Essay: Death Undone

I wrote an article on mediating technologies, thanatosensistive HCI, and the spectacle of Black death for the New Inquiry:

… Technology is incriminated in racist acts of violence toward Black bodies. This is a continuation of technology’s cultural, societal, and historical relationships with death and dying. The technologies of image-capturing, its instruments from camera obscura to smartphones and their products–prints, film, jpegs–were not designed for Black life. And they are obsessed with Black death…

El-Hadi, N. (May 2, 2017). Death Undone. The New Inquiry. 

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