Tag: robots

Podcast #4 is online! Guest: Jochem Kootstra

standplaatswereld , December 17th, 2020

Jochem Kootstra is onderzoeker, copywriter en programma-maker (om maar een greep uit zijn bezigheden te geven) en bekijkt technologie door een antropologische bril. Door deze bril ziet hij…

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The Future of LOVOT: Between Models of Emotion and Experiments in Affect in Japan

Daniel White , July 23rd, 2019

Aya is anxiously waiting for a future in which humans coexist with robots. She didn’t think this was possible in her lifetime, but when she learned about LOVOT,…


Ep. #40 Robot Reflections: Inger Mewburn on researching researchers & welcoming our robot overlords

Jodie-Lee Trembath , June 23rd, 2019

“Machine learning is a broad area of study, and that’s one thing you don’t see from a distance, is how broad it is. We like to do what…

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Jennifer Robertson on her new book, Robo sapiens japanicus

| , April 22nd, 2019

https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520283206/robo-sapiens-japanicus Interview by Daniel White Daniel White: In addition to the variety of topics you have explored in Japan over your career, you have be…

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Work Out of Joint: Our Future Lives With Robots and Intelligent Agents

Samuel Gerald Collins , January 30th, 2019

Wired magazine – mostly hagiographies of silicon valley entrepreneurs – capitalist porn – vague reassurances for the future from the uber-wealthy.  500 dollar headphones.  The Senior Associa…

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Japan’s Emerging Emotional Tech

Alexandra Frankel , January 25th, 2019

Are we developing emotional machines with all-too-human capacities for care? An interactive scene from Gatebox Inc.’s promotional video. Gatebox Inc. There is a moment in Spike Jonze’s film…

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A Feeling for Robotic Skin

Mitali Thakor , November 1st, 2018

Ethnographic explorations with sex dolls, robots, and their makers “I hate it when her eyes flick open. This one, her eyeballs sometimes go in different directions and it…


A Report on the 2018 4S Conference in Sydney, Australia by Tessa Leach

Tessa Leach , September 18th, 2018

What characterises STS in different regions? What kinds of research projects, educational programs, and people are doing STS around the world? What problems exist in different regions? Can…


Regulating Physical Places with Digital Code

batesc , May 31st, 2018

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh and final post in our Law in Computation series. At first, I was perplexed by the K5 by Knightscope, a “fully autonomous security…


Illustrated Man #10: The Vision

Matt Thompson , August 12th, 2017

I first started blogging about anthropology and comic books back in 2012 in an occasional series titled Illustrated Man. It lasted for about nine posts before petering out…

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The future of designing autonomous systems will involve ethnographers

Madeleine clare elish , June 28th, 2016

Note from the Editor, Tricia Wang: Next up in our Co-designing with machines edition is Madeleine Clare Elish, (@mcette), is an anthropologist and researcher at Data & Society, presents a…

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The human-side of artificial intelligence and machine learning

Steven Gustafson , June 20th, 2016

Note from the Editor, Tricia Wang: Next up in our Co-designing with machines edition is Steven Gustafson (@stevengustafson), founder of the Knowledge Discovery Lab at the General Electric Gl…

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The hidden story of how metrics are being used in courtrooms and newsrooms to make more decisions

Angèle Christin , June 20th, 2016

Note from the Editor, Tricia Wang: The next author for the Co-designing with machines edition is Angèle Christin (@angelechristin), sociologist and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Data & Soci…

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Lou and Cee Cee prepare for fieldwork in the future: a world where robots conduct ethnography

Alicia Dudek , June 17th, 2016

Editor’s Note: Kicking off our Co-designing with machines edition is Alicia Dudek (@aliciadudek), Innovation Insight Lead & Design Ethnographer at Deloitte Digital Australia. Using …

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Co-designing with machines: moving beyond the human/machine binary

tricia wang , June 13th, 2016

Letter from the Editor: I am happy to announce Welcome to the The Co-Desinging with Machines edition. As someone with one foot in industry redesigning organizations to flourish in a…

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