The Luddite Problem [...]

"Luddite" as insult. "Luddite" as ahistoricism. "Luddite," depoliticized. > There is widespread ignorance about science and technology. For example, we have people with computer chips in their head right now, and it improves their life. Many of us have elderly members with cochlear implants, but most people don’t understand that these are computers hooked up to p...

 

Drone Feminism [...]

> Silicon Valley tech feminism, in relation to the larger anti-violence movement, is connected with these same major military and weapons manufacturers. We are looking at a new frontier of the state, technology industry, military, and police intersecting and using feminism as a conduit to further the prison and military apparatuses. Lean In, which has dominated a f...

 

Technological Imperialism [...]

Dan Romero on Twitter: "Proprietary mapping" is, I suppose, one way to describe imperialism. It reduces imperialism to a technology and divorces it from politics, ethics, ideology. How are these new "proprietary maps" dividing up the globe today? What is the role of the nation-state and what is the role of the multinational corporation in 21st century technological i...

 

Technology as Practice [...]

From Ursula Franklin's The Real World of Technology: >Technology is not the sum of the artifacts, of the wheels and gears, of the rails and electronic transmitters. Technology is a system. It entails far more than its individual material components. Technology involves organization, procedures, symbols, new words, equations, and most of all. a mindset....