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Saturday, May 21, 2005
"Isn't it cruel to use a cockroach like this? People are upset if cockroaches are healthy, happy and producing piles of babies in their kitchens. People are also upset if they are being hurt for the sake of entertainment.... This project strives to invert the control structure somewhat by having an insect control a mobile robot: without the insect being "too" wild or controlled. The insects I use lead normal, healthy lives." Project overview for a roach-controlled robot- Garnet Hertz,

Friday, May 20, 2005
"I became a black American anyway. Before I freely embraced that identity it was ascribed to me.... My intelligibility was skin deep. More particularly, it was linked to the social construction of blackness, a social construction whose phenotypic reach I could not escape. Whether I liked it or not, my everyday social encounters were going to reflect standard racial scripts about black American life." An essay- Race, Racism, and the Law Newsletter