Tag Archive for ‘technology’

The Return of the Unabomber

Twenty years ago Theodore Kaczynski, a Harvard-trained maths prodigy obsessed with technology’s destruction of nature, was given eight consecutive life sentences for sending letter bombs in the US post which killed three people and injured 23 others. Generally known as… Read More ›

CfP: (Dis)empowering technologies

“TransMissions: Journal of Film and Media Studies”, new online academic journal affiliated at the Jagiellonian University, Poland announced its first CfP: (Dis)empowering technologies. The main areas of our interests are: –  social movement activism –  ethnic, national and religion minorities… Read More ›

The 5th ICTs & Society Conference

The 5th ICTs & Society Conference: The Internet and Social Media at a Crossroads: Capitalism or Commonism? Perspectives for Critical Political Economy and Critical Theory. Vienna University of Technology. Vienna, Austria June 3-7, 2015. Programme: http://fuchs.uti.at/wp-content/programme_ict&s5.pdf http://icts-and-society.net/events/5th-icts-and-society-conference/ Given that the… Read More ›

Technology and Human Nature

In their Webcam, Daniel Miller and Jolynna Sinanan offer what they describe as a theory of attainment. While I’m not sure they’d accept my terminology, I read this as an attempt to theorise the causal powers of technology in relation to the causal powers of… Read More ›

Fashion online

It is interesting to see how the fashion industry has been employing new computer visualisation techniques to approach realistic, three-dimensional human body shapes. This influences the way we shop, as well as the dynamic of the market for clothes: for… Read More ›