A paper by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Excerpt from the Introduction
This special issue poses the questions: to what degree are race and technology intertwined? Can race be considered a technology or a form of media—that is, not only a mechanism, but also a practical or industrial art? Could race be not simply an object of representation and portrayal, of knowledge or truth, but also a technique that one uses, even as one is used by it—a carefully crafted, historically inflected system of tools, mediation, or enframing that builds history and identity?
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Reference Chun, W.H.K. (2009) Race and/as Technology; or, How to Do Things to Race. Camera Obscura 70, 24(1) pp 7 -35