Episode 8.12 Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness—Explained

Digging into Simone Browne’s application of critical race theory to surveillance studies.

Tagged: ethics, race, science, technology

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Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness—Explained, Simone Browne

Show Notes

The two main subjects we mentioned on the show as relevant were critical theory (and specifically critical race theory) and surveillance studies. Notably, while Browne describes herself as a black feminist and makes reference to the adjacent idea of intersectionality, she never explicitly refers to critical (race) theory. We applied the term to her work based on the historical and interpretive methods she used.

Stephen reviewed our intro music, Joshua Crumbly’s “New Rock Thingy,” here.

Finally (as noted on air), Stephen was definitely recording from a closet:

screenshot of our Zoom call with Stephen in a closet

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