Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


episode 12: 8.12: Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness—Explained

Digging into Simone Browne’s application of critical race theory to surveillance studies.

Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness—Explained, Simone Browne Show Notes

The two main subjects we mentioned on the show as relevant were critical theory (and specifically critical race theory) and surveillance studies. Notably, while Browne describes herself as a black feminist and makes reference to the adjacent idea of intersectionality, she never explicitly refers to critical (race) theory. We applied the term to her based on her historical and interpretive methods.

Stephen reviewed our intro music, Joshua Crumbly’s “New Rock Thingy,” here.

Finally (as noted on air), Stephen was definitely recording from a closet:

screenshot of our Zoom call with Stephen in a closet Upcoming Books
  • August (8.14 and 8.15): The Real World of Technology, Ursula Franklin
  • September (8.16 and 8.17): (probably) Technopoly, Neil Postman

(We actually have a tentative plan through the end of the year… but we’ll publicize it once we’re more solid!)

Credits Music
  • “New Rock Thingy” by Joshua Crumbly. Used by permission.
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, meaning you can do whatever you want with this music… as long as you share it for others to likewise do what they want.

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  • Daniel Ellcey
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