Big Bad Feelings: AI Depression Diagnosis and the Technopolitics of Disability
As part of our collaboration with the DISCO Network, Jeff Nagy examines the growing use of AI technology in psychiatry, focusing on the intersection of depression, disability, and digital media and how algorithms and machine learning impact our relationship with mental health.
Gaming Blockchain and the Asiatic Forms of Web3
In this field review, part of Just Tech’s collaboration with the DISCO Network, Huan He examines new racialized forms of play-based labor manifesting in crypto-games by looking at Filipinx gamers who play Axie Infinity.
Who Do They Think You Are? Categories, Classification, and Profiling
In this excerpt from her recent book Machine Readable Me: The Hidden Ways Tech Shapes Our Identities, Zara Rahman examines the dynamics behind the rise of biometric data and the complex history of identification of people.
Meditation Apps and the Unbearable Whiteness of Wellness
As part of our collaboration with the DISCO Network, Lida Zeitlin-Wu analyzes the relationship between whiteness and wellness present in for-profit meditation apps such as Calm and Headspace. She argues that these type of apps look and sound a certain way to capitalize on “default whiteness” by framing personal wellbeing as apolitical.