Beyond the Reveal: Opacity in Personal Chrono-tech

Posted on June 3, 2015 in Infernal Machine
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In the quest to understand the influence of machinic processes on human agency, there is much to be learned without ever “unboxing” the technologies at hand. As we move forward with the vital work of monitoring and interpreting the multitude of new processes at work behind our technologies of attention, we should take great care not to stop our efforts at the algorithmic reveal.
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79 Theses on Technology: Of Techniques and "Technology"

Posted on June 30, 2015 in Infernal Machine
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If you listen to the machine telling you how to get out of it you only get sucked into it more, like a con artist that lulls you into trust by telling you he is conning you. The promised liberation from technology is usually just another technology that you don’t recognize as such. This is one reason why a fuller appreciation of our diverse techniques is so vital.

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Big Easy Ink

Posted on June 2, 2015 in THR Blog
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New Orleans, where spectacle and transgression are part of the infrastructure, is the ideal place to conduct completely unscientific research on tattooing.
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