- Tech check
- Seating check
- Last chance: input on Inside Ideas.
- No class next Tuesday 10/12
- Thursday, 10/7: a visit from Verbatim Performance Lab, then a walk to Brooklyn Navy Yard
- Thursday, 10/21: Remote class with a training on Microaggressions
- Thursday, 10/28: Emoji workshop
- South of Atlantic is now Cobble Hill
More interesting sites, orgs and events
- Center for Communication (media jobs and internships)
- Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (has interesting events on AI and ethics)
- NYU Cities Collaborative: Race Capital, and the City
- Colorlines / Race Forward
Links Relevant to Your Research
- Trafficking happens everywhere, even in NYC:
- Relevant to both game and trafficking research:
- Interesting metaverse tool: Readyplayer.me
Agenda Hour 1: Checklists for Your Next Checkpoint
Thanks for sharing your papers so far!
Important DEI Concepts (this is why we read the Style Guides first). I’m sharing mostly Wikipedia links so you can have concise definitions/discussions. Open Your Papers and add notes so you can address these!
- Unconscious Bias (UCSF definition)
- Internalized Oppression
- Victim Blaming (individuals) / Cultural Pathologizing (groups)
- Highlight your research as a case study (particularly projects focused on particular geographic regions)
- Othering and Exoticism (See also: Orientalism)
- Institutional Betrayal.
- See also the Dart Center Guide’s entry on this.
- This is not a neoliberalist argument for no institutions.
- Supremacy, e.g. white supremacy. (See also: Multi-racial white supremacy.)
Paper Patterns. Keep those papers open and make notes as we do SPOT CHECKS
- For metaverse papers: Online gaming as meta-verse proxy
- What’s the geography/language?
- Use some kind of indicator like “(REF)” to show that a reference will be added later.
- Try to take a neutral tone and approach. This is not a sales pitch!
- Cite all assertions and assumptions. This is not a memoir! And citations help with transparency, accountability and harm reduction.
- Define colloquial and localized terms that won’t be understandable to every English speaker.
- Spell out acronyms when introducing them.
- Retitle the “Review” section to “Methods”
- Consider “Results” as “Findings”
- Works Cited:
- Who is the author? Where are they working? What biases might they have?
- Note the number of required scholarly articles.
- Note that “scholarly” articles must be peer-reviewed: include the DOI number in adherence to APA style.
- How to synthesize without plagiarizing
More useful guides
- The Lockyer paper is also a good example of a NON-systemic lit review. I would say it’s a critical/thematic review. If you paper does not have a quantitative analytic component, take a look at this paper as a possible model.
- More on types of lit reviews (University of Tampa)
- PEN America’s Guide on COVID-19 and Disinformation and PEN resources
Agenda: Hour 2 Inside
- In groups, discuss which of the Important Concepts above is the most new to you. Discuss how you’ll update your paper with these concepts in mind.
- Check in and give me the summary!
Assignment: 300 words and…
- Please review the Important Concepts above and (critically) read more about any concepts that are unfamiliar to you. This will help minimize unconscious bias and the unconscious harm, which can be very difficult to catch in our own work and our own selves. Peer Review 1 will focus on potential harm, but start thinking about this more deeply. We will return to these concepts in future classes.
- Take some time to make sure all the “Paper Patterns” above are addressed in your paper. I will use this as a checklist at the next checkpoint.
- Start focusing on “Methods.” (Formerly “Review”). Explain your choices and processes in compiling your Works Cited / Bibliography. If I left suggestions in this section, address the suggestions first.