Endemic Infrastructures

‘Endemic Infrastructures’ examines the relationship between the politics of security and its intersections with data flows, technological systems and the built environment. The project examines the circulatory logics of data-driven technologies of surveillance, security and data capture, how these systems are shaping ongoing transformations of space, mobility, and conflict, as well as the ethical and practical implications of these transformations for people’s daily lives. 

Research Lead:
Nicole Grove

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‘Welcome to Mars’: space colonization, anticipatory authoritarianism, and the labour of hope

Professor Nicole Grove (UH Manoa), a founding member of Security in Context, considers how Mars colonization and its Earth-bound beta tests - with a focus on the UAE's Mars 2117 project - point to mutations in authoritarian forms of governance, where the future functions as a form of collateral for present day legitimacies that are leveraged upon an infrastructure to come.

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Forum: Militarization 2.0: Communication and the Normalization of Political Violence in the Digital Age

A collection of essays from various authors explores how new information and communication technologies normalize the use of military force through militarization. 

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Professor Nicole Grove Presents Endemic Infrastructures Research Track

Professor Nicole Grove, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i Manoa presents an overview of the "Endemic Infrastructures" thematic track.

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