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March 12th, 2018 by: Youjung Shin

Hangul and the “Spring” of Artificial Intelligence Research in South Korea

Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 1 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.03.16.03 PDF: Shin_Hangul Artificial intelligence practitioners and commentators have regarded the late 1980s and early 1990s as an “Artificial Intelligence Winter” for the US, Europe, and Japan. However, this was a very prosperous period for South Korean researchers studying the brain, the computer, and artificial intelligence. As…

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December 4th, 2017 by: Mar Hicks

A Feature, Not a Bug

Technology’s Stories vol. 5, no. 4 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2017.12.04.01 PDF: Hicks_Feature Not a Bug Until recently, the idea that Silicon Valley was a meritocracy seemed firmly enshrined in mainstream U.S. culture. Despite decades of research by sociologists, cultural anthropologists, and historians, popular press often focused on talent more than privilege to explain the successes of…

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December 4th, 2017 by: Anto Mohsin

National Electricity Day: From “Electricity-Minded” Nation to “My Idea for PLN”

Technology’s Stories vol. 5, no. 4 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2017.12.04.04 PDF: Mohsin_National Electricity Day On 27 October 1960 President Sukarno delivered a speech commemorating the fifteenth anniversary of the National Electricity and Gas Day in Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta. At a time when Indonesia was still a young nation and only a handful of urban areas had…

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December 4th, 2017 by: Kelly O'Donnell

“The whole idea might seem a little strange to you”: Selling the Menstrual Cup

Technology’s Stories vol. 5, no. 4 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2017.12.04.02 PDF: O’Donnell_Whole Idea May Seem Strange In 1971, Carol Downer and Lorraine Rothman were handing out plastic specula for cervical self-exams and presenting their Del-Em menstrual extraction device as a radical menstrual alternative at the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Los Angeles.[1] Their story is often…

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December 4th, 2017 by: Mario Bianchini

Women on the Right Track: Integrating Women into the Communist Technological Utopia

Technology’s Stories vol. 5, no. 4 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2017.12.04.03 PDF: Bianchini_Women on the Right Track In 1950, the fledgling German Democratic Republic (GDR) held a small exhibition in Jena featuring a miniature town contained within a glass case, war torn Germany rebuilt in socialist splendor, train tracks its veins. So soon after the decimation of…

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August 27th, 2017 by: Nathan Kapoor

Batteries Not Included

Technology’s Stories vol. 5, no. 3 – doi: 10.15763/jou.ts.2017.08.27.01 PDF: Kapoor_Batteries Not Included In 1881, Professor Silvanus Thompson, a physics lecturer at the University of Bristol applauded the development of accumulators (secondary batteries) and suggested that they offered a gateway to the future of railway transportation, demolition, telephony, wind/water power utilization, and lighting.[1] For Thompson,…

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