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“Emeryville is Weird”

Annie Hammang , May 24th, 2022

When I would tell people I worked in the small San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Emeryville, they would almost always say, “Emeryville is weird.” And then the…


Digital Psychedelia: Hidden Experience and the Challenge of Paranoia by Tehseen Noorani

Tehseen Noorani , September 16th, 2021

Introduction Over the past 15 years, several groups of researchers have sought to use clinical trials to reintroduce psychedelics to mainstream society, reporting impressive efficacy from trials a…


The Pandemic Narrative and the War Against the People: Day 2 of an Online Interdisciplinary Symposium

Maximilian C. Forte , August 1st, 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021 was Day #2 of an online international and interdisciplinary symposium organized by Doctors for Covid Ethics (see the report for Day #1). The symposium…


In the Journals – Militarization

allisontedesco , April 6th, 2021

Officers wearing a traditional late 1960s uniform (left) and a new demilitarized uniform featuring a blazer (right), Riverside County Sheriff, 1969 by Stuart Schrader via Journal of Urban…


Lettre à Madame la Maire

Nathalia Turincev , February 24th, 2021

Le 4 janvier 2021   English Version Madame la Maire,   Si je vous écris aujourd’hui, c’est pour vous faire part de ma tristesse, et de mon indignation….


Envisioning a Different Park: Border Walls, Transborder Ties, and Militarized Ecologies

Manuel G. Galaviz , February 11th, 2021

When news broke out on January 20th, 2021, that newly inaugurated President Joe Biden signed a proclamation ending Trump’s Executive Order 9844, which declared a national emergency at…


Indian Food Delivery Networks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nirupama Jayaraman , February 5th, 2021

Over the past decade, the concept of the gig economy has gained momentum in academic discourse. Often linked to temporary employment created by multinational technological corporations through digital…


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…


STS and Electoral Politics

Baird Campbell , August 18th, 2020

In the context of the upcoming US presidential election and increasing evidence of the importance of voting infrastructure, this week we revisit past posts that highlight the key…


40: Quarantine & The Origins of Computation

Scott W Schwartz , August 11th, 2020

Quarantine is a number. Quarantine was the name given to the strategy of isolating potentially harmful populations for forty days in an effort to impede potential dangers. Deriving…


Surveillant Materialities of Migrant (Im)mobility: Reconceptualizing Border Technologies

Lupe Flores , July 28th, 2020

After lunch on the day I arrived at Casa Begoña Migrant Shelter in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México, Doña Paquita, a shelter director, came to fetch me from the comedor,…


A Place Apart by Benjamin Hegarty

Benjamin Hegarty , July 15th, 2020

On a crisp autumn day in April in Melbourne, my phone has several missed calls from an Indonesian friend. With a heavy heart, I call back to see…


Citizen surveillance and social media during South Africa’s lockdown

Tanja Bosch , July 1st, 2020

Surveillance has become a common concern in public debates, but it is usually associated with the power of tech corporations to surveil people through algorithms. In the book…

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Managing Refugee Mobilities: Global Flows of Migration Deterrence Technologies

Helena Zeweri , June 18th, 2020

In 2000, a United Nations Resolution designated June 20th World Refugee Day. In the week leading up to this day, countries throughout the world pay homage to the…


‘Dynamic Totalities’: Data Surveillance as a Paradigm

Ravi Chakraborty , June 16th, 2020

In the zeitgeist of academia, surveillance has clearly an ominous connotation. However, is surveillance not fundamentally a way of looking? More formally, a way of looking at totalities….


Practices, knowledge, and the next pandemic: a lesson from a failed participatory public health intervention by Alejandro Cerón

Alejandro Cerón , May 31st, 2020

My time doing public health work in Guatemala in the 1990s and early 2000s has shaped how I think about emergencies. Working for an underresourced health system, my…


Platypus Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

Baird Campbell , May 5th, 2020

In celebration and recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, take a look back at some of our favorite past posts from and about the region….


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…


Emergency Alerts for COVID-19 in South Korea by Bo Kyeong Seo

Bo Kyeong Seo , April 24th, 2020

[Mapo District] The 15th confirmed case occurred (return from overseas, Sangsu-dong). For more info, please check on our website and blog.  [Yeongdeungpo District] The 22nd Corona case confirmed….


Zika, abortion, and care: the work that falls to women beyond the epidemic

Claudia Rivera Amarillo , March 24th, 2020

Este contenido está disponible en español aquí. Feminist studies in geography, anthropology, and public health have indicated that women do more work during epidemics in terms of prevention…


Seeing like a state of exception | 例外状态的视角

Gabriele , March 12th, 2020

In a bittersweet combination of personal achievement and global emergency, I moved to Norway and started working on a new research project right when the COVID-19 epidemic started…

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Before They Erase It: Memory and the social media archive

Nell Haynes , November 13th, 2019

Disponible en español aquí. This afternoon, I began to notice increasingly alarming images, posts, and tweets from my interlocutors in Santiago. It appeared that Santiago was on fire,…


Optics and Fluidity: Evading Surveillance in Hong Kong

Jessica Lauren Bray , October 3rd, 2019

請點此閱讀中文版 Eyes in/on/for Hong Kong  At the Hong Kong airport, thousands of protesters line the arrivals hall. Creating a corridor for passengers to walk through, they stand silently,…


“India’s Gig-work Economy” Roundtable

noopur raval , September 5th, 2019

This roundtable discussion marks the end of our series on India’s Gig-work Economy. In this discussion, we reflect on methods, challenges, inter-subjectivities and possible future directions for…