DTC 101 Schedule Spring 2023

The schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the class.  All changes will be reflected here and a message will be sent out to the entire class through the Announcements on Canvas.

Grades:

10% – Perusall Participation
30% – Weekly Activities
20% – Design Thinking/Games Project – In their small groups, they will pitch a game that speaks to a particular audience.
20% – The Internet & Data Project – Data-driven infographic that highlights their personal participation with the internet throughout a week.
20% – Curatorial Activism Project – Curate items together with a write-up that recontextualizes the items.

The Intersection of Social Justice & Technology

Week & DatesClass PrepIn ClassDue
Week 1 –

January 9, 11, 13
Social & Racial Justice –

Syllabus
Assignments
Modules
Instructor Introduction
1619 Episode #1
The police beating that opened America’s eyes to Jim Crow’s brutality
Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
M – Introductions

W – Listen to 1619 Episode #1

F – Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack Activity
Week 2 –

January 16, 18, 20
Technology, Algorithms, & Oppression –

Algorithms of Oppression Excerpt
Algorithms associating appearance and criminality have a dark past
Revealed: This Is Palantir’s Top-Secret User Manual for Cops
The Algorithmic Ecology: An Abolitionist Tool for Organizing Against Algorithms
I Know Some Algorithms Are Biased—because I Created One
M – No Class – MLK Jr. Day Celebrated

W – Introduce the Intersection of Technology and Social Justice

F – No formal class meeting. Work on Activity #1 – Visit Instructor or UGLA Office Hours.
Due Sunday – Perusall 1

Due Friday – Activity 1: Visit Office Hours

Games & Design Thinking

Week 3 –

January 23, 25, 27
Issues with Games –

Gamergate
M – Issues with Games & Gaming Culture, Gamification

W – Discussion (UGLAs)

F – Discussion with Kishonna Gray
Due Sunday – Perusall 2

Due Friday – Activity 2: Attendance & Participation in the Discussion with Kishonna Gray (In-Class)
Week 4 –

January 30, February 1, 3
Games for Change –

Never Alone
Before I Forget
Depression Quest
When Rivers Were Trails
A Blind Legend (Need Headphones to play)
Rispek Danis
Hair Nah
Gamer Girl
Slam City Oracles
Liela and the Shadows of War
SweatXheart
Syrian Journey
Another Dream
M – Play Games for Change (UGLAs)

W – Discuss Games (UGLAs)

F – Activity 3
Due Sunday – Perusall 3

Due Friday – Activity 3: Game for Change Reflection
Week 5 –

February 6, 8, 10
Design Thinking 101
What is Design Thinking and Why Is It So Popular?
M – Design Thinking, Introduction to Design Thinking/Games Project

W – Discussion of Design Thinking (UGLAs)

F – Group Work Time
Week 6 –

February 13, 15, 17
Design Thinking & Games Project Work TimeM – Group Check-Ins Tables 1 – 8

W – Group Check-Ins Tables 9 – 17

F – Group Work Time
Due In-Class Monday or Wednesday – Design Thinking/Games Project Check-In
Week 7 –

February 20, 22, 24
M – Presentations 11 – 17

W – Presentations 4 -10

F – Presentations 1- 3
Due M, W, or F – Design Thinking/Games Project Pitches

Due Friday –
Self & Peer Evaluation Design Thinking/Games Project

The Internet & Data

Week 8 –

February 27, March 1, 3
Data Overview –

Why Numbers can be Neutral but Data Can’t
Drucker, Data Basics
McPherson, Feminist in a Software Lab – excerpt.pdf
M – Data Overview

W – Discussion (UGLAs)

F – Activity 4
Due Sunday – Perusall #4

Due Friday – Activity #4
Week 9 –

March 6, 8, 10
Social Media & Data –

How Companies Turn Your Data Into Money
How your period app is making other people rich
Facebook Cashes in on Conflict | The Daily Show
Inside the Ad Boycott That Has Facebook on the Defensive
YouTube, the Great Radicalizer
M – Watch The Social Dilemma

W – Finish The Social Dilemma

F – Red Feed/Blue Feed Comparison (In-Class)
Due Sunday Perusall #5

Due Friday – Activity #5 – Red Feed/Blue Feed Comparison
Spring BreakMarch 13 – 17
Week 10 –

March 20, 22, 24
M – Data Visualization Overview

W – Introduction to Canva (UGLAs)

F – Work Day
Due Friday – Data for The Internet & Data Project Infographic
Week 11 –  

March 27, 29, 31
M – Data Visualization Brainstorm

W – Data Visualization Brainstorm (Cont.)

F – Work Day
Due Friday – Final The Internet & Data Project Infographic

Due Friday – Self Evaluation for The Internet & Data Project Infographic

Museums, Archives, Wikipedia & Digital Curation

Week 12 –

April 3, 5, 7


















M – The Danger of a Single Story

W – Discussion of Assigned Readings, Brainstorm of Questions for Friday’s Guest Speaker (UGLAs)

F – Meet with Priya Frank, Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at the Seattle Art Museum (In-Class)
Due Sunday – Perusall #6

Due Friday – Activity #6 – Attendance & Participation in the Discussion with Priya Frank
Week 13 –

April 10, 12, 14
What Is Curatorial Activism?
How Mining the Museum Changed the Art World
Beautiful Trouble: Mining the Museum
#ArchivesSoWhite
Archives For Black Lives
M – Introduction to Curatorial Activism

No formal class meetings Wednesday or Friday. Sign up for a time to tour MASC instead.
Due Sunday – Perusall #7

Due Friday – Activity #7: Attendance at MASC Presentation
Week 14 –

April 17, 19, 21
M – Work Day

W – Curatorial Activism Peer Review

F – Work Day
Due Before Class on Wednesday: Curatorial Activism Drafts

Due by the end of the day on Wednesday: Curatorial Activism Peer Reviews
Week 15 –

April 24, 26, 28
M – Presentations 1- 3

W – Presentations 4 -10

F – Presentations 11 – 17
Due by the end of Class on Friday: Curatorial Activism Presentations
FInalsDue Monday: Curatorial Activism Project

Due Monday:
Self & Peer Evaluation for Curatorial Activism Project