital phenotyping in mental health research   by Jessy Williams

Jessy Williams , June 7th, 2022


Can your phone keep you mentally well? Developments in digital phenotyping have brought new attention to forms of behavioural data collection that capitalise on the apparent ubiquity of…


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Does Green on COVID-19 Maps Mean What You Think?

Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein and Daniel Ginsberg , March 31st, 2022


Picture a traffic light. This isn’t a trick question. We want you to visualize some sort of box housing three lightbulbs, each behind a colored filter: red on…


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Mapping Algorithmic Assumptions: Reflections from a Society for Psychological Anthropology roundtable by Alexa Hagerty

Alexa Hagerty , September 13th, 2021


Fritz Kahn, Der Mensch als Industriepalast, 1926. Detail. Image in public domain Introduction: surveil, classify and predict by Alexa Hagerty and Livia Garofalo The works distilled by the…


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Making the Invisible Seen: The Infrastructure of Modern Groundwater Governmentality in Taiwan

Ho Chun-Yi , September 7th, 2021


In 2009, the Taiwan High Speed Railway Company (THSR) claimed that severe land subsidence in Changhua and Yunlin counties was compromising and damaging the structural integrity of the…


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Data Activism and Petro-Public Knowledge “Across Borders”: The Formosa Plastics Global Archive

Tim Schütz , April 27th, 2021


When our research group entered the Formosa Plastics museum in Taiwan, the first thing we noticed was a massive piece of kauri wood, sitting protected under a dome…


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Girls, Gadgets, and Gatekeepers: What is Ethical Feminist Fieldwork When Working with Children?

Isha Bhallamudi , April 15th, 2021


There is no Institutional Review Board (IRB) or equivalent body in India. The ethics of research are left to the purview of researchers, their supervisors, and departments. Therefore,…


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How Plants Become Bits: The Politics of Harmful Algal Bloom Mitigation in Lake Erie

Gebby Keny , February 23rd, 2021


The Power of One While seated at my kitchen table in my apartment in Columbus, OH, the site of my dissertation fieldwork, I attended an Ohio Agribusiness conference…


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Form, Content, Data, Bodies: Jonathan Zong and Beth Semel on Biometric Sans by Jonathan Zong

Jonathan Zong , February 9th, 2021


The dominant discourse surrounding digital psy technologies such as MindStrong, a teletherapy app designed to detect mental health changes by monitoring changes in typing speed “down to the…


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The subjects of digital psychiatry by Dörte Bemme

Dörte Bemme , October 13th, 2020


Giorgia Lupi/Stefanie Posavec (2014), MOMA “Dear Data, Week 8, A Week of Phone Addiction” All authors contributed equally to this essay Imagine a room full of research assistants…


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Entrepreneurship and E-Health: How Promises of Innovation are Transforming India’s Primary Care Sector by Sandra Bärnreuther

Sandra Bärnreuther , June 15th, 2020


Promotional materials from the global campaign to achieve Universal Health Coverage by the year 2030. Copyright UHC2030 – reproduced here under ‘fair use’ for academic purposes. “Health for…


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What Type of Governmentality is This? Or, how do we govern unknowns by Robert D. Smith

Robert D. Smith , May 26th, 2020


In Le Temps, a French newspaper, anthropologist Julie Billaud wrote that the governance of COVID-19 represents “a move towards a biopolitical mode of governance that aims to manage…


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The Public-Private Welfare State: constructing a data-driven health coverage in India by Marine Al Dahdah

Marine Al Dahdah , May 5th, 2020


Promotional materials from the global campaign to achieve Universal Health Coverage by the year 2030. Copyright UHC2030 – reproduced here under ‘fair use’ for academic purposes. “Health for…


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A Politics of numbers? Digital registration in Kenya’s experiments with universal health coverage by Ruth J. Prince

Ruth J. Prince , May 4th, 2020


Promotional materials from the global campaign to achieve Universal Health Coverage by the year 2030. Copyright UHC2030 – reproduced here under ‘fair use’ for academic purposes. “Health for…


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The hype and hope of data for healthcare in Africa by Tom Neumark

Tom Neumark , April 20th, 2020


Promotional materials from the global campaign to achieve Universal Health Coverage by the year 2030. Copyright UHC2030 – reproduced here under ‘fair use’ for academic purposes. …


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Period Tracking Apps: Something Old, Something New

Andrea Ford , November 12th, 2019


They’re sleek and colorful, “fun and easy”, full of icons and dials. Period tracking apps, or “menstruapps,” are an increasingly common way a large segment of the populat…


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Det manglende engasjementet for den ‘smarte byen’, og hvorfor det bør bekymre deg

marikken , October 3rd, 2019


Innsamling av store datamengder blir stadig enklere, og mulighetene som åpnes opp av dette begynner å gjøre seg gjeldende i byutvikling. I såkalte ‘smarte byer’ ønsker man å…


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Ep. #44: Digitising Migrants: Annalisa Pelizza on the European immigration crisis in an age of Big Data

Jodie-Lee Trembath , August 18th, 2019


“Migration issues in Europe are a hot topic right now – it’s not news that they have been used in the last 50 years as a way to…


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I did it for the data

The Familiar Strange , July 14th, 2019


As an ethnographer of porn, I entered the field with some hard limits and never crossed them. I never ended up doing anything I regretted, but the pressure…


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Clinical Data in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Ethnographic Engagements

Peter Taber , June 11th, 2019


A screenshot of the Patient Care Assessment System dashboard, as it appears to clinicians using it in the electronic health record (Fihn and Box 2016). By: Peter Taber,…


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The Surveillance Cyborg

Timothy Gitzen , April 9th, 2019


Editor’s Note: This post is part of our ongoing series, “Queering Surveillance,” and was co-written with Alexander Wolff. Surveillance is an embodied experience, both being watched a…


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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,…


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EPIC Evidence: with Dawn Nafus and Tye Rattenbury – This Anthro Life

Ryan Collins , September 19th, 2018


Exploring Evidence This Anthro Life is opening the conversation with EPIC (the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Community) on the theme of Evidence. Taking center stage at this year’s…


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Book Review: Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World by Crystal Biruk

Rose Deller , August 16th, 2018


In Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World, Crystal Biruk offers an analysis of the production of data within HIV-AIDS quantitative survey research conducted in Malawi. This…


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Data Doppelgängers and Issues of Consent

noopur , May 22nd, 2018


Editor’s Note: This is the fifth post in our Law in Computation series. In February 2018, journalist Kashmir Hill wrote about her collaboration with researcher Surya Mattu to…


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