Felix Stalder

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worker," and thus a renewed kind of struggle. The double-pronged theoretical approach ofautonomism is subsequently applied to this renewed form of conflict in what are perhaps Dyer-Witheford's most convincing chapters, entitled "Circuits" and "Planets". The circuit of capitalist production originally described by Marx is examined, yet in the analysis of the(More)
In this paper, we combine two theories of the dynamics of a large socio-technical system — technology drift and actor-network theory — to address how and why information technologies often need to change, relative to their initial conceptions, during implementation. We analyze the failure of the first introduction of electronic cash in Umeå, Sweden as an(More)
Reviewed by." Felix &alder Facu~y of lnfbrmation Studies, University of 7bronto <stalder@fis. utoronto.ca> http:// www.fis, utomnto.ca/~ stalda~r C omputers are a control technology. They allow us to create, manipulate and control data events. The spread of computers throughout our society fundamentally affects the distribution of controlling power. Andrew(More)
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have rekindled public debate about National Identification Schemes (NIDS) in the US, Canada, and other countries. While much of the debate has focused on the tradeoffs between security protection and the potential loss of privacy and other civil liberties, this paper(More)