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The Net Mirror homestretch

In the Net Mirror, we are now on the homestretch. As we look to this last week, and the completion of your work for this special class, it comes with mixed feelings. On the one hand, the semester has been a true roller coaster as we have faced many challenges both individually and together as […]

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Building your story concept

In the “Net Mirror”, we close our time together with the composition of speculative fiction(s) in order to help synthesize our complex feelings (anxieties ?) regarding our relationship with technology. Each story will grapple with the reality of our data-driven society and the omnipresence of data surveillance. In the process of building unique story concepts, […]

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Looking closely into the Net Mirror

This week we had a great (virtual) class and I can feel the intellectual and creative energy that you all are contributing. I can’t believe we are nearing the end of the semester, and despite the fact that this has been an extraordinarily difficult time, I am starting to realize how much I will miss […]

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Towards advocacy & storytelling

Our digital & data literacy advocacy work Throughout this course, we have been investigating life online rather closely. We have been examining issues of digital citizenship, participatory culture, networked learning, and identity in the digital age. We have been “lifting the veil” on the realities of the attention economy, the ubiquitous algorithm, and data surveillance. […]

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Browsing in the Net Mirror Library

Thank you to sava saheli singh & Chris Gilliard First I want to thank sava saheli singh and Chris Gilliard for spending time with us in the Net Mirror discussing data surveillance last week. Our Studio Visit with them was a truly memorable Net Mirror moment, and we are so fortunate to be on receiving […]

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Centering Care

#OER20 As many of you know, this week I had the honor of co-chairing the Open Education Research conference. Originally it was to take place in London, but due to the pandemic, our face-to-face gathering was unfortunately canceled, which was very disappointing for me as I have been working to design and support this work […]

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Care & Continuity

Surveillance Capitalism Thank you to Patricia this week. Via our shared screens, she walked us through her Prezi presentation on the opening chapters of Shoshanna Zuboff’s seminal text on surveillance capitalism. With Zuboff’s tour-de-force analysis, we apprehend that capitalism has now focused on expanding the proportion of social life that is open to data collection and data processing. […]

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Taking a Breath(er)

It’s been a crazy week. Add to that the announcement we received just an hour or two before our first online (only) class: We all know now that we will be an “online-only” class for the remainder of the semester. As I said during our class meeting, although the news is hard to take, I […]

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Our New Class Plan

COVID-19 and moving online The anxiety regarding the COVID-19 spread is palpable now, but I don’t want you to be worrying too much about your schoolwork on top of the other concerns we are all facing.  Instead, we should take sensible precautions and do our best to move forward with flexibility and compassion.  I am very pleased […]

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AI, algorithms, viral spread, and a bit of a break

Spring Break You are all now hopefully enjoying the first day of Spring Break, and I do hope each of you will take some time to take care of yourselves, manage any rising anxieties, and just enjoy a bit of time off.  As is plainly obvious to all of us, there is a considerable amount of […]