CIstudies Bibliography – Sorted By Year (Most Recent First)

The Critical Infrastructure Studies Bibliography is selected to represent branches and approaches of the emerging field of critical studies of infrastructure. It is an instrument to help gauge the scope, and define the shape, of the field. Included resources bear in some way on the thought, theory, philosophy, methods, politics, policy, strategy, principles, critique, art, ethics, and other contexts of infrastructure studies. Some works are paradigmatic of approaches; others synthetic, critical, theoretical, or literary and artiistic. (For the principles of the structure and scope of the bibliography, see “Critical Infrastructure Bibliography Taxonomy.”) This bibliography is being developed in a Zotero group library fed into the CIstudies.org site through the Zotpress plug-in.)

By tags: Affordance theory | Animals | Architecture | Art and aesthetics | Borders and migration | Business & industry | City and urban studies | Cloud | Cyberinfrastructure for research | Data infrastructures | Development | Digital humanities | Disability & accessibility | Disaster | EconomicsEnergy | Environment | Ethnographical approaches | Feminist | Fiction | Higher educationInformation & IT | Institutional | Internet (& ICT) | Labor & work | Landscape | Large technical systems | Library, museum, and archive | LogisticsMaterials | Media infrastructures | MilitaryMinimal computing | Mining, oil, & extractionMission critical | Object & thing studiesOrganizationalPhotography | Platform studies | Poetry | PolicyPostcolonial & colonial | Race and ethnicity | Repair & care | Scientific research infrastructure | Security | Small technical systemsSocial justice | STS (science technology studies) | TelecommunicationsTransportationWaste, garbage, sewage | Water
ToC rev. 29 May 2022

Chachra, Deb. How Infrastructure Works: Inside the Systems That Shape Our World. New York: Riverhead Books, 2023. Cite
Conway, Ed. Material World: The Six Raw Materials That Shape Modern Civilization. First United States edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2023. Cite
Laser, Stefan, Anne Pasek, Estrid Sørensen, Mél Hogan, Mace Ojala, Jens Fehrenbacher, Maximilian Gregor Hepach, Leman Çelik, and Koushik Ravi Kumar. “The Environmental Footprint of Social Media Hosting: Tinkering with Mastodon.” European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) (blog), 2022. https://www.easst.net/article/the-environmental-footprint-of-social-media-hosting-tinkering-with-mastodon/. Cite
Piper, Andrew, and Sunyam Bagga. “A Quantitative Study of Fictional Things.” In CHR 2022. Antwerp, Belgium: CHR, 2022. https://ceur-ws.org/Vol-3290/long_paper1576.pdf. Cite
Pritchard, Helen V., and Femke Snelting. Infrastructural Interactions Workbook. Brussels: TITiPI (The Institute for Technology in the Public Interest), 2022. https://titipi.org/pub/Infrastructural_Interactions.pdf. Cite
Waters, Donald J. “The Emerging Digital Infrastructure for Research in the Humanities.” International Journal on Digital Libraries, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00799-022-00332-3. Cite
Goldstein, Jenny, and Eric Nost, eds. The Nature of Data: Infrastructures, Environments, Politics. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2022. Cite
Mattern, Shannon. A City Is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences. Places Books 2. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2021. Cite
Pawlicka-Deger, Urszula. “The Multiformity of Infrastructure.” DH Infra (blog), 2021. https://dhinfra.org/197/the-multiformity-of-infrastructure/. Cite
Pawlicka-Deger, Urszula. “Infrastructuring Digital Humanities: On Relational Infrastructure and Global Reconfiguration of the Field.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 37, no. 2 (2021): 534–50. https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqab086. Cite
Alff, David. “Make Way for Infrastructure.” Critical Inquiry 47, no. 4 (2021): 625–43. https://doi.org/10.1086/714533. Cite
Hockenberry, Matthew Curtis, Nicole Starosielski, and Susan Marjorie Zieger, eds. Assembly Codes: The Logistics of Media. Durham: Duke University Press, 2021. Cite
Posner, Miriam. “Breakpoints and Black Boxes: Information in Global Supply Chains.” Postmodern Culture 31, no. 3 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1353/pmc.2021.0002. Cite
Sourcemap. “Home Page,” 2021. https://sourcemap.com/. Cite
Pawlicka-Deger, Urszula. “Place Matters: Thinking about Spaces for Humanities Practices.” Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 20, no. 3 (2021): 320–38. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474022220961750. Cite
Volmar, Axel, and Kyle Stine. Media Infrastructures and the Politics of Digital Time. Essays on Hardwired Temporalities. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2021. https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50573. Cite
Volmar, Axel, and Kyle Stine. Media Infrastructures and the Politics of Digital Time. Essays on Hardwired Temporalities. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2021. Cite
Fischer, Richard, and Javier Hirschfeld. “Concrete: The Material That’s ‘Too Vast to Imagine.’” BBC, 2021. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210628-concrete-the-material-that-defines-our-age. Cite
Douglas-Jones, Rachel, Antonia Walford, and Nick Seaver. “Introduction: Towards an Anthropology of Data.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 27, no. S1 (2021): 9–25. https://rai.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/1467-9655.13477. Cite
Robertson, Craig. Filing Cabinet: A Vertical History of Information. S.l.: University of Minnesota Press, 2021. Cite
Speitz, Michele. “The Infrastructural Sublime and Imperial Landscape Aesthetics: Robert Southey, Poet Laureate, and Thomas Telford, Father of Civil Engineering.” European Romantic Review 32, no. 1 (2021): 41–63. https://doi.org/10.1080/10509585.2020.1865163. Cite
Tkacz, Nathaniel, Mário Henrique da Mata Martins, João Porto de Albuquerque, Flávio Horita, and Giovanni Dolif Neto. “Data Diaries: A Situated Approach to the Study of Data.” Big Data & Society 8, no. 1 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951721996036. Cite
Curley, Andrew. “Infrastructures as Colonial Beachheads: The Central Arizona Project and the Taking of Navajo Resources.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263775821991537. Cite
Thorat, Dhanashree. “Modalities of Data Colonialism and South Asian Hashtag Publics.” Feminist Media Studies 21, no. 1 (2021): 151–53. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2021.1864874. Cite
Thylstrup, Nanna Bonde, Daniela Agostinho, Annie Ring, Catherine D’Ignazio, and Kristin Veel, eds. Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2021. Cite
Thomas, Lindsay. Training for Catastrophe: Fictions of National Security after 9/11. S.l.: University of Minnesota Press, 2021. Cite
Devine, Kyle, and Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, eds. Audible Infrastructures: Music, Sound, Media. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2021. Cite
Matthew, Laura, and Michael Bannister. “The Form of the Content: The Digital Archive Nahuatl/Nawat in Central America.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 14, no. 4 (December 15, 2020). Cite
Esprit, Schuyler. “DH 2018 Keynote Address: Digital Experimentation, Courageous Citizenship, and Caribbean Futurism.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, July 13, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqaa034. Cite
Liu, Alan. “Critical Infrastructure Studies (Course),” 2020. https://alanyliu.org/course/english-238-critical-infrastructure-studies-fall-2020/. Cite
Tatter (journal). Blue (Special Issue). Vol. 3, 2020. https://tatter.org/issues/issue-3/. Cite
Eve, Martin Paul, and Jonathan Gray, eds. Reassembling Scholarly Communications: Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2020. Cite
Barats, Christine, Valérie Schafer, and Andreas Fickers. “Fading Away... The Challenge of Sustainability in Digital Studies.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 14, no. 3 (2020). Cite
Henke, Christopher, and Benjamin Sims. Repairing Infrastructures: The Maintenance of Materiality and Power. Infrastructures Series. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2020. Cite
Mukherjee, Rahul. Radiant Infrastructures: Media, Environment, and Cultures of Uncertainty. Sign, Storage, Transmission. Durham: Duke University Press, 2020. Cite
Edmond, Jennifer, and Open Book Publishers, eds. Digital Technology and the Practices of Humanities Research. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Open Book Publishers, 2020. Cite
Ruest, Nick, Jimmy Lin, Ian Milligan, and Samantha Fritz. “The Archives Unleashed Project: Technology, Process, and Community to Improve Scholarly Access to Web Archives.” In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2020, 157–66. Association for Computing Machinery, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1145/3383583.3398513. Cite
Pawlicka-Deger, Urszula. “A Laboratory as the Infrastructure of Engagement: Epistemological Reflections.” Open Library of Humanities 6, no. 2 (2020). https://doi.org/10.16995/olh.569. Cite
Elhacham, Emily, Liad Ben-Uri, Jonathan Grozovski, Yinon M. Bar-On, and Ron Milo. “Global Human-Made Mass Exceeds All Living Biomass.” Nature 588, no. 7838 (2020): 442–44. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-3010-5. Cite
Borgman, Christine L. “Whose Text, Whose Mining, and to Whose Benefit?” Quantitative Science Studies 1, no. 3 (2020): 993–1000. https://doi.org/10.1162/qss_a_00053. Cite
Mullaney, Thomas S., Benjamin Peters, Mar Hicks, and Kavita Philip, eds. Your Computer Is on Fire. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2020. Cite
Reardon, Hannah. “Shifting the Conservation Conversation? A Critical Reflection on DH Project Design for a Counter-Mapping of Protected Areas in the Brazilian Amazon.” Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique 10, no. 1 (2020). https://doi.org/10.16995/dscn.359. Cite
Kizhner, Inna, Melissa Terras, Maxim Rumyantsev, Valentina Khokhlova, Elisaveta Demeshkova, Ivan Rudov, and Julia Afanasieva. “Digital Cultural Colonialism: Measuring Bias in Aggregated Digitized Content Held in Google Arts and Culture.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqaa055. Cite
Broadwell, George Aaron, Moisés García Guzmán, Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Felipe H. Lopez, May Helena Plumb, and Mike Zarafonetis. “Ticha: Collaboration with Indigenous Communities to Build Digital Resources on Zapotec Language and History.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 14, no. 4 (2020). Cite
Truscello, Michael. Infrastructural Brutalism: Art and the Necropolitics of Infrastructure. Infrastructures. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2020. Cite
Mars, Roman, and Kurt Kohlstedt. The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. Cite
Frishman, Richard. “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Ghosts of Segregation.” The New York Times, 2020, sec. Travel. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/30/travel/ghosts-of-segregation.html. Cite
Vinsel, Lee, and Andrew L. Russell. The Innovation Delusion. First edition. New York: Currency, 2020. Cite
McGillivray, Barbara, Beatrice Alex, Sarah Ames, Guyda Armstrong, David Beavan, Arianna Ciula, Giovanni Colavizza, et al. “The Challenges and Prospects of the Intersection of Humanities and Data Science: A White Paper from The Alan Turing Institute,” 2020. https://doi.org/10.6084/M9.FIGSHARE.12732164. Cite
Malazita, James W., Ezra J. Teboul, and Hined Rafeh. “Digital Humanities as Epistemic Cultures: How DH Labs Make Knowledge, Objects, and Subjects.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 14, no. 3 (2020). http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/14/3/000465/000465.html. Cite

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