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Technology and Protest

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On July 14, 2016
In the last week, the crucial role of technology documenting the shockingly routine murder of black people by the police has again been demonstrated. According to The Guardian, 566 people have been killed by police in the US in 2016 alone. This week, the videos that have circulated on social media of police brutality make […]
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Above: Rare earth miner, Jiangxi Province, China, 2010 While I roll my eyes a bit at some of the jargon, the overall points of this review of a new book titled The Geology of Media, asking us to reflect on the real life impact of our disconnected media and information world, are good and the […]
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DuPont and Teflon, Revisited

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On August 31, 2015
A few weeks ago, I linked to a good in-depth discussion of how DuPont had poisoned the people of Parkersburg, West Virginia through the production of C8, the chemical making up the key component of Teflon. The Huffington Post now has a very long and in-depth piece on the same subject, which you should also […]

In Sight

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On July 30, 2015

The Times has a piece up today on a point I made at last night’s Out of Sight event–the power of video technology to stir outrage is tremendous. Police brutality toward people of color is

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