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  1. Apr 2019
    1. we should be asking why sociology rather than why digital sociology

      Does this question/reason extend to other disciplines as well?

    2. What is race in a digital society and what guises are racism taking in a digitally-mediated world

      Reminds me of something I've been thinking about from Teju Cole:

      All technology arises out of specific social circumstances. In our time, as in previous generations, cameras and the mechanical tools of photography have rarely made it easy to photograph black skin. The dynamic range of film emulsions, for example, were generally calibrated for white skin and had limited sensitivity to brown, red or yellow skin tones. Light meters had similar limitations, with a tendency to underexpose dark skin. And for many years, beginning in the mid-1940s, the smaller film-developing units manufactured by Kodak came with Shirley cards, so-named after the white model who was featured on them and whose whiteness was marked on the cards as “normal.” Some of these instruments improved with time. In the age of digital photography, for instance, Shirley cards are hardly used anymore. But even now, there are reminders that photographic technology is neither value-free nor ethnically neutral. In 2009, the face-recognition technology on HP webcams had difficulty recognizing black faces, suggesting, again, that the process of calibration had favored lighter skin.

  2. Oct 2018
  3. Jan 2017
    1. organic

      Following from a distance, I was grateful for the many on-site participants engaging with the conference openly.

      i.e. I’m Collecting Resources From #OpenEd16 (Sharing Results Here)

    2. Hoping to make the next OpenEd conference with you.

  4. Nov 2016
    1. this process of humanization extended to the students in my online courses

      I've heard similar sentiments expressed regularly by online educators, despite the cognitive dissonance this might create when we first think about the idea of online interactions being humanizing.

      Reminds me of an article I read in the Chronicle recently

    2. It is a story about how those two parts sometimes cohere but are more often rendered in sharp relief

      It appears that the "sharp relief" does not necessarily end with Graduate school.

      What Do Professors Do All Day

      This tension is also addressed in a post from an instructor who recently failed to receive tenure.