May 26

Reading Migration

What else is there to technology and migration?

Our Techno-Migrant debate provided fertile ground for reflection and discussion on a range of issues surrounding migration and technology – not least in terms of how either of those terms are defined. Browse our selection of the best articles and books on this fascinating topic to find out more.


Technology doesn’t just help migrants integrate and move from place to place. In an article by Amar Toor in The Verge, discover how computers enabled young refugees to recover from traumatic experiences: These Refugees Made a Zombie Movie to Confront Their Trauma

Our speakers raised a lot of interesting questions about what we really mean when we talk about borders. In this fascinating article in The Atlantic, Alexis C. Madrigal delves into the complex question of what we’re talking about when we talk about borders: A Border Is Not a Wall

For a more visually-oriented exploration of the complex politics of borders, don’t miss Rasmus Degnbol’s photoseries in Are We Europe:Europe’s New Borders

If you were interested by the data visualisation provided by Alison Killing’s Migration Trail, another fascinating project charts thousands of years of global migration in a selection of videos. Mark Byrnes writes in City Lab about: What We Can and Can’t Learn From 2000 Years of Migration Data for “Western Intellectuals”

In Print:

We Are Displaced, Malala Yousafzai. A big talking point during the debate was the need to humanise the way we talk about refugees and migrants, and one way we can do this is by listening to their stories. Malala was the youngest ever Nobel Prize winner in 2014 for her campaigns for girls’ education, and this work lets her highlight the complex displacement experiences of others around the world in a similar position.

The Good Immigrant, Nikesh Shukla. Another collection of essays about people’s individual experiences of migration. Although largely focussed on experiences in the UK, it draws our attention to the number of borders migrants still have to cross years after arriving in a new country.

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