On Friday, I spoke at Nerd Night at the Phoenix Art Museum (Facebook event). Along with ASU professor Devoney Looser and Phoenix writer Jenna Duncan.
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Here’s the description from the event: Counting steps, people, life seems to be all the rage these days – a shiny new tech domain to help optimize our lives. While the “quantified self” movement dates from the early 2000’s, the tech is old. Really old. As old as Shakespeare and the rise of scientific technology. Does it change our love for our shiny new tech when we know that it’s both old and deeply entangled in colonial practices? Does your wristband feel different in the context of debutante balls and the early republic? Come find out!
You can see my slides here.