Technological power is political power in the modern world. Yet many activists, humanists, artists, and disenfranchised social groups not only don’t wield technological power, they feel alienated from it. What can we do—as academics, researchers, and citizens—to close this gap?
I’d like to have a discussion regarding our concerns about social/political disenfranchisement and its relationship with deep technological/empirical ability, and to work as a group to develop strategies for outreach and education that bring more diverse voices into the technological discourse. Success stories are welcome; bring your teaching tools, URLs, and syllabi!