Community Informatics · Digital Inclusion · Digital Literacy Reconsidered · Education · Uncategorized

Momentum for Change: Creating a New Critical Sociotechnical Pedagogy for Digital Inclusion and Equity

Here’s the poster and final version of my powerpoint talk, with notes, given this afternoon at the Community Informatics Research Network 2017 conference in Prato, Italy. We’ve been having an invigorating set of conversations between researchers and practitioners in Community Informatics and Community Archiving, seeking to address the special theme: Art as Archive: Archive as Art… Continue reading Momentum for Change: Creating a New Critical Sociotechnical Pedagogy for Digital Inclusion and Equity

Civics · Faith · Reflections · Social Justice

To Life, To Love, To Caring, To More

Oktoberfest fundraiser. Community, family, friends, polka! Late night bike ride home. Dark, pothole, delayed ambulance. More dead than alive. Prepare for the worst. Well, maybe, just maybe, the best case, assisted living. Weeks with no memories. But wife, dear, loving, sweet, beautiful wife. And sons, and now daughter. Mom, sister, family and friends, visits. Laughter… Continue reading To Life, To Love, To Caring, To More

Race and Privilege · Social Justice

“They’re Trying to Take Away Our Culture”

Tuesday night during a rally in Phoenix, President Trump stated: “They’re trying to take away our culture. They’re trying to take away our history. And our weak leaders, they do it overnight. These things have been there for 150 years, for 100 years. You go back to a university, and it’s gone. Weak, weak people.”… Continue reading “They’re Trying to Take Away Our Culture”

Social Justice

Protect The Civil Rights Of People Of Color & Religious Minorities

In the wake of attacks by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and members of the KKK in Charlottesville, VA, the general secretary of the United Methodist Church,Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, penned a letter to fellow United Methodist, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. She encouraged others to also send their own letters calling for greater protection of the civil… Continue reading Protect The Civil Rights Of People Of Color & Religious Minorities

Community Informatics · Social Justice · Teaching · Technology and Society

Should we promote more collaboration among male “things-oriented” coders and female “people-oriented” coders?

Last weekend a now-former Google engineer, James Damore, rattled Silicon Valley when his internal Google memo was made public. I caught up on how this is unfolding in today’s Washington Post Morning Mix post: ‘I’m not a sexist’: Fired Google engineer stands behind controversial memo http://wapo.st/2vRMAOT , by Samantha Schmidt. The article is a valuable read… Continue reading Should we promote more collaboration among male “things-oriented” coders and female “people-oriented” coders?