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
This course is categorized as All courses, CAPA, Four Credit, 2000, Digital Arts, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, Tuesday and/or Friday Afternoons, Dan Phiffer.