Impacts, biases or technological politics
Once you have chosen your topic, create a 3-5 minute video. You can record your video with your smartphone, tablet or computer. You can give us a glimpse of what you will talk about, such as making your video on-site if you plan to talk about a set of streetlights or a playground, or you could edit in a photo of an artifact you plan to discuss. Be creative!
In your video you should describe your artifact, mention why you are interested in examining it further, and include some of your thoughts about why this is an appropriate topic for a class on technology and culture. In your video, please make sure to cover the following questions, and feel free to include additional thoughts as appropriate.
- What are you planning to study?
- Where is it located? If a digital form, where are its creators located?
- Why is this technology interesting to you, personally?
- Why is it an appropriate choice to talk about its impacts, biases or technological politics? Please see the readings and other assignments from week 3 to help you figure out how to talk about this question.