Institutional shortcomings in a post-9/11 United States

Amidst the “Muslim Ban” of the Trump administration, this will seem drastically more insignificant. In fact, it is, but simultaneously it is a fascinating case that provides a glimpse of the identification/security infrastructures in a post 9/11 United States. Enter the REAL ID Act of 2005 and its subsequent ramifications. In the United States, individual… Continue reading Institutional shortcomings in a post-9/11 United States

Mapping Revolution: How Google Maps Changes Human Behavior

Google Maps has become a widely used technology, so much so that it may seem mundane. However, I argue that its introduction and usage has revolutionary implication on mobility, infrastructure, and space and has far reaching consequences for human behavior. In Scales of Place and Networks Sarah Green, Penny Harvey, and Hannah Knox state that,… Continue reading Mapping Revolution: How Google Maps Changes Human Behavior