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August 27th, 2017 by: Sarah Stanford-McIntyre

When Oil Was Modern

Technology’s Stories vol. 5, no. 3 – doi: 10.15763/jou.ts.2017.08.27.02 PDF: McIntyre_When Oil Was Modern President Trump’s June 2017 decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord has once again placed oil and fossil fuels in the political crosshairs.[1] A recent article in MIT’s Technology Review describes oil companies as a hindrance – representatives of a…

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August 27th, 2017 by: Abby Spinak

The Twenty-first Century Oil Encounter: Dispatches from Texas

Technology’s Stories vol. 5, no. 3 – doi: 10.15763/jou.ts.2017.08.27.04 PDF: Spinak_Twenty First Century Oil Encounter Editor’s Note: This article was written before Hurricane Harvey. Last summer’s critically-acclaimed “modern Western,” Hell or High Water, has a happy ending, of sorts. In the final scene of the film, the main character is building an extension onto his…

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May 9th, 2017 by: Svetlana Usenyuk-KravchukNikolai Garin

Arctic Human Enhancement: Focusing on Traditional Technologies of Arctic Indigenous People (Designerly Field Notes)

Technology’s Stories vol. 5, no. 2 – doi:10.15763/JOU.TS.2017.5.9.01 PDF: Usenyuk-Kravchuk_Arctic Enhancement Introduction Arctic indigenous peoples are widely recognized as living examples of successful adaptation to severe environmental conditions. However, ethnographic and anthropological studies tend to focus mainly on immaterial “traditional knowledge,” while tangible artifacts and practices, related skills and technologies that still constitute the very…

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May 2nd, 2017 by: Hanna Vikström

The Rush for Greenlandic Metals

Technology’s Stories vol. 5, no. 2 – doi:10.15763/JOU.TS.2017.5.2.01 PDF: Vikstrom_Rush for Greenlandic Metals Never before has the demand for metals been as high as it is now. Products and technologies we use every day, including smart phones, electric cars, wind turbines, cutlery and light bulbs are all constituted by metals, and demand is soaring. In…

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May 2nd, 2017 by: Tess LanzarottaJeremy Greene

Communications Technologies as Community Technologies: Alaska Native Villages and the NASA Satellite Health Trials of the 1970s

Technology’s Stories vol. 5, no. 2 – doi: 10.15763/JOU.TS.2017.5.2.02 PDF: LanzarottaGreene_Communications Technologies In May 1975, high above the earth’s surface, a structure resembling a large mushroom with two snow shovels attached to its dome released itself from stable geosynchronous orbit and drifted to a new station over Lake Victoria in Central Africa. The passage of…

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