Jan. 5, 2019

The Data Plays for a Year: New edited volume of student work

Students in my “Histories and Theories of the Computational City” class edited together a book of responses to our contemporary computational condition (huntley_data_2019-1?). It’s available on the web here. From my introduction:

This mess of words before you is the product of one semester spent taking time to remember our history and think through the implications of the work we do. We gathered together in a space structured according to the hoariest academic format: the seminar. […] We spent half of an academic year repeatedly encountering the confounding problem that our technologies are both less efficacious than the technologist would have us believe, and far more impactful than the scientist would represent. Our technologies are both powerful and inadequate, having effects even as these are not equivalent to their inputs.(Huntley et al. 2019, 15)


Huntley, Eric Robsky, Adrianna Boghozian, Agnes Cameron, Jay Dev, Daniel Engelberg, Dylan Halpern, Arianna Salazar Miranda, and Maia Woluchem, eds. 2019. The Data Plays for a Year. Cambridge, MA. data.wrong.website.

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  • Eric Robsky Huntley is a Lecturer in Urban Science and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT where they maintain affiliations with the Data + Feminism Lab and the Healthy Neighborhoods Study. They also serve as a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School …