Zombies in Revolt

Stories of ghosts and appearances of the dead are common in Cartagena de Indias. Virgins, pirates, saints, and deceased international personalities have appeared on walls, basements, alleys, and other public and private spaces of the city since colonial times. In June of 2009 I was shocked by the news about the apparition of phantom of […]

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Data is Power: Privacy and the Surveillance Economy

The ubiquity of computing and networking technologies, massive adoption of mobile devices and apps, and the rise of social media platforms, are rapidly transforming our social norms. Individual privacy, in particular, has changed pretty fast in the last 20 years while the networked communication environment has been established. Most of the data collected from millions […]

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Evolving Digital Inequalities: Understanding the Changing Countours of Divides and Gaps

Over the last three decades, the rapid development and adoption of digital technology infrastructures, tools, and practices, has given rise to a new communication environment that is more interactive, networked, and participatory. This environment has become a central force driving political, cultural, educational, and economic transformations in contemporary societies, especially the post-industrial and advanced capitalist […]

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