Category: history of medicine/science

WoundPerson

“Wound Man,” as the image genre is generally known, first appeared as an illustration in European medieval surgical and medical texts. Wound Man was designed to visualize the kinds of injuries that a soldier might encounter in battle and give military surgeons insight into both the harming instrument and the bodily impact. Read more about…

New Connections Workshop

I concur with my colleague Jamie Winterton that “cyber” has become overdetermined and if you’re into understanding how that works you should check out her upcoming event with the Center for Science and Imagination. “Cyber” simultaneously looks to be urgently everywhere while also remaining mystifying for many beyond whatever pleasure there may be in police procedurals.…

Work in Progress: Eugenic Rubicon

I’m currently working on a number of different ways to present materials from the Eugenic Rubicon project. This is my first attempt at working with a TimelineJS – it’s imperfect because time is actually not the critical factor here for me, but I appreciate the way it allows me to lay out the material and…

Wearables/Algocracy working bibl

As is my way, I’ve been working with a few folks on another shared bibliography – this time on wearables and algorithmic culture. I’m pleased that our reading list includes of number of important pieces/books by women and I thought I’d share it with others.   Blogs/Forums Can computers be racist? Big data, inequality, and…