EMM Lab Reports are our version of white papers. These contributions blend theory and practice, offering both an argument and a how-to guide.
Sarah Rayner and Anne Pasek, “Zine-Based Conferencing.” March 2023.
A white paper outlining how and why you might conduct a conference-by-mail. (As such, it's a provocation about the carbon-intensity and conviviality of our current way of sharing research, and some thoughts on how things could be better). It describes key details and lessons learned while organizing DIY Methods 2022.
Anne Pasek, “How to Get Into Fights With Data Centers: Or, a Modest Proposal for Reframing the Climate Politics of ICT.” July 2023.
A zine advocating for a different approach to digital sustainability through local, coalitional opposition to data centre expansions. It includes a tutorial on how to use terminal commands and IP geolocation tools to identify data centers in which networked data and cloud platforms are hosted.
In keeping with our lab values, we aim to publish clear and accessible documentation of what we've learned in the course of pursuing our lab projects. This includes our mistakes, false starts, failures, and eventual triumphs.
We aim to integrate our hands-on pursuits with our academic writing projects. Whenever these papers are published in peer-reviewed journals, we'll host open access/preprint copies here.