New Books in Science, Technology, and Society

Interviews with Scholars of Science, Technology, and Society about their New Books

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episode 234: David J. Gunkel, "Robot Rights" (MIT Press, 2018)


Should robots have rights?


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episode 99: Sarah Fawn Montgomery, "Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir" (Mad Creek Books, 2018)


If you live in America, chances are good you’ve heard the term “mental health crisis” bandied about in the media...


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episode 214: Amy Shira Teitel, "Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight Before NASA" (Bloomsbury, 2016)


Amy Shira Teitel talks about Apollo and the community of people who are deeply attached to space history.


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episode 233: Virginia Eubanks, "Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor" (St. Martin's, 2018)


Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America...


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episode 213: Alistair Sponsel, "Darwin’s Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation" (U Chicago Press, 2018)


Dr. Alistair Sponsel talks about Darwin’s experiences on HMS Beagle and his early career as a naturalist...


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episode 118: Angela Jones, "Camming: Money, Power, and Pleasure in the Sex Work Industry" (NYU Press, 2020)


Jones engages readers in a five-year mixed-methods study she conducted on the erotic webcam industry where she tells a pornographic story about the multibillion-dollar online sex industry that is colloquially known as “camming.”


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episode 232: Francesca Minerva, "The Ethics of Cryonics: Is It Immoral to be Immortal" (Palgrave, 2018)


Minerva discusses the moral concerns of cryonics...


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episode 117: Germaine R. Halegoua, "The Digital City: Media and the Social Production of Place" (NYU Press, 2019)


Halegoua rethinks everyday interactions that humans have with digital infrastructures, navigation technologies, and social media as we move through the world...


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episode 116: Gil Eyal, "The Crisis of Expertise" (Polity, 2019)


Eyal argues that what needs to be explained is not a one-sided “mistrust of experts” but the two-headed pushmi-pullyu of unprecedented reliance on science and expertise, on the one hand, coupled with increased skepticism and dismissal of scientific findings and expert opinion, on the other...


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