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Reason Against the Machine

Tweet 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 creators. Mechanisms and devices do not have agency, because they do not have interests and […]

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Non-human agency, but human after all

Tweet  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 the influence of Latour’s philosophy on some authors of New Materialisms and of some accounts of […]

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