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Title: Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger, "Re-Engineering Humanity" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger, "Re-Engineering Humanity" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

January 23rd, 2020

Every day, new warnings emerge about artificial intelligence rebelling against us. All the while, a more immediate dilemma flies under the radar. Have… Go to Episode

Nancy D. Campbell, "OD: Naloxone and the Politics of Overdose" (MIT Press, 2020)

January 24th, 2020

For years, drug overdose was unmentionable in polite society. OD was understood to be something that took place in dark alleys?an ugly death awaiting… Go to Episode

Neil Maher, "Apollo in the Age of Aquarius" (Harvard UP, 2017)

January 24th, 2020

Neil Maher talks about the social forces that shaped NASA in the 1960s and 70s, connecting the space race with the radical upheavals of the counterculture.… Go to Episode

Ben Green, "The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology in its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future" (MIT Press, 2019)

January 20th, 2020

The “smart city,” presented as the ideal, efficient, and effective for meting out services, has capture the imaginations of policymakers, scholars,… Go to Episode