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Editorial Teknokultura Vol 11, No 3 (2014)

Editorial Teknokultura Vol 11, No 2 (2014): Vigilancia global y formas de resistencia

Vigilancia Tecnológica. Periódico Diagonal. Abril, 2014

Human After All. How non-human agencies are

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David Bloor’s “Anti-Latour” and the discussion

By Javier de Rivera 

This article is about the controversy between David Bloor and Bruno Latour in 1999, when Bloor wrote an article called “Anti-Latour”, in which he defended the approach of the Sociology of Knowledge against …

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The Googlization of Everything – Book Review

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By Javier de Rivera.

Originally published in The International Journal of Communication, of USC Annenberg.

The basic thesis of this book is that Google assumes roles and projects that, because of their central importance in society, should be carried …

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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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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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Book Review: African Fractals, by Ron Eglash

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African Fractals is an interesting book about ethno-mathematics in Africa. It is about about the presence of advanced mathematical concepts in traditional African cultures, and uses these findings as a way of empowerment for …

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Book Review: The Cybernetic Brain, by Andrew Pickering

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In this critical review I try to point out the flaws of the book and expose the weak arguments of Pickering. The book is awful. It is probably one …

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Book Review: Aramis or the love for technology, Bruno Latour.

By Javier de Rivera

In this book, Latour addresses the social and political factors implicated in the development of technological projects. To such an end, he uses the case study of a failed technological project: Aramis, an innovative public

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The Modern Invention of Information – Ron Day

This links to the literary review of Ron Day’s Works where I try to synthesize the most relevant points of his oeuvre.

Ron Day has been one of the best discoveries I made during the time I am spending …

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