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Sensory Futures: Deafness and Cochlear Implant Infrastructures in India Sensory Futures Deafness and Cochlear Implant Infrastructures in India Michele Ilana Friedner 2022 Spring
Revealing inequalities and sensory hierarchies embedded in the latest medical technologies and global biotechnical markets
Technopharmacology Technopharmacology Joshua Neves, Aleena Chia, Susanna Paasonen and Ravi Sundaram 2022 Spring
Exploring networked technologies and bioeconomy and their links to biotechnologies, pharmacology, and pharmaceuticals
Mediating Alzheimer’s: Cognition and Personhood Mediating Alzheimer’s Cognition and Personhood Scott Selberg 2022 Spring
An exploration of the representational culture of Alzheimer’s disease and how media technologies shape our ideas of cognition and aging
The Life Worth Living: Disability, Pain, and Morality The Life Worth Living Disability, Pain, and Morality Joel Michael Reynolds 2022 Spring
A philosophical challenge to the ableist conflation of disability and pain
How We Became Sensorimotor: Movement, Measurement, Sensation How We Became Sensorimotor Movement, Measurement, Sensation Mark Paterson 2021 Fall
An engrossing history of the century that transformed our knowledge of the body’s inner senses
Calamity Theory: Three Critiques of Existential Risk Calamity Theory Three Critiques of Existential Risk Joshua Schuster and Derek Woods 2021 Fall
What are the implications of how we talk about apocalypse?
Therapy Tech: The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare Therapy Tech The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare Emma Bedor Hiland 2021 Fall
A pointed look at the state of tech-based mental healthcare and what we must do to change it
Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States Sickening Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States Anne Pollock 2021 Fall
An event-by-event look at how institutionalized racism harms the health of African Americans in the twenty-first century
Prosthesis Prosthesis David Wills 2021 Spring
An examination of the presumed opposition between the natural human body and artificial inanimate objects
Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics Breathing Race into the Machine The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics Lundy Braun 2021 Spring
How race became embedded in a medical instrument
Unraveling: Remaking Personhood in a Neurodiverse Age Unraveling Remaking Personhood in a Neurodiverse Age Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer 2020 Fall
Developing a cybernetic model of subjectivity and personhood that honors disability experiences to reconceptualize the category of the human
The Responsive Environment: Design, Aesthetics, and the Human in the 1970s The Responsive Environment Design, Aesthetics, and the Human in the 1970s Larry D. Busbea 2019 Fall
How new conceptions of human–environment interaction became central to design theories and practices in the 1970s
Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors 2019 Spring
The latest installment of a digital humanities bellwether
Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America Silent Cells The Secret Drugging of Captive America Anthony Ryan Hatch 2019 Spring
A critical investigation into the use of psychotropic drugs to pacify and control inmates and other captives in the vast U.S. prison, military, and welfare systems
Breathtaking: Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change Breathtaking Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change Alison Kenner 2018 Fall
People around the world are struggling to breathe. How do we care for asthma across environments that are increasingly unbreathable?
After Extinction After Extinction Richard Grusin, Editor 2018 Spring
A multidisciplinary exploration of extinction and what comes next
Archaeologies of Touch: Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing Archaeologies of Touch Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing David Parisi 2018 Spring
A material history of haptics technology that raises new questions about the relationship between touch and media
Callous Objects: Designs against the Homeless Callous Objects Designs against the Homeless Robert Rosenberger 2018 Spring
Uncovering injustices built into our everyday surroundings
Life: A Modern Invention Life A Modern Invention Davide Tarizzo 2017 Fall
A paradigm-shifting genealogy of biological life as metaphysical concept rather than a scientific category
Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability Building Access Universal Design and the Politics of Disability Aimi Hamraie 2017 Fall
Rich with archival images, the first critical history of the Universal Design movement
Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds Matters of Care Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds María Puig de la Bellacasa 2017 Spring
Challenging the view that caring is only human
The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture The Assemblage Brain Sense Making in Neuroculture Tony D. Sampson 2017 Spring
A radical new theory of the brain bridging science, philosophy, art, and politics
Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible Testing Fate Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible Shelley Z. Reuter 2016 Fall
An unprecedented look at the racialized history of a “Jewish” disease
The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life The Slumbering Masses Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer 2016 Fall
An eye-opening look at why a “good night’s sleep” might be anything but
Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors 2016 Spring
If the publication of Debates in the Digital Humanities in 2012 marked the “digital humanities moment,” this book—the first in a series of annual volumes—will chart the possibilities and tensions of the field as it grows.
Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children Made to Hear Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children Laura Mauldin 2016 Spring
The social consequences of the medicalization of deafness, as seen in the experiences of parents and professionals working with cochlear implants
Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science Multiple Autisms Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science Jennifer S. Singh 2016 Spring
Investigates the ever-expanding meanings of autism to those who study the disorder and to those who live with it
The Intellective Space: Thinking beyond Cognition The Intellective Space Thinking beyond Cognition Laurent Dubreuil 2015 Spring
A daring exploration of the space between language and thought
Body Drift: Butler, Hayles, Haraway Body Drift Butler, Hayles, Haraway Arthur Kroker 2012 Fall
Brings three major feminist theorists into critical dialogue for the first time
Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Ian Bogost 2012 Spring
A bold new metaphysics that explores how all things—from atoms to green chiles, cotton to computers—interact with, perceive, and experience one another
Debates in the Digital Humanities Debates in the Digital Humanities Matthew K. Gold, Editor 2012 Spring
Leading figures in the digital humanities explore the field’s rapid revolution
Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben Improper Life Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben Timothy C. Campbell 2011 Fall
How biopolitics can get beyond its obsession with death
Junkware Junkware Thierry Bardini 2010 Fall
The essential junkiness of our culture and biology
Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture Imagining Illness Public Health and Visual Culture David Serlin, Editor 2010 Fall
Analyzing the visual culture of public health from the nineteenth century to the present
Intangible Materialism: The Body, Scientific Knowledge, and the Power of Language Intangible Materialism The Body, Scientific Knowledge, and the Power of Language Ronald Schleifer 2009 Spring
Brings together the humanities and sciences to redefine materialism for a new age
Dorsality: Thinking Back through Technology and Politics Dorsality Thinking Back through Technology and Politics David Wills 2008 Spring
An ambitious investigation of what lurks behind our humanity and our technology
Bíos: Biopolitics and Philosophy Bíos Biopolitics and Philosophy Roberto Esposito 2008 Spring
A significant political theorist advances the discussion of biopolitics
Treatments: Language, Politics, and the Culture of Illness Treatments Language, Politics, and the Culture of Illness Lisa Diedrich 2007 Spring
Delving into the controversial relationship between illness and art, philosophy and politics
The Poetics of DNA The Poetics of DNA Judith Roof 2007 Spring
Reveals the ideological effects of DNA metaphors and stories
The Scar of Visibility: Medical Performances and Contemporary Art The Scar of Visibility Medical Performances and Contemporary Art Petra Kuppers 2006 Fall
Grapples with the limits of medicine and the mysteries of human bodies in contemporary art and culture
Biomedia Biomedia Eugene Thacker 2004 Spring
The merging of computer science and molecular biology, genetic codes and computer codes
Wetwares: Experiments in Postvital Living Wetwares Experiments in Postvital Living Richard Doyle 2003 Spring
A dizzying tour of the ways technologies, both real and imagined, can transform humanity
American Eugenics: Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of Nationalism American Eugenics Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of Nationalism Nancy Ordover 2003 Spring
Traces the history of eugenics ideology in the United States and its ongoing presence in contemporary life
Screening the Body: Tracing Medicine’s Visual Culture Screening the Body Tracing Medicine’s Visual Culture Lisa Cartwright 1995 Spring
Traces the fascinating history of scientific film during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and shows that early experiments with cinema are important precedents of contemporary medical techniques such as ultrasound. Lisa Cartwright brings to light eccentric projects in the history of science and medicine, such as Thomas Edison's sensational attempt to image the brain with X rays before a public audience, and the efforts of doctors to use the motion picture camera to capture movements of the body, from the virtually imperceptible flow of blood to epileptic seizures.

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