New article out!

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718523000714?dgcid=coauthor

Highlights

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.

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