Diversity & Tech #16 (October 30)

Announcements Field trip TODAY! We will meet nearby atΒ 370 Jay Street,Β Room 220. Midterm Updates: After reading all your midterms this weekend, I was generally impressed with the level of cultural competence demonstrated by the articles! (I’m still in the process of calculating grades.)For the second half of the semester, we will focus more on research […]

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Diversity & Tech #15 (October 25)

Announcements Following on Monday’s discussion of Dawn and CRISPR: a resource page on issues of informed consent and “human subjects” in research and medical experiments, particularly as it pertains to racism in the United States. If you plan to use Dawn for your final paper, and/or if you want to learn more about how informed […]

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Diversity & Tech #14 (October 23)

Announcements Congratulations on finishing 50% of the semester! I aim to read all your papers this weekend and submit your midterm grade next week. My deadline to submit midterm grades is November 6. New this semester, I’ll use NYU Connect to raise β€œflags” with your advisor if needed, and to raise kudos (if it’s not […]

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Diversity & Tech #13 (October 18)

Announcements Today is International Pronouns Day. See NYU’s pronouns page, reminder that Prof’s pronouns are they/them, and: free pronoun buttons from the LGBTQ+ Center @ Dibner Library! We’ll take a break for a field trip at the end of October / beginning of November. Prof is finalizing the plan now, to visit part of the […]

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Diversity & Tech #12 (October 16)

Announcements Grace Lee Boggs wasn’t in “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” right? (See its searchable transcript) Letterlocking as an anti-surveillance technology in the time of Beloved New items in the D&T Reading/Listening/Watching list: PBS Asian Americans (Ep.1 discusses Chinese railroad workers during the time of Beloved), Grace Lee Boggs autobiography, links on linguistic justice Coming up: […]

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Diversity & Tech #11 (October 11)

Announcements For folks using postcolonial theory: here are a couple useful books on technology and postcolonialism. We will read excerpts! Dominance by Design by Michael Ades (Harvard University Press, 2009). This book is about US government engineers and colonialist underpinnings in the development of global infrastructures. Spiral to the Stars by Laura Harjo (University of […]

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Diversity & Tech #9 (October 4)

Announcements For your reference, Monday’s midterm planning agenda has been added to the “Diversity” menu. Agenda Assignments Read/listen/watch, take notes, and be ready for in-class timed exercises & discussions on:  Please also create a first draft “Works Cited” in the Google Doc for your paper. Make sure it addresses the items under the “Works Cited” section […]

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Diversity & Tech #8 (October 2)

Announcements With your discussions going forward, please remember to: 1) include technology as part of your discussion and 2) clearly cite sources for any information external to the book. Agenda Discussion Planning for the 2250-word Midterm, due October 26. If you would like written feedback, please submit your midterm paper by October 23. Exercise: Planning/Synthesis […]

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