Society of Scholars
The Society of Scholars is an intellectual community of humanists of diverse generations, academic ranks, and departmental affiliations who contribute to and learn from one another’s work. Each year, approximately eight faculty and three dissertation research fellowships support members of the Society of Scholars. Scholars in year-long residence at the University of Washington may be invited to participate as well. The group meets biweekly throughout the year to discuss their research in progress.
2022 - 2023 Society of Scholars
2017 - 2018 Society of Scholars Fellow
Yomi Braester (he/him/his)
Keywords for the Digital City
Certain words have been frequently used to describe the digital city, including palimpsest, modularity, virality, and interface. Such metaphors, however, do not amount to a factual description of the city, but rather introduce an ideological bias, celebrating the neoliberal values of economic productivity, visual branding, and automated networking. My project follows the trajectory of these central keywords, studies their role in urban development, and criticizes their intended impact.