Our first studio visit for 2019 is with educator and critic of surveillance technology Chris Gilliard (very active as @hypervisible on twitter. Follow him!).

Chris participated 2018 in NetNarr by setting us up in an activity to research digital redlining.

In week two we explored examples from Chris’s twitter thread of responses to this provocative question

He will join us to share his view on the darkness of the internet, how he deals with it, how he stays informed, and whatever else you want to ask- this is a conversational visit.

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You don’t need to sign up to watch; the stream will be available here (which will also be the archive after the visit). We encourage, hope, appreciate live tweeting as well via the #netnarr hashtag.

About Chris

Twitter: @hypervisible
Blog: https://hypervisible.com/

Bio (from web site):

I have a PhD from Purdue University’s Rhetoric and Composition Program and currently teach at Macomb Community College. My early work focused on the ways that narratives about black athletes constructed blackness along a narrow and limiting spectrum. I’ve shifted that focus a bit, and for the last several years my scholarship has concentrated on privacy, institutional tech policy, digital redlining, and the re-inventions of discriminatory practices through data mining and algorithmic decision-making, especially as these apply to college students. I am currently developing a project that looks at how popular misunderstandings of mathematical concepts create the illusions of fairness and objectivity in student analytics, predictive policing, and hiring practices.

More from Chris

Selected Tweets

Annotate This Conversation with Vialogues


Featured Image: Screen shot from Chris’s YouTube video challenge to NetNarr 2018 class.