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Announcements Miscellaneous

Thinking about race and technology in #NetNarr

As we delve deeper into the realm surveillance in the age of big data and algorithms, we also continue to consider implications for the post-pandemic university. Here are the agenda slides from class last time we met. What a pleasure to kick off our #netnarr class time with a special Studio Visit conversation with scholar/researcher […]

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Announcements Ch 10: Race & Technology Miscellaneous

Anticipatory Conformity & Algorithimic Bias

I am glad we have spent some time thinking about the everyday consequences of data surveillance, and I think that discussing the “Screening Surveillance” films has been a great way to get at the issues (moving beyond mere conceptual analysis) as we start to think about how this ubiquitous reality is shaping our everyday lives. […]

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Announcements Ch 8: The Attention Economy as Dystopia Miscellaneous

Attention

Thanks to Sun for an insightful and interactive pathfinding session on the Attention Economy. And double thanks for choosing to use the digital interface tool called Miro which I have found to be very useful in current research collaboration, interactive workshops, and also editorial collaborations. You never know what you might be working on for […]

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The Internet’s Good, Bad, & Ugly

Thanks for another great evening of discussion and deliberation, and thanks to Kevin for opening up a broader discussion of the open web. By thinking through some of the issues that dana boyd brought to our attention in her On Being podcast, we started down our own #netnarr chat-path, with many loose stands of thought, […]

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Announcements Ch 6: The Zoom Gaze Miscellaneous

Zoom Gazing & beyond

Thanks again to Autumm Caines for a fun and interactive Studio Visit wherein we considered the design implications of Zoom. In our “play” session, we explored some basic features (some that I had never really used before). I discovered that I feel vulnerable when I turn-off “view self” mode, and I also discovered that the […]

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Snow Day Update

I am hope you all enjoyed a day off, and that the snow hasn’t created too much difficulty for you. It seems this winter has been the real thing, and I am glad we had a chance to slow down a bit. Next week I have been looking at our schedule, and for next week, […]

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Announcements Ch 5: Digital Wellbeing & Detox

IEH and Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

Thanks to Amber for trailblazing some important considerations as we continue to think about digital citizenship and education in the age of pandemic, and as we dream of a post-pandemic university that is transformed. Here are the agenda slides from our discussion on 2/11/21. Body (in teaching and learning) Amber rightfully paused at the broader […]

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Announcements Ch 3: The Care Gap Miscellaneous

The Caring Gap!

What a great way to kick off our pathfinder series with Ryan trail-blazing a critical topic for us as we took a deeper dive into the question of labour and care in teaching and learning. Thank you to Ryan for taking us to this complex and challenging place right “out the gate”. Here are the […]

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Setting a course…

We are off to a great start in #netnarr! I am glad we spent a bit of time setting the Course Calendar together. By now, we hav some clear themes and “pathfinding” directions set by each of you. Each selection you made will open up certain critical/urgent questions. the material will help point us towards […]

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Launching our experiment!

Here is just a quick note this week to mention that it was “food for my soul” to see you all on Thursday evening, and to launch this 5th iteration of the collaboratory that has come to be known as #netnarr. You had a brief chance to catch up, and we made some new introductions […]