Data & Social Justice (DA2135.01)

Dan Phiffer

Digital technologies have fundamentally shifted how social justice movements operate. “Organizing without organizations” and “laptop activism” are no longer novel or fringe activities. The social media tools we rely on to gather in public can also be antagonistic toward individual participants. This course explores the digital tools and data archives that inform modern political engagement. We will discuss existing precedents, prototype new software tools, and study our own social media archives to identify risks and possibilities.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
T 6:30pm - 8:20pm; Th 6:30pm - 8:20pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as 2000, All courses, CAPA, Dan Phiffer, Digital Arts, Four Credit, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, Tuesday and/or Friday Afternoons.