Gendering the Technological Imagination: Feminist Innovation in Networked Learning
Dean of the School of Media Studies, The New School
Thursday, February 6, 12-1 p.m.
Open to the public
PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge
Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, 1st Floor
114 S. Buchanan Boulevard
What is feminist digital pedagogy? This talk explores the interface of gender and technology, including in the bold experiment spearheaded by Anne Balsamo and other members of FemTechNet in Fall 2013. Their Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC) is an alternative to MOOCs that proposes new methods and pedagogies that challenge the technological imagination.
Anne Balsamo joined the New School (NY) as Dean of the School of Media Studies in 2012 after several years at the University of Southern California and, previously, as a member of the legendary RED (Research on Experimental Documents) Group at Xerox PARC. Author of Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work and Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women (both Duke University Press), Prof Balsamo is also a visionary designer of technology interfaces, including the interactive digital interface for the AIDS Memorial Quilt (funded by the NEH). She serves on HASTAC's Executive Board.