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June 13th, 2019 by: Annapurna Mamidipudi

The Loom in the Weaving Marriage

Technology’s Stories v. 7, no. 2 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2019.06.13.04 PDF: Mamidipudi_Loom “My marriage is made of gold,” says an elderly weaver from East Godavari. This is a defining statement about a life lived in handloom weaving.[1] It seemed like a non sequitur in a conversation about the effects of the 2008 economic downturn on handloom…

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March 13th, 2019 by: Anna Reser

“Where the Land that Any Sane Man Wants Runs Out” Displacement and Disruption on Florida’s Space Coast

Technology’s Stories v. 7, no. 1  – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2019.03.13.04 PDF: Reser_Displacement and Disruption In 1968, the Public Affairs Office at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), headed by Gordon Harris, released an informational publication––more of a short monograph written by Harris himself––called “The Kennedy Space Center Story.” Chapter one, entitled “A National Resource,” situates the Spaceport in…

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March 13th, 2019 by: Jillian Foley

Regulating Contested Reality: The Failure of US Encryption Regulations

Technology’s Stories v. 7, no. 1 – DOI: 1015763/jou.ts.2019.03.13.03 PDF: Foley_Regulating Contested Reality Technology regulations, at their core, are based on an idea of what a technology does or what its uses are. Of course, these ideas and the resulting regulations are the product of negotiations, conflicts, and compromises between different people with different stakes.…

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March 13th, 2019 by: Annie Handmer

Wilderness or Open Space? Contextualising Environmental Concern in the Second Space Age

Technology’s Stories v. 7, no. 1 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2019.03.13.01 PDF: Handmer_Wildnerness or Open Space For millennia, anthropogenic creep has been slowly but surely transforming planet Earth from a living, breathing solar-system anomaly to a sort of mechanised, weaponised and plasticised cyborg. In this context the 500,000 trackable odds and ends that have been jettisoned, abandoned,…

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March 13th, 2019 by: Kathryn Carpenter

“Cesspools,” Springs, and Snaking Pipes

Technology’s Stories v. 7, no. 1 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2019.03.13.02 PDF: Carpenter_Cesspools The Hot Springs of Arkansas emerge from the hillside of Hot Springs Mountain, in the Ouachita Mountains about an hour’s drive from Little Rock. Although visitors today can only see a couple of “demonstration springs,” there once were 47 naturally occurring springs on the…

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December 20th, 2018 by: Eric SchatzbergLee Vinsel

Kranzberg’s First and Second Laws

Technology’s Stories vol. 6, no. 4 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2018.12.20.01 PDF: Schatzberg_Vinsel_Kranzberg First and Second Laws Kranzberg’s First Law By Eric Schatzberg “Technology is neither good nor bad, nor is it neutral.” This gnomic pronouncement is probably the best known of Kranzberg’s six laws. A search on this phrase produces over 9000 hits on Google, and…

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