New Issue: sx archipelagos (3) “Slavery in the Machine”


The latest issue of sx archipelagos—issue # 3, Slavery in the Machin,e July 2019—is now live. See table of contents below.

Issue (3) | Slavery in the Machine | July 2019

We dedicate this issue to Linda Rodriguez, whose spirit now lights the way.


The Caribbean Won’t Stand Still 
Kaiama L. Glover and Alex Gil

We Are Deathless (Slavery in the Machine) 
Jessica Marie Johnson


The Slave-Machine: Slavery, Capitalism, and the “Proletariat” inThe Black Jacobins and Capital 
Nick Nesbitt PDF

Collaborating with Aponte: Digital Humanities, Art, and the Archive 
Linda M. Rodriguez and Ada Ferrer PDF

Haiti @ the Digital Crossroads: Archiving Black Sovereignty 
Marlene L. Daut PDF

Xroads Praxis: Black Diasporic Technologies for Remaking the New World 
Jessica Marie Johnson PDF

.break .dance 
Marisa Parham

Digital Projects

Early Caribbean Digital Archive 
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Nicole Aljoe

The Caribbean Digital & Peer Review: A Musical Passage Hypothesis 
Laurent Dubois, David Kirkland Garner and Mary Caton Lingold PDF

Breaking, Dancing, Making in the Machine: Notes on “.break .dance” 
Marisa Parham

Digital Project Reviews

Review of Puerto Rico Syllabus: Essential Tools for Critical Thinking about the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis 
Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert PDF

sx archipelagos is a born-digital articulation of the Small Axe Project. It is a peer-reviewed publication platform devoted to creative exploration, debate, and critical thinking about and through digital practices in contemporary scholarly and artistic work in and on the Caribbean. Given the wide implications of the “digital turn” for our very conceptions of knowledge, our mission is to discern the ways in which the digital may enhance and transform our comprehension of the regional and diasporic Caribbean. sx archipelagos responds to this challenge with three distinct dimensions of critical production: scholarly essays; digital scholarship projects; and digital project reviews.

For full issue, see

[Image above: I took the liberty of borrowing an image from Nick Nesbitt’s article “The Slave-Machine: Slavery, Capitalism, and the ‘Proletariat’ in The Black Jacobins and Capital. “Récolte de l’indigo,” from José Mariano da Conceição Velloso, *O fazendeiro do Brazil, cultivador* (Lisbon, 1806), vol. 2, plate 1, foldout following 341. Copy in the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University.]

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