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
What’s the most absurd/invasive thing that tech platforms do or have done that sounds made-up but is actually true?
— what is proctoring if not surveillance persevering (@hypervisible) December 29, 2017
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.
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.
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
- There Are No Guardrails on Our Privacy Dystopia (Motherboard)
- Power, Polarization, and Tech (Hypervisible.com)
- Platforms (Hybrid Pedagogy podcast)
- Pedagogy and the Logic of Platforms (EDUCAUSE Review)
- The Game Board of Digital Redlining (NetNarr 2018)
— kelli~ (@helterskelliter) February 5, 2019
— Alan Levine (@cogdog) February 5, 2019
— kelli~ (@helterskelliter) February 6, 2019
Featured Image: Screen shot from Chris’s twitter profile.