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Research Project

Engineered Worlds

Project Team:

2013 – 2014

Michael Light, Gated Monaco Lake Las Vegas Homes, Bankrupt Ponte Vecchio and Casino Beyond, Henderson, Nevada, 2010. Courtesy of Michael Light.

Project Summary

A group of historians, geographers, anthropologists, environmental artists, and security and science studies experts developed new theories and methodologies to assess the social ramifications of “engineered ecologies.”

Research Team

Joseph Masco

Joseph Masco

Joseph Masco

Professor of Anthropology and of the Social Sciences in the College

University of Chicago

Working at the intersection of science studies, environmental studies, media studies, and critical theory, Joseph P. Masco's scholarship examines the material, affective, and conceptual force of technological revolution and its aftermaths.

He is the author of three books, including...


Ewa Faryaszewska, Old Town Warsaw, August 1944, Agfacolor film, Warsaw Museum. Faryaszweska, an art student, took this color photograph shortly before her death while working to preserve cultural monuments during the Warsaw Uprising.

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