63 posts

GMTaC blog posts are written by student and faculty lab affiliates and explore various topics related to research projects, events, and workshops.

Notes on Creating the Zine, Cable TV Infrastructures: A Glossary of Illegal Access

Published on July 2nd, 2020Written by Daniel Carter Download the zine Cable TV Infrastructures: A Glossary of Illegal Access here. Figure 1. Sketch based on photo posted to Source: Cable TV infrastructures: A glossary of illegal access I started thinking about creating the attached zine, Cable TV Infrastructures: A […]

Mobile Politics: Infrastructural Chokepoints and Geopolitical Flashpoints

Published on July 1st, 2020Written by Lianrui Jia  The coronavirus has toppled any kind of normalcy that we are used to. It also laid bare the failures of our digital technologies. Tech companies are scrambling to make statements on changes in the operating system that enables contact tracing technologies, while […]

Networked Sovereignties: Imagining Alternative Futures in Barcelona

Published on July 1st, 2020Written by Casey Lynch I arrived in Barcelona in 2016 with the intention of studying the city’s world-famous “smart city” program. Since at least 2011, the municipal government had worked to establish a global reputation for itself as a premier smart city, forming partnerships with Cisco, […]

National Belonging and Exclusion in Estonia’s Networked Sovereignty

Published on June 23rd, 2020Written by Stanislav Budnitsky  On a cloudy afternoon in June 2017, I landed in Estonia’s capital Tallinn to attend the tenth annual European Dialogue on Internet Governance. As I made my way through the airport, I passed large advertisements depicting Estonia as “Positively Surprising” and identifying […]

Platforms, Community Archives and Remembering the Pandemic

Published on June 9th, 2020Written by Amelia Acker For the past two years, I’ve been researching platforms’ digital preservation strategies and studying how platforms like Facebook, iOS, and Android preserve information and provide access to users’ data. As part of this ongoing research, I have been following emerging ways that […]

Betwixt and Between: How We Grow During Times of Crisis

Published on May 7th, 2020A blog post by Kelly Wagman These are strange times indeed: however, as coronavirus news started to ramp up, I was struck by a familiar set of feelings. A few years ago, I went through a period of medical trauma. I won’t go into detail, but […]

Love and Producer: Otome games history and future in the East Asia

Published on May 3rd, 2020A blog post by Meng Liang Love and Producer was likely one of the most sensational mobile games in China in 2017. Developed by Suzhou Diezhi Network Technology Co., Ltd (SDNT), this mobile dating simulation game generated roughly 20 million yuan (3.1 million US dollars) in revenues […]