Osaka It To Me

Recently I was honored to have the opportunity to present on my National Science Foundation-funded dissertation and postdoctoral research at an American Studies Symposium in plum-blossoming Osaka, Japan. The talk was based on this paper, “Lie Detectors On Trial? Science, Security, and Accountability in the Era of the Hague Invasion Act.” 

Many thanks to fellow surveillance scholar-activist and artist Ivan Greenberg for the Call For Papers, science & technology studies scholar (and crack literary humorist, editor, and friend) B.R. Cohen for the encouragement and advice, my esteemed colleagues including Yone Sugita at Osaka University (Japan) for the invitation to present my work at their American Studies Symposium—and for awarding me the Emerging Scholar Fellowship that made it possible, fellow presenter and lie detection expert Ken Alder for his comments, and my caring, smart, funny, vibrant tribe of vanguard hacktivists at Hack42 (where my artist residency continues), in Berlin, and beyond, for the sense of home in fellow-travelers that let me revisit my work on lie detection and corruption with the next level of brute honesty and integrity that it deserved. Thanks also to the advisers who have helped me make my work good when it’s good, and otherwise bear no responsibility. 

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