In Race After the Internet, Lisa Nakamura and Peter Chow-White assemble a set of interdisciplinary, forward-looking essays exploring the advanced function that electronic media applied sciences play in shaping our rules approximately race. participants interrogate altering rules of race in the context of an more and more digitally mediatized cultural and informational panorama. utilizing social clinical, rhetorical, textual, and ethnographic methods, those essays convey how new and outdated sorts of race as code, interplay, and picture are performed out inside of electronic networks of strength and privilege.
Race After the net includes essays at the transferring terrain of racial id and its connections to social media applied sciences like fb and MySpace, renowned on-line video games like international of Warcraft, YouTube and viral video, WiFi infrastructure, the single desktop in line with baby (OLPC) application, genetic ancestry trying out, and DNA databases in well-being and legislations enforcement. participants additionally examine the ways that racial profiling and a tradition of racialized surveillance come up from the confluence of electronic info and fast advancements in biotechnology. This assortment goals to develop the definition of the "digital divide" with a view to express a extra nuanced figuring out of entry, utilization, which means, participation, and construction of electronic media expertise in gentle of racial inequality.
Contributors: danah boyd, Peter Chow-White, Wendy Chun, Sasha Costanza-Chock, Troy Duster, Anna Everett, Rayvon Fouché, Alexander Galloway, Oscar Gandy, Eszter Hargittai, Jeong gained Hwang, Curtis Marez, Tara McPherson, Alondra Nelson, Christian Sandvig, Ernest Wilson