Anti-Racist Mathematics & Other Stories (2017)

Lectures and Video Series

Anti-Racist Mathematics & Other Stories is a presentation of tales from the history of mathematics, global power and communication technologies. From the notion of a ‘science of revolt’ declared by Brad Werner and contextualized by Donna Haraway, the history of the algorithm from al-Khwārizmī, Karl Marx’s mathematical manuscripts, to IBM’s present-day algorithm that is cited to distinguish refugees from terrorists, these stories speculate on the make-up of technical languages and what they could become.

The debut episode in the educational video series is titled Pure Difference (Single Channel Video, 21 minutes 45 Seconds).

Trailer for Pure Difference, 2017
Math homework at Beaver Ridge Elementary School, Georgia, USA. Credit: WSB-TV