Monthly Archives: June 2013

Reason Against the Machine

By Javier de Rivera

Any technological device is the result of a social action, a certain set of relations, interests and motivations that produces it, even if the final result does not correspond to the original intentions of the …

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Non-human agency, but human after all


By Javier de Rivera

This paper, HUMAN AFTER ALL, overviews some issues addressed in Johanna Drucker’s PhD seminar in Information Studies at UCLA (Spring 2013)  around the topic of New Materialisms. In it, I critique and argue against …

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Networks Withouth a Cause, by Geertz Lovink – Book Review

By Javier de Rivera

Networks Without a Cause. A Critique of Social Media – by Geert Lovink. 2011. Polity Press

Originally published on: Interactions UCLA Journal of Education and Information StudiesDownload PDF

Networks Without a Cause offers …

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Science, Technology and Society


This is the final paper on Science and Technology Studies that I wrote for Jean François Blanchette class at the Information Studies Department at UCLA.

It is a general reflection about the STS field that goes around the …

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