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Holding To Account

I’m glad those social net­works pro­vide those ser­vices. I think it’s impor­tant for the dia­logue to hap­pen that way. But it can’t be the only way for us to have pub­lic dis­course. Online, we only have these spaces that are owned by pri­vate com­pa­nies. We don’t have pub­lic parks.

The Conversation #36 — Ethan Zuckerman

We are in the midst of a shift in how we encounter infor­ma­tion. And we’re wrestling with three par­a­digms at the same time. The old­est of these par­a­digms, for for most of us, is edit­ed media. … You have a pow­er­ful gate­keep­er, the news­pa­per edi­tor, who says, Here are things you need to pay atten­tion to today. Give this a small amount of your time, and you will be rough­ly up to date with what you need to know.” 

The Conversation #8 — Chris McKay

Everything we know about bio­log­i­cal sci­ences, med­i­cine, agri­cul­ture, dis­ease, what­ev­er, is based on study­ing one exam­ple of life. Life on Earth. Life as we know it. If we find anoth­er exam­ple that’s dif­fer­ent, a sec­ond gen­e­sis, and inde­pen­dent ori­gin of life, com­par­ing those two might enable us to answer ques­tions that we would nev­er be able to answer if we only had one exam­ple to study. That could pro­vide prac­ti­cal ben­e­fits for humans as well as bet­ter under­stand­ing of how to man­age ecosys­tems, etc.

p5js Diversity & FLOSS Panel Q&A

Sara Hendren: One proac­tive thing we do with stu­dents at Olin in their first year on team col­lab­o­ra­tive projects is we have them iden­ti­fy and sep­a­rate the team’s goals from their indi­vid­ual learn­ing goals. 

Taeyoon Choi at p5js Diversity

I like to diver­si­fy the way that we work with tech­nol­o­gy, and I like to think of it as an art object, and an instal­la­tion where we rethink and rein­vent com­pu­ta­tion, espe­cial­ly focus­ing on alter­na­tive pos­si­bil­i­ties of the com­put­er as not dri­ven by war agen­das or cor­po­rate mass production.

Sara Hendren at p5js Diversity

I want to talk about a gen­er­al dis­po­si­tion toward abil­i­ty and dis­abil­i­ty that I try to embody in my own work and the work that I do with stu­dents. That dis­po­si­tion is a kind of pro­duc­tive uncer­tain­ty in engi­neer­ing and design.

Chandler McWilliams at p5js Diversity

I want­ed to give a talk on how to be an ally but I can’t real­ly give that talk, so this is not a talk on how to be an ally. It’s a talk about try­ing to become one.

Epic Jefferson at p5js Diversity

Puerto Rico has been devel­op­ing an inter­est­ing art and tech­nol­o­gy com­mu­ni­ty for the past few years, and it would not have hap­pened at all if it weren’t for two peo­ple, Carola Cintrón Moscoso and Alejandro Quinteros.

Casey Reas at p5js Diversity

The way that you think about soft­ware affects the kinds of things that you can do. Traditionally you would learn com­put­er pro­gram­ming through oper­at­ing on math, or oper­at­ing on lan­guage, and in order to bring these ideas into the visu­al arts we decid­ed to build a cus­tom lan­guage that allowed peo­ple to have visu­al expressions. 

p5js Diversity & FLOSS Panel Introduction

This project start­ed two years ago when I’d been feel­ing like I real­ly want­ed to give back to the open-source com­mu­ni­ty, but I did­n’t know where to begin. I felt like the bar­ri­ers were real­ly high, and I was­n’t sure I was even welcome.