Natasha Dow Schüll


The datafication of health (co-author Minna Ruckenstein). In Annual Review of Anthropology 46 (expected publication October 2017).

Abiding chance: Online poker and the software of self-discipline. Public Culture 28: 3 (2016): 563-92.

Data for life: Wearable technology and the design of self-care. BioSocieties 11 (2016): 317-333.

Gambled away: Video poker and self-suspension. Anthropology Now 4: 2 (2012): 1-13.

The touch-point collective: Crowd contouring on the casino floor. LIMN 2 (2012): 15-18.

The shortsighted brain: Neuroeconomics and the governance of choice in time. (coauthor C. Zaloom) Social Studies of Science 41: 4 (2011): 515-538.

Machines, medication, modulation: Circuits of dependency and self-care in Las Vegas. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 30 (2006): 1-25.

Digital gambling: The coincidence of desire and design. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 597 (2005): 65-81.

Machine narratives: Selections from interviews with gambling addicts. (a): The Journal of Culture and the Unconscious 2: 2 (2002): 64-72.

Rearticulating the moral economy of gambling (coauthor M. Panasitti). Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers 77 (1993): 65-102


Body in the Balance: From weighing to counting to logging. In Appified: Mundane Software and the Rise of the Apps. Eds. J. Morris and S. Murray. University of Michigan Press, forthcoming 2017.

Tracking. In Experience: culture, cognition, and the common sense. Eds. C. Jones, D. Mather, and R. 
Uchill. MIT Press, 2016: 195-203.

The gaming of chance: Online poker software and the potentialization of uncertainty. 
Modes of Uncertainty: Anthropological Observations. Eds. P. Rabinow & L. Samimian-Darash. 
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015: 46-68.

Engineering Chance. Collapse VIII: Casino Real, Ed. R. Mackay. Falmouth: Urbanomic, 2014: 203-254.

Turning the tables: The crusade to sell slots in Macau. Exploring the Production and Consumption of 
Risk. Eds. R. Cassidy and C. Loussarn. London: Routledge, 2013: 92-106.

Neuroeconomics and the politics of choice (with C. Zaloom). Cash on the Table: Anthropological Engagements with Economics & Economies. Ed. T. Fischer. SAR Press, 2013: 141-155.

Balancing acts: Gambling-machine addiction and the double bind of therapeutics. Addiction Trajectories, Eds. E. Raikhel and W. Garriott. Duke University Press, 2013: 61-87.

Video poker. The Inner History of Devices: Technology and Self. Ed. S. Turkle. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008: 153-171.

Oasis/Mirage: Fantasies of nature in Las Vegas. Nature and its Discontents from Virgin Land to Disney World. Ed. B. Herzogenrath. New York: Editions Rodopi, 2002: 377-402. 


Our Metrics, Ourselves. Public Books, January 2017.

Sensor technology and the time-series self. Continent. Issue 5.1 2016: 1-3.

Obamacare Meets Wearable Technology. MIT Technology Review, May 6, 2014.

Technological Solutionism and its discontents: An Interview with Evgeny Morozov. 
Public Books, September 2013.

Book review. Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain 
(N. Langlitz). BioSocieties, 8 (4), 2013: 512-516.

Reeling in Revenue. Risk and Regulation, Winter 2013.

Op-ed: Slot Machines Are Designed to Addict. The New York Times, October 10, 2013.

Op-ed on Gambling Regulation, The Economist, July 23, 2010.

Op-ed: Beware: Machine Zone Ahead. Washington Post, July 6, 2008.

Book Review. The Grit Beneath the Glitter: Tales from the Real Las Vegas (eds. H. Rothman and 
M. Davis). American Ethnologist, 30 (1), 2003: 186-187.