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Andrew Ferguson: The Rise of Big Data Policing

Andrew Ferguson: The Rise of Big Data Policing

“You have to take into account the history of race and surveillance when you're talking about any new predictive policing technology...Every time we have seen an innovation of surveillance, we've turned it on communities of color and poor people first.”

Ryan Jenkins & Keith Abney: Robot Ethics 2.0

Ryan Jenkins & Keith Abney: Robot Ethics 2.0

“Autonomous vehicles are programmed whenever a human is on the road to stop or swerve...Already we have reports of where the Google car (the Waymo car, I guess I should say now), people have already figured this out and are beginning to play chicken with it...All of these unintended consequences have to be taken into account.”

Gary Hall: Pirate Philosophy

Gary Hall: Pirate Philosophy

“I'm not really saying anything that they're not already saying in the particular chapters I'm talking about. What I'm trying to do is just push their ideas, if you like, to their logical conclusions, where they're almost creating problems for themselves and their own way of acting and being as theorists or philosophers.”

Jarrett Zigon: Disappointment

Jarrett Zigon: Disappointment

"I really think this is the most important intellectual work we could be doing today... A politics with a vision. A politics of worldbuilding. A politics that recognizes the long, hard work of it. A politics that goes beyond the weekend protest that looks good on TV and is more defined by the everyday, nitty-gritty, hard work of showing up and trying to build a new world.”

Ulises Ali Mejias: Off The Network

Ulises Ali Mejias: Off The Network

“That experience of being in this country as an immigrant, both inside and outside, having to adopt certain ways of thinking and having to erase other ways of thinking, other parts of me that cannot be rendered in this new context, I think that's where this idea [of nodocentrism] came from.”

Karmen MacKendrick: Failing Desire

Karmen MacKendrick: Failing Desire

“If I set failure as a goal, then I put myself into a paradoxical position because either I fail to reach it--so in some sense I've succeeded at failing--or I succeed in reaching it, in which case I failed at failing. Paradoxes and impossible goals really intrigue me.”

Deborah Elizabeth Whaley: Black Women in Sequence

Deborah Elizabeth Whaley: Black Women in Sequence

“I was thinking about the historical moment in which it was created and I was thinking about it as a cultural critic and cultural historian who is interested in issues of social justice, who is interested in reading people who have at times been marginal to the narrative... But also leaving some room for ambiguity.”

Laurent de Sutter: Narcocapitalism

Laurent de Sutter: Narcocapitalism

“There's always the nostalgia of something with the concept of biopolitics. And it's even more visible with Agamben. I mean I love Agamben...but I must confess that there is something that I cannot accept...the underlying nostalgia for something that would be pure and authentic.”