New article out!

We are excited to share “Unblackboxing mediation in the digital mine” coauthored with Dr. Lily House-Peters. Freely available here:


Digitization and automation of mining amplifies abstraction and decontextualization.

Conceptualizes the digital mine as a self-reinforcing earth-as-mine feedback loop.

Utilizes theories of mediation to unblackbox technical relations of smart mine.

Automation can transform the conceptual god’s-eye-view into the hand-of-god.

Digital twin transmutes complex milieu into dominant representation of target site.