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2012 Fall Social Media/Social Change: Negotiating Access, Control, and Unrest in the Information Age


November 27, 2012

Christine Greenhow

Digital literacy and digital citizenship, including knowing how to effectively use social media, are fast becoming required skills as college admissions officers and employers increasingly want candidates with social media savvy. For those seeking career opportunities and advancement, developing an effective social presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, for example, is a must. All […]

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November 13, 2012

Lee Aase

The social media revolution is the defining communications trend of the third millennium. From blogs to Facebook to Twitter to YouTube, the power of worldwide broadcasting and publishing is now available to anyone. Organizations of all types need to at least take into account how these technologies are likely to affect them. Better yet, they […]

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October 30, 2012

Katherine Harris

In “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House,” published in 1984, Audre Lorde identified a schism in feminism that completely changed the movement to include missing voices, those voices that did not align themselves with patriarchal control, voices that refused to work within the system to gain power. We find ourselves at another […]

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October 16, 2012

Antero Garcia

The ubiquity of mobile media devices have shifted the structures of how we work and communicate in nearly every avenue of society except for schools. Despite the fact that nearly all of the nation’s students are wirelessly connected, schools and teachers have done little to engender mobile devices into classroom learning experiences. Instead, the persistent […]

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October 9, 2012

Moya Bailey

By refashioning existing social media platforms like Youtube, Twitter, and Tumblr, gender marginalized folks of color are creating the changes that they want to see in the world. Innovative web series, projects and initiatives proliferate on the web as those of us whose genders and sexualities are labeled deviant within white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchy, find […]

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October 3, 2012

M. Sam Cronk

M. Sam Cronk is currently the Digital Curator at the Ella Strong Denison Library at Scripps College. Prior to this, he was the University of Michigan’s team manager for CHICO, which debuted the first online sites about the Harlem Renaissance, music in North America, traditional Inuit culture, Egyptian mummies and life in Michigan cities, in […]

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September 25, 2012

Alexandra Juhasz

Feminists have fought for visibility, safety, and equality, a set of demands that are both somehow too present and yet also unimaginable on the Internet. In her talk, Alexandra Juhasz will share lessons learned from her born-digital, free, online video-book Learning From YouTube (MIT Press, 2011), as well as her current project, FemTechNet, an international […]

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September 18, 2012

Linda Herrera

The battles for a democratic Egypt are being waged on many fronts, including on social media. This talk questions if youth in Egypt and the wider Middle East region, armed with an ever-advancing arsenal of high tech tools and technologies, are growing as a counterpower? Or are these tools and technologies reinforcing a highly unequal […]

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September 12, 2012

Eden Medina

When we think of the use of computers for political change, our thoughts quickly turn to Twitter and moments such as the Arab Spring.   However, the idea of using computers to change the structure of society goes back much further than the twenty-first century. In this talk I present a case study of computers […]

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August 31, 2011

Vicki Ruiz

Vicki L. Ruiz’s monograph From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in 20th Century America was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1998. The tenth anniversary edition of Shadows appeared in 2008. She is also the author of Cannery Women, Cannery Lives. Ruiz also co-edited with Ellen DuBois the influential U.S., women’s history reader […]

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