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New Book: The Philosopher of Palo Alto

Posted on June 15, 2023

I’m writing to share news of my new book – THE PHILOSOPHER OF PALO ALTO: Mark Weiser, Xerox PARC, and the Original Internet of Things– which was just published by Chicago two weeks ago. The book chronicles the rise of ubiquitous computing at Xerox PARC in the 80s and 90s, as well as related developments in Continue Reading »

New Book: Ken Friedman’s 92 Events

Posted on May 9, 2023

This book accompanied the exhibition of Ken Friedman’s 92 Events at Kalmar Art Museum in Kalmar, Sweden. The exhibition opened on February 8, 2023, and closed on April 23. The museum published this as a hardback book and an open access digital edition. This book contains 92 of Friedman’s event scores from 1956 to 2019. Continue Reading »

New Book: The Smartness Mandate

Posted on February 10, 2023

Over the last half century, “smartness”—the drive for ubiquitous computing—has become a mandate: a new mode of managing and governing politics, economics, and the environment. Smart phones. Smart cars. Smart homes. Smart cities. The imperative to make our world ever smarter in the face of increasingly complex challenges raises several questions: What is this “smartness Continue Reading »

New Exhibition: Unearthing

Posted on February 3, 2023

Unearthing, an exhibition by artist member Betsy Stirratt, is currently on view at the Tube Factory Art Space in Indianapolis. The exhibition will run through March 19, 2023. In Unearthing, I explore how natural and cultural objects are presented in collections and museum settings, and how we preserve, classify, and display them. I have visited many natural Continue Reading »

Exhibition: How Far So Near

Posted on January 18, 2023

How Far So Near January 17 – February 23, 2023  Artists’ talk and reception: January 19, 2023, 5:30 p.m. CST Carroll Gallery Newcomb Art Dept., Woldenberg Art Center Tulane University New Orleans, LA, 70118, USA https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/carrollgallery/exhibitions An exhibition of transoceanic, international collaborations by multimedia artists Angela Bartram and Lee Deigaard and writer Mandy-Suzanne Wong, exploring Continue Reading »

New Book: Visionary Histories

Posted on December 6, 2022

The Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University has recently published Visionary Histories, a book of twenty speculative essays about the future covering a range of topics, from AI and democracy to education, leisure, and the social and economic consequences of COVID-19 and other pandemics. The collection is by David J. Staley, a professor of Continue Reading »

New Book: Geological Filmmaking

Posted on November 16, 2022

Open Humanities Press is pleased to announce the publication of Geological Filmmaking by Sasha Litvintseva. Like all Open Humanities Press books, Geological Filmmaking is available open access (= it can be downloaded for free): http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/books/titles/geological-filmmaking/ Book description: Every film image is geological. As a technical medium derived from the metals and minerals extracted from the earth, every moving Continue Reading »

New Book: Metaphor in Illness Writing

Posted on August 29, 2022

I’m happy to share good news: My new book Metaphor in Illness Writing: Fight and Battle Reused will be available very soon. The book is published as part of a new series at Edinburgh University Press called “Contemporary Cultural Studies in Illness, Health and Medicine.” Metaphor in Illness Writing can be pre-ordered with a 30% discount here: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-metaphor-in-illness-writing.html The discount code Continue Reading »

New Book: Art, Science, and the Politics of Knowledge

Posted on April 14, 2022

In Art, Science, and the Politics of Knowledge (on sale May 12, 2022 from the MIT Press), Hannah Star Rogers suggests that art and science are not as different from each other as we might assume. She shows how the tools of science and technology studies (STS) can be applied to artistic practice, offering new ways of thinking Continue Reading »

New Book: Strata

Posted on March 31, 2022

“Strata” is available for purchase at Amazon.com. It is a catalog published in conjunction with Suzanne Anker’s and Frank Gillette’s exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art. Texts include essays by Elizabeth Dunbar, David Ross, D.J. Hellerman, Thryza Nichols Goodeve and Therese Lichtenstein.  Pages: 352 ; content includes works in many media: Video installation, photography, rapid Continue Reading »