Technology Reading Group

Note: this is changed to June 10. See comment below.

The reading for this month will be "It's Complicated" by danah boyd, a book about how teenagers use social media. She makes a copy of her book available here (although it's nice to buy it if you like the book and can afford to from here. We will read the Preface and Introduction, Chapter 1: Identity, Chapter 2: Privacy and Chapter 7: Literacy. If you can't find time to do the whole reading please at least read the Introduction.

About the reading group in general:

My vision for these meetings is that readings should be relatively short (articles and short stories) and whoever picks the readings should come with some questions to help stimulate conversation and be prepared to do some light moderation.

In general the meeting should be seminar style, meaning the goal is to try to understand the subject matter of the text(s) by asking questions and making interpretations and arguments, rather than to engage in a debate where there are winners and losers. In particular, the goal in discussing these readings shouldn't be to defend or attack technology, but to understand concrete issues related to it. With all that said, hopefully these can be free-wheeling energetic discussions :)

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  • Phil W.

    Perfect, I can't make tonight either! I'll still be away on Jun 10 but I'll catch the next one...

    May 27

  • Joseph M.

    I'm not going to be here on the 27th and the Tuesday after that is Microcontroller group so I'm moving this to June 10. If there's another day that would work for you for the week of June 3 let me know and we could have it earlier.

    May 21

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