Wilson the innocent ghost, Brown the guilty demon
Our work on policing and mass incarceration.
Gabriella Coleman’s history of the Anonymous collective is as much about her complicity in the group’s attention-seeking tactics as it is about the group itself.
California gets called “progressive” despite operating one of the world’s largest prison systems.
By associating itself with the selfish pleasures of visibility, the wearable camera GoPro has staved off criticism for how it enhances surveillance
To order spatial operations, to command bodies, to keep things moving along, to kill with impunity
A new book of poems about Guantanamo Bay detainees raises the prison's specter of placelessness
The Pentagon doesn't only give police departments surplus body armor, but also surplus underpants, dish towels, spatulas and dessert spoons
For most of America’s history, one of the most righteous anti-white supremacist tactics available was looting.
The algorithms that make up Big Data distribute complicity for death across the populations they surveil
Law professor Robert A. Ferguson’s critique of the U.S. prison system misses the point that its purpose is not rehabilitation but civic death
Alice Goffman's critically acclaimed ethnography On The Run is another story about a white lady come to study young black men. Who thought this was a good idea?
What Baudrillard's concept of the silent masses reveals about obligatory social-media use
Potential problems with a political strategy of desubjectivation
What does the lived reality of big data feel like?
Fifty years ago today the New York Times made Kitty Genovese the archetype of urban apathy and violence. Now we know just how wrong they were
No charges against police officer. No charges against police officer. No charges against police officer.