Re: [gaia] Tech & Social Change: Could You Help Me Build a Collection of Syllabi & Readings?

Georgia Bullen <georgia@opentechinstitute.org> Tue, 06 November 2018 14:07 UTC

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Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2018 09:07:33 -0500
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If it's helpful, check out this report: https://morethancode.cc there's
lots of good resources there.

I'd also recommend Sasha Constanza Chock's Co-Design Syllabus from MIT:
http://codesign.mit.edu/

-Georgia

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 4:15 AM Michael J. Oghia <mike.oghia@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Yosem,
>
> At least on the energy and environment component, you can find many
> resources here: https://eurodigwiki.org/wiki/WS_11_2017
>
> Let me know if you'd like any other suggestions. The work of Dr. Mike
> Hazas (Lancaster University) is highly recommended, too.
>
> Best,
> -Michael
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 6:57 AM Yosem Companys <ycompanys@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Does anyone know whether there's a collection of all syllabi and readings
>> on technology and social good (or public good or social change)? If such a
>> collection doesn't exist, could you help me create one?
>>
>> The readings can be from any discipline, seminal or not, and academic
>> or not. I'd like to get cross-cultural readings, so we have representation
>> of diverse perspectives from around the world..
>>
>> For the Stanford Program for Liberation Technology, I once made a list of
>> all the topics on social good that I found on Twitter that intersected with
>> technology. These included the following:
>>
>>    - Accountability, Corruption, Openness, and Transparency (e.g., Open
>>    Data, Freedom of Information - FOI)
>>    - Activism, Protests, and Movements (e.g., Occupy, Anonymous,
>>    Hacktivism)
>>    - Agriculture, Farming, and Food Security (e.g., eAgri, Fishing,
>>    Mariculture, Aquaponics, Aquaculture)
>>    - Censorship, Repression, and Freedom (e.g., Freedom of Expression -
>>    FoE, Free Speech, NetFreedom, Right to Information - RTI)
>>    - Construction, Housing, and Real Estate (e.g., Smart Homes, Internet
>>    of Things)
>>    - Democracy, Politics, Elections, and Voting (e.g., Netroots, Tea
>>    Party, eVoting)
>>    - Development (e.g., Information and Communication Technologies for
>>    Development - ICT4D, Tech for Development - Tech4Dev, Global Development -
>>    GlobalDev)
>>    - Economics (e.g., Participatory Economy, Peer-to-Peer Economy,
>>    Commons)
>>    - Education (e.g., Information and Communication Technologies for
>>    Education - ICT4E, Open Education, eLearning, MOOCs)
>>    - Energy and Power (e.g., Microgrids)
>>    - Entrepreneurship (e.g., Social Entrepreneurship - socent, Social
>>    Innovation)
>>    - Environment (e.g., Brownfields, Landfills, Superfund Sites, Climate
>>    Change, and Land, Water, and Air Preservation)
>>    - Finance (e.g., Microfinance, FinTech, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies)
>>    - Governance (e..g., eGovernance - eGov, Open Governance - OpenGov,
>>    Governance 2.0 - gov20)
>>    - Health (e.g., eHealth, mHealth, Telemedicine)
>>    - Human rights
>>    - Manufacturing (e.g., Additive Technologies, 3D Printing,
>>    Do-It-Yourself - DIY, Robotics)
>>    - Media (e.g., Journalism, Social Media)
>>    - Organizing and Organizations (e.g., Nonprofits, Community-Based
>>    Organizations, Cooperatives, Labor Unions)
>>    - Physical Spaces and Locations (e.g., Libraries, Coworking Spaces,
>>    Makerspaces, Hackerspaces, Fab Labs, Tool Sharing Libraries, Smart Cities,
>>    Mapping)
>>    - Policy and Law (e.g., Policy Innovations, Legal Innovations)
>>    - Privacy (e.g., Rules, Regulations, Laws, Frameworks)
>>    - Resilience During Conflicts, Natural Disasters, and Other Crises
>>    (e..g., Crisis Mapping; Robotics)
>>    - Security, Physical or Cyber
>>    - Social Science (e.g., Impact of Technology on Society)
>>    - Transportation and Supply Chain on Land, Water, and Air (e.g.,
>>    Hyperloop, Autonomous Vehicles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drones, Smart
>>    Roads)
>>    - Volunteering (e.g., Crowdsourcing, Participatory Mapping)
>>    - Water Security (e.g., Watersheds, Water Purification)
>>
>> The list above isn't meant to be exhaustive, so please feel free to
>> suggest other forms of grouping topics or let me know if I missed an
>> important topic or hashtag.
>>
>> I truly appreciate your help and advice, and I look forward to hearing
>> from you soon.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Yosem
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