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From Indian H-1B Workers and Detroit techno music to karaoke and the Chicano interneta, TechniColor's specific case studies document the ways in which people of color actually use technology. The results rupture such racial ...
From Indian H-1B Workers and Detroit techno music to karaoke and the Chicano interneta, TechniColor's specific case studies document the ways in which people of color actually use technology. The results rupture such racial stereotypes as Asian whiz-kids and Black and Latino techno-phobes, while fundamentally challenging many widely-held theoretical and political assumptions.
Incorporating a broader definition of technology and technological practices—to include not only those technologies thought to create "revolutions" (computer hardware and software) but also cars, cellular phones, and other everyday technologies—TechniColor reflects the larger history of technology use by people of color.
Contributors: Ben Chappell, Beth Coleman, Logan Hill, Alicia Headlam Hines, Karen Hossfeld, Amitava Kumar, Casey Man Kong Lum, Alondra Nelson, Mimi Nguyen, Guillermo Goméz-Peña, Tricia Rose, Andrew Ross, Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, and Ben Williams.
Author Biography: Alondra Nelson and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu are Ph.D. candidates in the American Studies Program at New York University. Alicia Headlam Hines teaches Literature and Language Arts at the Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York.
-New York Magazine
”Technicolor is at once heroic and tragic: an anthology that will prompt new conversations.”
-C. Richard King ,Washington State University
”What is revealed? Powerful visions, future-fantasies that as science fiction writer Nalo Hopkinson would argue, “can make the impossible, possible”
-Resource Center for CyberCulture Studies
|Introduction: Hidden Circuits||1|
|1||Beyond Access: Race, Technology, Community||13|
|2||"Their Logic against Them": Contradictions in Sex, Race, and Class in Silicon Valley||34|
|3||Net-Working: The Online Cultural Entrepreneur||64|
|4||Temporary Access: The Indian H-1B worker in the United States||76|
|6||"Take a Little Trip with Me": Lowriding and the Poetics of Scale||100|
|7||Karaoke and the Construction of Identity||121|
|9||Black Secret Technology: Detroit Techno and the Information Age||154|
|10||Tales of an Asiatic Geek Girl: Slant from Paper to Pixels||177|
|11||The Virtual Barrio @ the Other Frontier: (or The Chicano Interneta)||191|