SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin is hosting an online workshop in which participants examine what is knowable about distributions of toxicity when it comes to digital technologies. What do the possibilities and limits of that knowledge […]
(E)ven the celebrated ‘universal machine‘ must realize itself materially, therefore locally, in order to function.–Danowski, Déborah, and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro. The Ends of the World. Polity, 2017: 116.
After giving a presentation on the research covered in my book, Reassembling Rubbish, I was asked if I had given thought to how my own ways of narrating stories about e-waste might inform public understandings […]
Facts are assembled by the work of people in conjunction with instruments, materials, and know-how. A house is built. So, too, is a fact. Despite decades of work in STS, it is still controversial to […]
Almost everything you know about e-waste is wrong Josh Lepawsky, Memorial University of Newfoundland Many of us think we know what electronic waste is because we wonder what to do with devices we no longer […]
Any system that deals with the four aspects of modern waste – tonnage, toxicity, heterogeneity, and externalization – on a large scale will change waste infrastructure and what counts as trash. — Max Liboiron