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 | 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

Alff, David. “Make Way for Infrastructure.” Critical Inquiry 47, no. 4 (June 1, 2021): 625–43. https://doi.org/10.1086/714533. 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
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, 157–166. 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
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
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
Gollihue, Krystin, and Mai Nou Xiong-Gum. “Dataweaving: Textiles as Data Materialization.” Kairos 25, no. 1 (2020). http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/25.1/disputatio/gollihue-xiong-gum/index.html. Cite
Banoub, Daniel, and Sarah J. Martin. “Storing Value: The Infrastructural Ecologies of Commodity Storage:” Society and Space 38, no. 6 (2020): 1101–19. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263775820911942. Cite
Birat, Jean-Pierre. “Society, Materials, and The Environment: The Case of Steel.” Metals 10 (2020). https://doi.org/10.3390/met10030331. Cite
Lee, Yeseung, ed. Surface and Apparition: The Immateriality of Modern Surface. London ; New York: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020. Cite
Mercelis, Joris. Beyond Bakelite: Leo Baekeland and the Business of Science and Invention. Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2020. Cite
Andueza, Luis, Archie Davies, Alex Loftus, and Hannah Schling. “The Body as Infrastructure.” Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 2020, 2514848620937231. https://doi.org/10.1177/2514848620937231. Cite
Young, Liam Cole. “Salt: Fragments from the History of a Medium.” Theory, Culture & Society, 2020, 0263276420915992. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276420915992. Cite
Hutton, Jane Elizabeth. Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories in Material Movement. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, 2020. Cite
Wasserman, Sarah. “Ralph Ellison, Chester Himes, and the Persistence of Urban Forms.” PMLA 135, no. 3 (2020): 530–45. https://doi.org/10.1632/pmla.2020.135.3.530. Cite
Guldi, Jo. “Scholarly Infrastructure as Critical Argument: Nine Principles in a Preliminary Survey of the Bibliographic and Critical Values Expressed by Scholarly Web-Portals for Visualizing Data.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 14, no. 3 (2020). http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/14/3/000463/000463.html. Cite
Lee, Ashley S., Poom Chiarawongse, Jo Guldi, and Andras Zsom. “The Role of Critical Thinking in Humanities Infrastructure: The Pipeline Concept with a Study of HaToRI (Hansard Topic Relevance Identifier).” Digital Humanities Quarterly 14, no. 3 (2020). http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/14/3/000481/000481.html. Cite
McIlwain, Charlton D. Black Software: The Internet and Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2020. Cite
T, Shanmugapriya, and Nirmala Menon. “Infrastructure and Social Interaction: Situated Research Practices in Digital Humanities in India.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 14, no. 3 (2020). http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/14/3/000471/000471.html. Cite
Pawlicka-Deger, Urszula. “The Laboratory Turn: Exploring Discourses, Landscapes, and Models of Humanities Labs.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 14, no. 3 (2020). http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/14/3/000466/000466.html. Cite
Kil, Aleksandra. “Excavating Infrastructure in the Analog Humanities’ Lab: An Analysis of Claude Lévi-Strauss’s Laboratoire d’anthropologie Sociale.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 14, no. 3 (2020). http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/14/3/000468/000468.html. Cite
Peters, John Durham, Florian Sprenger, and Christina Vagt. Action at a Distance. In Search of Media. Minneapolis : Lüneburg, Germany: University of Minnesota Press ; Meson Press, 2020. Cite
Nobel, Safiya Umoja. “The Loss of Public Goods To Big Tech.” NOEMA, 2020. https://www.noemamag.com/the-loss-of-public-goods-to-big-tech/. Cite
Davis, Jenny L. How Artifacts Afford: The Power and Politics of Everyday Things. Design Thinking, Design Theory. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2020. Cite
Hendren, Sara. What Can a Body Do? How We Meet the Built World. First hardcover. New York: Riverhead Books, 2020. Cite