NYU D&T 2020 Session #25: Tech, Gentrification, and Social Justice

Announcements

  • Please remind me to press “RECORD” if needed. Thanks in advance.
  • A BIG THANK YOU To everyone’s who has been ATTENDING CLASS and KEEPING THEIR BLOGS UP-TO-DATE:
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  • Reminder that Phase 2 blog assignments are required.
  • Thursday’s session will involve interactive activities. Thanks for being more interactive last Thursday.
  • Last chance: please review the preliminary Final Project Requirements.
  • Course Evaluations are now open.
  • For the middle-schoolers and high-schoolers in your life: Emoti-Con STEM Project Fair will be virtual this year.

Agenda

Assignment (Required)

  • REQUIRED Phase 2, Blog Post #11: Please discuss today’s presentation from Michael Higgins, “When Tech Took A Bite Off Our Cities.” How has technology been a positive and negative force in the recent development of the cities Mike discussed?
  • You can work in a group of your choosing on Thursday. If you’d like to do that, please let me know before class.
  • Thursday’s class will be a story-making workshop that you can use to start your final project. To prepare, please watch/read the following, which should take less than 1 hour:

Extra Credit

  • Read and blog about this article on law professor Frank Wu, author of Race, Rights and reparation: law and the Japanese American internment and Yellow: Race in America beyond Black and white, both available for virtual browsing at NYU Library.
  • Read and blog about a recent article from the Association of Progressive Communications. Article topics include gender and cybersecurity, Kenya’s framework for television spectrum access, and guidelines for social change organization who want to work online.