In this first edition of the Student Voices Undergraduate Research Section, Joshua Synenko’s students address various aspects of media infrastructure.
The Challenges (and Rewards) of Teaching Media Infrastructure Through Popular Culture (October 25, 2017)
In this introduction, Joshua Synenko introduces the main thematic issues and questions to be addressed in these student papers and also reflects on his media infrastructure course.
Infrastructural Inequalities and Digital Divides (October 27, 2017)
Kortnee Tilson navigates through the dense theoretical content of Manuel Castells’ work on networked societies
Familiar Strangers in the Age of Urban Computing (October 27, 2017)
Kendra Thompson investigates the urban technologies that both divide us and reconnect us.
Global Topographies of Urban Imagination (October 27, 2017)
Josh White explores the geographical dimensions of global governance and its disjunction from the imaginaries of global communion that appear in contemporary popular culture
Ruins, Representation, and the Right to the City (October 27, 2017)
Spencer Cunningham provides a deft summary of the ongoing discussion surrounding the redevelopment of the City of Detroit.