Ian Lowrie

Ian Lowrie is a graduate student in anthropology at Rice University. His current project focuses on the changing relationship between industrial and academic data scientists in Moscow, and on how their collaboration is restructuring higher education in applied mathematics there. He also works as the book review editor for the journal Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft, and as an associate editor for the CASTAC blog. When he isn’t in the field, he lives in Houston with his exceptionally wonderful fiancée and entirely too many cats.


On Algorithmic Communism

In demanding something like fully automated luxury communism, Srnicek and Williams are ultimately asserting the rights of humanity as a whole to share in the spoils of capitalism....

Corporeal and Incorporeal Machines
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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