[SIGCIS-Members] Call for Ideas!

Murray Turoff murray.turoff at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 10:17:10 PDT 2016


it almost seems as if infrastructures can cover everything.
in the paper i did there were 16 critical infrastructures and it does also
reference a recent thesis in Europe that the author will supply if
interested.
that thesis covers most of the European studies but like my paper the
criteria is infrastructures critical to disasters or emergencies.  also
these papers are
focused the interactions between infrastructures which are critical for
emergency  situations.   Along these lines there is at least three possible
ways a country like the u.s. could loose its national electrical network
for up to two
years.  there are also a few citizen groups trying to prepare for that
situation.
Our infrastructures have been in decline for like 30 years and our water
systems are the oldest in average age.  every two years the civil
engineering society publishes grades for infrastructures on a n A to F
grade rating and now most of them are in the C to D rating.   For example,
The number of bridges needing serious repairs have been going up every
year.  If any one is interested in this paradox i have a short conference
paper i can send you call the "emergency management paradox"


On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 12:59 PM, Jeffrey Mathias <jm2499 at cornell.edu>
wrote:

> Hey folks,
>
> I usually think of these pieces (and Leigh Starr's) as pretty canonical:
>
> Brian Larkin - Politics and Poetics of Infrastructure
> <http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-anthro-092412-155522>
> Paul Edwards - Infrastructure and Modernity
> <http://pne.people.si.umich.edu/PDF/infrastructure.pdf>
>
>
> I also second the Parks and Starosielski "Signal Traffic" collection.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Jeff
>
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 12:04 PM, Hintz, Eric <HintzE at si.edu> wrote:
>
>> Dag and SIGCIS-
>>
>>
>>
>> I suggest SHOT’s 2015 Edelstein prize-winner (best scholarly book):
>> Christopher F. Jones, *Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America
>> (Harvard, 2014)
>> <https://www.amazon.com/Routes-Power-Energy-Modern-America/dp/0674728890>*.
>> Chris describes how infrastructure--in the form of canals, pipelines, and
>> electrical power lines--transformed the East Coast of the U.S., turning it
>> into a fossil-fuel intensive economy, with accompanying
>> social-economic-environmental impacts.  He certainly cites all the
>> canonical literature on path dependency, infrastructure traps, etc.
>>
>>
>>
>> Chris also blogs at http://www.christopherfjones.com/.
>>
>>
>>
>> Best-
>>
>> Eric Hintz
>>
>> Smithsonian Institution
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Members [mailto:members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org] *On Behalf Of *xiaochang
>> li
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:56 AM
>> *To:* members at lists.sigcis.org
>> *Subject:* Re: [SIGCIS-Members] Call for Ideas!
>>
>>
>>
>> Susan Leigh Star's short methodological piece on "The Ethnography of
>> Infrastructure" fits the canonical bill pretty solidly:
>> http://abs.sagepub.com/content/43/3/377.abstract
>>
>>
>>
>> Xiaochang
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 6:35 AM, mariann unterluggauer <
>> mariann at nomatic.org> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 22 Aug 2016, at 22:20, Dag Spicer <dspicer at computerhistory.org> wrote:
>>
>> > Can anyone suggest some canonical and effective texts in Infrastructure
>> Studies?
>>
>> i am not sure what you are exactly looking for. so i just can recommend
>> some "canonical" search options:
>>
>> the terena papers are helpful, imho. https://www.terena.org/publications/
>> (i am thankful that  they didn't erase the url when uniting with géant)
>>
>>  - oecd reports are another good source & as well as digging:
>> bookshop.europe.eu
>>
>> all the best,
>> mariann
>>
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> >
>> > Dag
>> > --
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