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.

The Intersection of Social Justice & Technology

Week & DatesClass Prep
Due before the first class meeting of the week
In ClassDue
Week 1 –

January 9, 11, 13

Syllabus (on Canvas)

Perusall 1a:
* 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 – In class. Activity 1: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack Activity
Due Friday 1/13 – Activity 1: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack Activity
Week 2 –

January 16, 18, 20

Perusall 1b:
* Algorithms of Oppression Excerpt
* I Know Some Algorithms Are Biased—because I Created One
* Algorithms associating appearance and criminality have a dark past
* Revealed: This Is Palantir’s Top-Secret User Manual for Cops
M – No Class – MLK Jr. Day Celebrated

W – Introduce the Intersection of Technology and Social Justice, Algorithm Discussion

F – In class. Activity 2: Algorithm Exercise
Due Sunday 1/15 – Perusall 1

Due Friday 1/20 – Activity 2: Algorithm Exercise

Games & Design Thinking

Week 3 –

January 23, 25, 27
Perusall 2 –
* The sexist crusade to destroy game developer Zoe Quinn
* Anita Sarkeesian haters manipulate YouTube, take down new episode
* What we still haven’t learned from Gamergate

Review before Wednesday 1/25:
* Tropes vs Women in Video Games (Watch the videos assigned to you on Canvas)
M – Issues with Games & Gaming Culture

W – Jigsaw Tropes vs Women Discussion (UGLAs)

F – No formal class meeting. Work on Activity 3 – Visit Instructor or UGLA Office Hours.
Due Sunday 1/22 – Perusall 2

Due Friday 1/27 – Activity 3: Visit Instructor or UGLA Office Hours.
Week 4 –

January 30, February 1, 3
Games for Change WebsiteM – Play Games for Change (UGLAs)

W – Discuss Games (UGLAs)

F – Introduction to Design Thinking/Games Project, Group Work Time
Week 5 –

February 6, 8, 10
Design Thinking 101
What is Design Thinking and Why Is It So Popular?
M – Design Thinking

W – Discussion of Design Thinking (UGLAs)

F – Meet at Art Museum for Data Visualization Exercise with Hostile Terrain 94.
Due Friday 2/10 – Activity 4: Hostile Terrain 94 participation.
Week 6 –

February 13, 15, 17
M – Group Check-Ins

W – Group Check-Ins

F – Group Work Time
Due In-Class Monday 2/13 or Wednesday 2/15 – Design Thinking/Games Project Check-In
Week 7 –

February 20, 22, 24
M – No Class. President’s Day

W – Presentations

F – Presentations
Due Wednesday 2/22, or Friday 2/24 – Design Thinking/Games Project Pitches

Due Friday 2/24 –
Self & Peer Evaluation Design Thinking/Games Project

The Internet & Data

Week 8 –

February 27, March 1, 3
Perusall 3 –
* Data Basics
* Why Numbers can be Neutral but Data Can’t
* How Companies Turn Your Data Into Money
M – Data Overview, Switch up Tables

W – Discussion (UGLAs)

F – In-Class. Activity #5 Feed Compare/Contrast
Due Sunday 2/26 – Perusall 3

Due Friday 3/3 – Activity 5: Feed Compare/Contrast
Week 9 –

March 6, 8, 10

M – Watch The Social Dilemma

W – Finish The Social Dilemma, Discussion (UGLAs)

F – Work Day
Spring BreakMarch 13 – 17No Classes
Week 10 –

March 20, 22, 24
CanvaM – Data Visualization Overview

W – Introduction to Canva (UGLAs)

F – Work Day
Due Friday 3/24 – 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 3/31 – Final The Internet & Data Project Infographic

Due Friday 3/31 – Self Evaluation for The Internet & Data Project Infographic

Museums, Archives, Wikipedia & Digital Curation

Week 12 –

April 3, 5, 7
Perusall 4 –
* From Small Wins to Sweeping Change Chapter 1
* From Small Wins to Sweeping Change Chapter 10
* From Small Wins to Sweeping Change Chapter 17
M – The Danger of a Single Story

No formal class meetings Wednesday or Friday. Sign up for a time to tour MASC instead.
Due Sunday 4/2 – Perusall 4

Due Friday 4/7 – Activity 6 – Attendance at MASC Presentation
Week 13 –

April 10, 12, 14
Perusall 5 –
* What Is Curatorial Activism?
* How Mining the Museum Changed the Art World
* #ArchivesSoWhite
* Archives For Black Lives
M – Introduction to Curatorial Activism

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 4/9 – Perusall 5

Due Friday 4/14 – Activity 7: Attendance & Participation in the Discussion with Priya Frank
Week 14 –

April 17, 19, 21
M – Curatorial Activism Check-Ins

W – Curatorial Activism Check-Ins

F – Curatorial Activism Check-Ins
Due either Monday 4/17, Wednesday 4/19, or Friday 4/21 – Curatorial Activism Check-Ins
Week 15 –

April 24, 26, 28
M – Curatorial Activism Presentations

W – Curatorial Activism Presentations

F – Curatorial Activism Presentations
Due either Monday 4/24, Wednesday 4/26, or Friday 4/28 – Curatorial Activism Presentations
FinalsNo class during Finals Week.Due Monday 5/1: Curatorial Activism Project

Due Monday 5/1:
Self & Peer Evaluation for Curatorial Activism Project