Tag: Science and Technology Studies

On Drones and Ectoplasms: Breath of Gaia

Angeliki Malakasioti , August 19th, 2021


(Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the Thematic Series Data Swarms Revisited) Painting form the art project On Drones and Ectoplasms: Breath of Gaia. ©Angeliki Malakasioti…


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Becoming without: Rearing and Releasing Transgenic Mosquitoes in Brazil

colinhoag , February 23rd, 2021


Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2020 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


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Fugitive Science: Beer Brewing & Experiments with Pharmaceuticals in Tanzania

Laura Meek , February 16th, 2021


When I originally arrived to start fieldwork in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, I set out to observe the scientific practices through which counterfeit drugs were identified at…


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The Spectrum of Research and Practice in Guatemalan Science Studies

Melanie Ford Lemus , January 19th, 2021


On November 21, 2020, protestors flooded the historic and political center of Guatemala City over the congressional approval of a  budget bill of nearly twelve billion dollars (or ninety-nine billion…


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Quantum Arms Race

Parth Sabharwal , November 24th, 2020


A lot has been said and written about the impending unleashing of quantum technology in the world. Whereas many sing paeans to the potential of the technology to…


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Connectedness in a Time of Pandemic

Roberto J. González , October 22nd, 2020


Right now, many of us are reevaluating what it means to be connected. In the United States, we often think of connectivity as having wireless broadband service, or…


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Transgression as the Life-World

Monica Berger Gonzalez , October 20th, 2020


That Sunday morning the words came from my colleague José, secretary of the Q’eqchi’ Council of Elders Releb’aal Saq’e’(ACGERS), located in Poptun, Petén… “Tata Mingo is dead, he…


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Destination Anthropocene: An Interview with Amelia Moore

colinhoag , May 19th, 2020


Destination Anthropocene: Science and Tourism in The Bahamas By Amelia Moore, University of Rhode Island 216pp. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press § Colin Hoag spoke with Prof….


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Symbolic confusion and how to flirt with emoji 💋😕

Alex D'Aloia , April 12th, 2020


A couple of years ago, I started flirting with people online. Pretty much everyone. In nearly every conversation. I didn’t mean to, and I didn’t start it. But…


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“Ain’t no future in your future”: Temporalities of Recovery and Resilience in Flint, Michigan

Chitra , October 9th, 2019


By Talia Gordon, University of Chicago § A future full of possibilities starts by drinking pure quality water – Nestlé “Pure Life®” Bottled Water In October 2018, Mayor…


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Things That Are Not Alive, but Which May Be Alive in a Certain Way: An Interdisciplinary Essay on a Relational Theory of Life

colinhoag , September 10th, 2019


By Meredith Root-Bernstein, AgroParisTech, INRA § This blog post is adapted from a paper given at “Anthropology Off Earth,” Collège de France and l’Observatoire de Paris, 4-5 June…


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Grounds for Climate Change Mitigation in South Korea’s Tidal Mudflats

Chitra , September 4th, 2019


By Gebby Keny, Rice University § Blue Carbon Muddy boots on the shore of Wah Ohn beach. Photo by author. “The trick is to step with your right…


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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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What the Tech Sector Could Learn from Anthropology

The Familiar Strange , July 18th, 2018


Technology is a social tool that requires understanding of social and cultural factors for it to be a driver of equality. Failing to incorporate an anthropological perspective into…


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“To Peace, Because the Awful Alternative is the End of All Life”: Build Bomb–Explore Space(s)–Save World! (Part 2)

Taylor R. Genovese , July 20th, 2017


This two-part post is a collaborative authorship between Taylor R. Genovese and Martin Pfeiffer, a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. For more on…


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“To Peace, Because the Awful Alternative is the End of All Life”: Build Bomb–Explore Space(s)–Save World! (Part 1)

Taylor R. Genovese , July 16th, 2017


This two-part post is a collaborative authorship between Taylor R. Genovese and Martin Pfeiffer, a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. For more on…


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Inside-out Jokes & Scientific Pantomimesis: Questioning Interpretations of the Inhuman

Scott W Schwartz , September 7th, 2016


In a fit of ambition, I attended or spoke at five academic conferences in the humanities and social sciences during the spring 2016 semester. Discipline specificity and conference…


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#TtW15 Abstract Post

Angela VandenBroek , March 20th, 2015


I will be presenting at Theorizing the Web again this year! More information on this great conference: Theorizing the Web  2015. If you can’t make it, the conference…


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