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Troubling Technological Authorship

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June 20 + 23, 6-8pm ET

Verónica Uribe Del Águila

The workshop discusses technological innovation from a postcolonial perspective. Building on Kavita Phillips’ grounding work “What is a technological author? The pirate function and intellectual property” the course unpacks the subject position of both “the pirate” and “the author” in current discourses about intellectual property and open source production in the United States. By adopting and postcolonial hence transnational perspective, the workshop aim at connecting copy-right discussion in the United States with the production of modern epistemologies in the sciences.

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Verónica Uribe Del Águila is a dual PhD Candidate in Communication and Science Studies at the University of California San Diego. Her current research analyzes the political economy of digital manufacturing, the networks in which technologies circulate as empowering forms of development in Latin America, and the tension between new imaginaries and legacies of extraction in the region.