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Break, Make, Retake: Interrogating the Social and Historical Dimensions of Making as a Design Practice
Making and digital fabrication technologies are the focus of bold promises. Among the most tempting are that these activities and processes require little initial skill, knowledge, and expertise. Instead, they enable their ...
Navigation, Commercial Exchange and the Problem of Long-Distance Control in England and the English East India Company, 1673-1755
In this dissertation I address the related problems of expertise and long-distance control in the context of British navigation and the bureaucratic practices of the English East India Company. Expertise, in particular, ...