- Intro/Syllabus (25)
- Prof Intro, name/pronouns. PLEASE USE MY CORRECT PRONOUNS.
- Note: we will do student intros on 9/20, after Add/Drop ends.
- Diversity Intro Material (5): Civil & Human Rights laws and policies of:
- Tech Overview: the Cotton Gin (15)
- Who Made America: Eli Whitney (overview reading)
- King Cotton & the Cotton Gin (5:35)
- The Cotton Gin & Slavery (overview reading)
- Timed practice exercise (25)
- Practice Reading/Listening (10): Beloved in audiobook & epub format
- Practice Discussions (20)
- Finish reading the syllabus to make sure its writing/reading-intensity is right for you.
- Read/listen, take notes, and be ready for in-class timed exercises & discussions on:
- Skim/review the civil & human rights laws/policies of NYU, New York City, New York State, and the United States
- New York Times: 1619 podcast, Episode 2
(listen to Ep.2, “The Economy That Slavery Built,” until the end of Matthew Desmond’s interview at 25:40)
- America’s First Big Business: Not the Railroads, but Slavery (Part 1) and How The West Got Rich and Modern Capitalism Was Born (Part 2)
(reading, ~30 minutes)
- What current technology issues come to mind from your reading? Please find a news item about a relevant technology issue, and add its URL to the 9/11 tab in “D&T News Items 2023.”
NOTE: Prof D will be away next week. Prof A.D Stinnett will be filling in. Expect to follow the same general schedule as described in the syllabus.