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Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought at the New School incubates advanced transdisciplinary research and practice at the intersection of social theory and design and fosters dialogue on related themes across the university.

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Nicholas Fiori

Nicholas Fiori is the 2019-2020 GIDEST program assistant.

NICHOLAS FIORI is a Ph.D. candidate in Politics and a former GIDEST fellow. He is serving as the 2019-2020 GIDEST program assistant.

Nick works on the imbrication of race and technology, investigating how whiteness is carried in the meeting(s) of matter, energy, and information with Western science.

He completing his dissertation—The Mechanics of Whiteness: Energy, Race, and a Prehistory of the Algorithm—which traces the productive regime of the slave plantation through the development of thermodynamics and the making of technological capitalism from early nineteenth and the mid-twentieth century.

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