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Is social media really destroying democracy? Should Facebook be considered a public utility? How does cryptocurrency affect state sovereignty? And what exactly is surveillance capitalism? For all your political questions about tech, this is The Anti-Dystopians.
The Anti-Dystopians is hosted and produced by Alina Utrata. All episodes are freely available, wherever you get your podcasts. Follow the show on Twitter @AntiDystopians.
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Is social media really destroying democracy? Should Facebook be considered a public utility? How does cryptocurrency affect state sovereignty? And what exactly is surveillance capitalism? For all your political questions about tech, this is The Anti-Dystopians.
The Anti-Dystopians is hosted and produced by Alina Utrata. All episodes are freely available, wherever you get your podcasts. Follow the show on Twitter @AntiDystopians.
To support the show, visit: bit.ly/3AApPN4
To subscribe to the email newsletter, visit: bit.ly/3kuGM5X

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    Data colonialism and its discontents

    Data colonialism and its discontents

    On this week’s episode of The Anti-Dystopians, Alina Utrata spoke to Paola Ricurate, an associate professor in the Department of Media and Digital Culture at Tecnológico de Monterrey and faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the co-founder of the Tierra Comun Network, and Sebastián Leheude, a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Centre of Governance and Human Rights and a Technology & Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University. They discussed Paola and Sebastian’s work on data colonialism, decoloniality and feminism and Latin America. What is the connection between historic forms of colonialism and what technology infrastructures are being built now? Why are tech companies building data centers (and swimming pools) in the desert? How are local communities resisting these infrastructures and what are alternative ways of imagining our future?

    For a complete reading list from the episode, check out the Anti-Dystopians substack at bit.ly/3kuGM5X.
    You can follow Alina Utrata on Twitter @alinautrata and the Anti-Dystopians podcast @AntiDystopians.
    All episodes of the Anti-Dystopians are hosted and produced by Alina Utrata and are freely available to all listeners. To support the production of the show, subscribe to the newsletter at bit.ly/3kuGM5X.
    Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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    Feminism, Reproductive Rights and Tech

    Feminism, Reproductive Rights and Tech

    On this episode of the Anti-Dystopians, Maha Atal is back to discuss feminism, reproductive rights and technology. Host Alina Utrata asks her: how has the legal landscape of abortion and reproductive rights changed since the overturning of Roe v Wade, and what are technology companies doing about it? Does your GP know who their cloud computing provider is (and do they have access to your sensitive health data)? How do the US and UK feminist movements differ? And why is feminism, gender and the right to bodily autonomy on the frontline against fighting fascism today?
    For a complete reading list from the episode, check out the Anti-Dystopians substack at bit.ly/3kuGM5X.
    You can follow Alina Utrata on Twitter @alinautrata and the Anti-Dystopians podcast @AntiDystopians.
    All episodes of the Anti-Dystopians are hosted and produced by Alina Utrata and are freely available to all listeners. To support the production of the show, subscribe to the newsletter at bit.ly/3kuGM5X.
    Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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    Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race

    Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race

    In this episode, Alina Utrata talks Mary-Jane Rubenstein, a professor of Religion and Science in Society at Wesleyan University and the author of the new book Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race. They discuss whether Elon Musk acts like a religious leader, how imperial Christianity set the stage for capitalism, the ways science fiction has acted as a mythology for space expansionists, and the history of a Nazi rocket scientist turned Christian evangelical partnered with Disney to promote the new Manifest Destiny of the stars.

    For a complete reading list from the episode, check out the Anti-Dystopians substack at bit.ly/3kuGM5X.
    You can follow Alina Utrata on Twitter @alinautrata and the Anti-Dystopians podcast @AntiDystopians.
    All episodes of the Anti-Dystopians are hosted and produced by Alina Utrata and are freely available to all listeners. To support the production of the show, subscribe to the newsletter at bit.ly/3kuGM5X.
    Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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    A History of Libertarian Exit

    A History of Libertarian Exit

    In this episode, Alina Utrata talks to Raymond Craib, professor of American History and a Latin Americanist at Cornell University, about his most recent book Adventure Capitalism, A History of Libertarian Exit from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age.They discuss the history of libertarian exit and the case of Michael Oliver's Republic of Minerva, why these exit projects seem to have found a new life among tech elites and if Silicon Valley will really be able to cede from the nation-state, whether libertarian exit resembles classic colonialism and the impacts these projects have on the places they attempt to build their new nations.
    For a complete reading list from the episode, check out the Anti-Dystopians substack at bit.ly/3kuGM5X.
    You can follow Raymond Craib on Twitter @raycraib, Alina Utrata @alinautrata and the Anti-Dystopians podcast @AntiDystopians.
    All episodes of the Anti-Dystopians are hosted and produced by Alina Utrata and are freely available to all listeners. To support the production of the show, subscribe to the newsletter at bit.ly/3kuGM5X.
    Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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    Elon Musk’s favorite philosophy: the perils of longtermism

    Elon Musk’s favorite philosophy: the perils of longtermism

    On this episode of the podcast, Alina Utrata speaks with Emile Torres, a PhD candidate at Leibniz University Hannover and the author of the forthcoming book Human Extinction: A history of the Science and Ethics of Annihilation. They discuss their research into Elon Musk’s favorite philosophy, longtermism, and answer all your questions about the philosophy like: do longtermists really want to colonize space and create trillions of digital people? How does effective altruism, transhumanism and utilitarianism relate? Why do longtermists obsession with future people resemble the anti-abortion campaign? And are they related to the eugenicists? For all the reasons why you should be skeptical of What We Owe the Future, listen to this week’s episode of the Anti-Dystopians!
    For a complete reading list from the episode, check out the Anti-Dystopians substack at bit.ly/3kuGM5X.
    You can follow Emile Torres on Twitter @xriskology, Alina Utrata @alinautrata and the Anti-Dystopians podcast @AntiDystopians.
    All episodes of the Anti-Dystopians are hosted and produced by Alina Utrata and are freely available to all listeners. To support the production of the show, subscribe to the newsletter at bit.ly/3kuGM5X.
    Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Period-Tracking Post-Roe: Reproductive Justice, Eugenics & Feminist Cybersecurity

    Period-Tracking Post-Roe: Reproductive Justice, Eugenics & Feminist Cybersecurity

    In this episode, Alina Utrata talks to Julia Slupska, a DPhil Candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute researching feminist approaches to cybersecurity, and Stefanie Felsberger, a PhD Candidate in Gender Studies at Cambridge University studying surveillance, data capitalism and period tracking apps. They discuss whether you should be worried about your period tracking apps, how reproductive justice, eugenics and the carceral state intersect and what a feminist approach to cyber-security might look like.
    For a complete reading list from the episode, check out the Anti-Dystopians substack at bit.ly/3kuGM5X.
    You can follow Julia Slupska on Twitter @jayslups and Stefanie Felseberger @Flsbrgr, Alina Utrata @alinautrata and the Anti-Dystopians podcast @AntiDystopians.
    All episodes of the Anti-Dystopians are hosted and produced by Alina Utrata and are freely available to all listeners. To support the production of the show, subscribe to the newsletter at bit.ly/3kuGM5X.
    Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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