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Innovative Pedagogy [clear filter]
Thursday, May 12

1:00pm MST

Process over Process: Big Data Activism, Platform Détournement and Other Resurgent Feminist Network Methods
This session explores feminist network methods as process-heavy tactics to retool the big data, digital platforms, and market rationalities that structure current value metrics. We will take up some of the collaborative strategies developed to work with and against the proliferation and privatization of big data, the corporatization and standardization of platforms, and the individuation and precarity of the neoliberal university as resurgent methods of feminist collectivity, network-building and reordering network relations.

Nicole Brown will talk about methodological innovation describing research projects where she has used traditional sociological research methods alongside computational processes. In service to Black feminism, the design and aims of these innovative mixed methods approaches challenge the biases of both computational analysis and disciplinary constructions.

T.L. Cowan will discuss how feminist collaborative processes are rich sources of information, and will identify tools-based knowledges that are collectively gathered as a network organism. This discussion of collaborative processes includes the unlikely assemblage of cabaret performance, critical pedagogy, anti-violence feminist activism and mobile media.

Veronica Paredes will review how FemTechNet has collaboratively gained access and used online tools against objectives embedded in the platforms’ designs. FemTechNet demonstrates how feminist technoscience practices connect to radical pedagogies and histories, and forge alternative futures for online education.

Jasmine Rault will follow the traces of earlier forms of feminist educational networks, from Black, Chicana and “Third World Women” feminist pedagogy and research in Freedom Schools in the 1960s and collaborative public curricula in Boston through the Cambridge Women’s School (1972-1992), as well as accountability technologies like ‘consciousness raising’ and ‘checking-in,’ as they inform contemporary strategies for surviving the neoliberal market rationality of the US and Canadian university.

K.J. Surkan will trace the battle between advocates for the HBOC (hereditary breast and ovarian cancer) community and Myriad Genetics over BRCA data sharing. I argue for understanding the Free the Data movement as a form of anti-capitalist feminist health care hacking, predicated on the notion of open source data sharing as a form of genetic empowerment.

Thursday May 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
COOR L1-88 975 S Myrtle Ave Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85281
  Innovative Pedagogy, Birds of a Feather Session
  • Session Location COOR L1-88
Friday, May 13

11:45am MST

Makerspaces in libraries : exploring opportunities to expand the culture of makers and technologists
Libraries are inherently democratic institutions, striving to provide equal access to resources and services. From this position in our community, how can we change our services and approaches around digital humanities, makerspaces and innovation services to support a multicultural, diverse community? Specifically, how can we redesign our services to support more women and people of color in our communities.

The scope of the conversation could include, but is not limited to:
How can libraries (and their partners) help to increase opportunities for and exposure to emerging technology, “making” and digital scholarship for a diverse user base?
How are the designs of our spaces and/or services affecting the community we cultivate? How are they contributing to a narrow set of users?
What constitutes an inclusive maker community?
How does the start-up/entrepreneurship community exclude women and people of color?
How do we make “innovation” accessible to a diverse community?

programming ideas
marketing/outreach strategies
considerations in partnerships and strategic initiatives
future research projects


Friday May 13, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm MST
COOR L1-88 975 S Myrtle Ave Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85281
  Innovative Pedagogy, Birds of a Feather Session
  • Session Location COOR L1-88