Teaching Collaboration

In the Fall 2014 semester I set up a teaching collaboration with fellow anthropologist Carla Martin, lecturing in the department of African and American Studies at Harvard University. Her course – Race and Technology: exploring race and community in the digital world – prompted students to consider how ‘complex societal issues of power, domination and bias follow us into digital spaces…[and] individuals and collectives use digital technologies to reproduce and address notions of social difference’. We set up an exchange of Digital Autobiographies authored by our students, so they could reflect on their contrasting and similar experiences of growing up with rapid changes in computing. The IT University of Copenhagen ran a news story covering some of the responses the students had to one another’s accounts. It can be read here (English) and here (Danish).