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SMS Faculty Member Josh Scannell Featured on We Be Imagining Podcast

Assistant Professor of Digital Media Theory at New School’s School of Media Studies and author of This is Not a Minority Report: Predictive policing and population racism, Joshua Scannell joins the WBI show.

How do calls for police transparency miss the ways predictive policing claims to have ownership of the future through surveilling the present? How does speculative fiction embody and intervene in our anxieties of American racial capitalism? Drawing on his essay in Ruha Benjamin’s collection, Captivating Technology: Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life, Josh invokes the words of Black studies scholars including Christina Sharpe in challenging us to see the world otherwise. Listen to the episode here.

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