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Anne Pasek

Anne Pasek is a doctoral student at New York University’s Department of Media, Culture and Communication. Her research centers on changing approaches to technological development and social structures in light of the growing certainty of catastrophic climate change. This research is graciously supported by Canada’s Social Studies and Humanities Research Council and Fulbright Canada. Musings and declaratives from her studies can be found at or @aepasek.


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Tripping Over Our Bootstraps: Open Source Ecology and the Promise of Liberational Technology

Configuring tools as a mode of straightforward escape from oppression, be it poverty or unfulfilling work, risks ignoring existing material practices and organizations that hold us to systems of inequity.