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How to Map Nothing

How to Map Nothing,” Places Journal (March 2021)

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Arboreal Agency

“Arboreal Agency: Trees in Urban Ecologies and Computational Systems,” Robert Penn Warren Center, Vanderbilt University (virtual), April 16, 2021

“Arboreal Agency: Trees in Urban Ecologies and Computational Systems,” Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark (virtual), April 7, 2021

Invited Speaker, “Arboreal Agency: Trees in Urban Ecologies and Computational Systems,” Spring 2021 Architecture Lecture Series, California College of the Arts (virtual), March 30, 2021

Keynote, “Arboreal Agency: Trees in Urban Ecologies and Computational Systems,” “Deep City: Climate Crisis, Democracy and the Digital,” Atelier de la Conception de l’Espace, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (virtual), March 26, 2021.

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On Maintenance and Care: A Conversation with Shannon Mattern

Melis Uğurlu, “On Maintenance and Care: A Conversation with Shannon Mattern,” Architecture as Measure, Pavilion of Turkey, Venice Architecture Biennale (March 23, 2021).

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The New Ethereality

On February 18, 2021, I joined Marisa Duarte, Rahul Mukherjee, and Tyler Morgenstern, at the Carsey Wolf Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, for “The New Ethereality.” We discussed the “contemporary politics of wireless communication, with special attention paid to the cultural and governmental imaginaries that accrue to emerging wireless infrastructures like 5G. Wirelessness has long been embedded in a range of divergent cultural, political, and social narratives. Today, it is as central to the enduring promise of untrammeled global connectivity as it is to the paranoid divinations of conspiracy theorists. What is at stake in this volatile mix of epistemologies? How might historical debates regarding the possibilities, the substance, and indeed the very existence of the ether help us to grapple with a new era of ethereal speculation?

Image via Rodrigo Cámara-Leret, Miguel A. Fortuna, and Jordi Bascompte @ PNAS

CWC Roundtable: The New Ethereality from Carsey-Wolf Center on Vimeo.

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The Relationship Between Culture and Technology

Severin Matusek interviewed Paul Feigelfeld and me about “The Relationships Between Culture and Technology” for the Culture and Technology Podcast, hosted by the Vienna Business Agency (March 1, 2021).