Monthly Archives: October 2017

Brain injury in sport and its effects: Entanglements of science, law, and design

—Kathleen Bachynski, Kate Henne, Matt Ventresca— Traumatic brain injuries and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) featured prominently in one of the three Science, Technology, and Sports sessions at 4S 2017. Recent athlete deaths – some coinciding with pledges by athletes to donate their brains for scientific study – point to embodied consequences of CTE. The issue has … Continue reading Brain injury in sport and its effects: Entanglements of science, law, and design

‘Native American DNA’ and the self-indigenization of French descendants

—Darryl Leroux— Relying on a populace well-educated in family history, a robust national genomics sector has developed in Québec. That development has coincided with a threefold increase in the number of individuals in the region self-identifying with a latent, mixed-race form of indigeneity that runs counter to existing Indigenous understandings of governance and kinship. Genetic … Continue reading ‘Native American DNA’ and the self-indigenization of French descendants