Write Bad Poetry, Sing Out of Tune, and Other Relevant Platitudes If The Robots Don’t Take Over

This commentary was originally posted on September 13, 2017, to the Electronic Literature class blog for Digital Studies 220 at Davidson College.  In “What Can Poets Do About Robots”, Giles offers less of an instructive manual and more of a value-laden vision of a future human co-existence with robots. He begins

The Hoax of Originality

This commentary was originally posted on September 4, 2017, to the Electronic Literature class blog for Digital Studies 220 at Davidson College.  Surely, the question of human framing is central to any discussion about computer-generated art. Last Tuesday, we read Marie-Laure Ryan’s The Many Forms of Interactivity. Ryan’s piece exposes a key

A People’s Education on the World Wide Web

This article was originally published on January 2, 2017, on the TechChange blog. To an average DC resident, social movements may look like traffic jams. They may look like scattered, unconnected protests taking the streets demanding justice for yet another cause. But to those involved in movement work, these protests

Moving Past the 2016 Election: A Personal Reflection

This reflection was originally posted on November 12, 2016, on Facebook. It’s been a few days since the election, and the energy has been nothing short of a national tragedy. Rage and mourning have characterized this moment as a moment to come together, to envision, to dream, and to act.

#DearDaddy: I’m a Helpless Victim and Only You Can Save Me

This commentary was originally posted on February 23, 2016, to the Gender and Technology class blog for Digital Studies 340 at Davidson College.  It’s no secret that sexual assault is both an imminent danger and [has generated] a social justice movement with significant traction in the past few years. This

Re: “I’m not allowed to be a gamer”

This commentary was originally posted on January 26, 2016, to the Gender and Technology class blog for Digital Studies 340 at Davidson College. Megan’s post made some good points here that really hit home for me. I also study computer science as a woman [at Davidson College], and have definitely related to

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