Archive for September, 2013

A Theory of Key Points: What Tennis can tell us about Technological Change

A Theory of Key Points: What Tennis can tell us about Technological Change

One of the reasons for this blog is that it allows me to write speculative posts that no self-respecting journal would publish.  Consider this one of them.  I love watching tennis matches — and rewatching them on YouTube (typically when I have a deadline and I feel like doing anything but working on it).  And I often spend time thinking about technological determinism — or rather, how to avoid it in one’s work.  How can one tell stories of change without emphasizing the technological?  Or by folding the technological into the institutional?  It struck me once that telling a story […]

Liveblog: Survivors, Cyber-Law & Harm Reduction, MIT Workshop on Sex Trafficking + Technology

Liveblog: Survivors, Cyber-Law & Harm Reduction, MIT Workshop on Sex Trafficking + Technology

Cowritten with Rebecca Perry, with additional help from Shreeharsh Kelkar; video by Lan Li; this workshop occurred on April 26, 2013.The final session of the MIT Sex Trafficking & Technology Workshop. Video available here: MIT Workshop on Sex Trafficking + Technology, Session 2: “Survivors, Cyber-Law, and Harm Reduction” Speakers:Virginia Greiman (Ginny)Abigail JudgeDiscussant:Manduhai BuyandelgerMitali Thakor introduces Manduhai, who is teaching a class this semester on trafficking.  Manduhai welcomes everyone and thanks Mitali for singlehandedly organizing this workshop. She introduces Ginny and Abigail.Ginny Greiman describes herself as a lawyer, but not a lawyer’s lawyer. She looks at problems as business problems. How does one stop a very lucrative business? A young […]