About Jasmine McNealy

NBN Episodes hosted by Jasmine:

African American Studies August 3, 2020

Black Software

The Internet and Racial Justice, from AfroNet to Black Lives Matter

Charlton D. McIlwain

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In Black Software: The Internet and Racial Justice, from AfroNet to Black Lives Matter (Oxford Univeristy Press), Charlton McIlwain, Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development and professor of media, culture, and communication at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, examines the intersection of racial justice movements, technology, and culture. McIlwain names the often ignored or neglected African American pioneers of computer and Internet technology. At the …
Architecture July 27, 2020

Design Justice

Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need

Sasha Costanza-Chock

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In Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need (MIT Press, 2020), Sasha Costanza-Chock, an associate professor of Civic Media at MIT, builds the case for designers and …
American Studies July 20, 2020

Hacking Diversity

The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures

Christina Dunbar-Hester

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In Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures (Princeton University Press, 2020), Christina-Dunbar Hester, an associate professor in the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, explores …
African American Studies May 1, 2020

Distributed Blackness

African American Cybercultures

Andre Brock

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Technology has been instrumental in allowing audiences to encounter expressions of culture to which they may have no direct connection. The popular commercial platforms like Twitter and Instagram mediate culture …
Critical Theory April 29, 2020

Too Smart

How Digital Capitalism is Extracting Data, Controlling Our Lives, and Taking Over the World

Jathan Sadowski

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The ubiquity of technology that collects massive volumes of all kinds of data lends itself to one overarching question: “What?” As in what is the purpose(s) of this collection? What …
Critical Theory March 3, 2020

Data Feminism

Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein

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The increased datafication our interactions and permeation of data science into more aspects of our lives requires analysis of the systems of power surrounding and undergirding data. The impacts of …
Communications February 3, 2020

The Paradoxes of Network Neutralities

Russell A. Newman

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Three years after the withdrawal of the Open Internet Order – then-President Barack Obama’s attempt at codifying network neutrality by prohibiting internet service providers from discriminating between content – by …
Critical Theory January 20, 2020

The Smart Enough City

Putting Technology in its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future

Ben Green

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The “smart city,” presented as the ideal, efficient, and effective for meting out services, has captured the imaginations of policymakers, scholars, and urban-dwellers. But what are the possible drawbacks of …
Anthropology October 19, 2018

The Qualified Self

Social Media and the Accounting of Everyday Life

Lee Humphreys

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Physical journals, scrapbooks, and photo albums all offer their owners the opportunity to chronicle both mundane and extravagant events. But unlike social media posting, this analog memorializing of life happenings …
American Studies August 15, 2018

The Grid

Biography of an American Technology

Julie A. Cohn

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Though usually a background concern, the aging U.S. electric grid has lately been on the minds of both legislators and consumers. Congress wants to ensure the technological security of this …
Art April 6, 2018

The Fabric of Interface

Mobile Media, Design, and Gender

Stephen Monteiro

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Sewing, knitting, quilting, the crafts related to fabric making, are usually not what we think about when we consider our digital communications devices. Yet, many of the activities that we …
Architecture February 27, 2018

Architectural Intelligence

How Designers and Architects Created the Digital Landscape

Molly Wright Steenson

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For most people the field of architecture is not what they think about when discussing artificial intelligence as we describe it today. Yet, architects are a part of the historic …