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Diversity & Tech #4 (18 September)
Reminder that today is the last day of Add/Drop. Be sure to review the syllabus carefully, particularly the reading assignments, workload, and grading, to make sure that this class is right for you. Last chance!
And reminder that all students are required to co-facilitate 2 reading discussions (each about 30 minutes). See “Assignments” for the signup link.
Note on timed exercise grading: your names are hidden as I grade individual questions. I read all your answers together, then assign numeric values to each answer. I only see your names after all the questions are graded.
Thanks for such thoughtful timed exercise answers from last week!
Thanks so much for your thoughtful discussions with Prof Stinnett!
Personal Manifestos: we will return to this exercise later this semester. Thanks to Prof Stinnett!
Intro: News Items (25). If you didn’t add a technology-related news item that came to mind during your reading/listening assignment, please add it now. This is a required part of your weekly assignments.
Timed Exercise (25) in Brightspace
For today’s timed exercise, note that railroad travel was still a new, emerging, “disruptive” technology during the time period of Beloved.
Railroad travel relied on wrought iron, which itself relied on rapidly evolving manufacturing technologies during the first and second Industrial Revolutions.
Before you start today’s exercise, I recommend searching for instances of the word “iron” in the passages of Beloved you read for today’s exercise.