I was delighted to participate in last month’s “Shifting Borderlands” workshop at the decennial Aarhus Conference: Critical Alternatives . What an inspiring and memorable event! My sincerest thanks to the organisers, Silvia, Marisa, Lucian, Hrönn and Carl.
The position papers — from a wonderful mix of people — are all online here. My own text was a short but rambling piece on some still underdeveloped ideas. I’ve been trying to think a little more critically about my role as a academician and a Microsoft researcher. Predictably, in combination, the roles raise all sorts of questions and frictions for me. Increasingly, I’ve directed my efforts at thinking about the worlds I’ve helped to enact and asking whether they are kinds of worlds that I would want to live in.
It’s hard to put it better than Donna Haraway: