Finals, due dates, end of semester info

Here’s a list of due dates, final times, and presentation dates for my DTEM classes.

1401 Intro to DTEM:

Presentations start April 25, April 30, and anyone left on May 3.

Review for the final will be May 3.

Paper are due May 3rd.

Final is Thursday, May 10th at 1:30, LL 308

1402 Digital Cultures:

Presentations April 25, 30, May 3 (final projects due no later than May 3)

Review April 25

Final Monday May 14th at 1:30, LL 424

Social Media:

Presentations on paper/project #2 April 30th

Review April 30th

Final Thursday May 10th at 9:30, LL 305

Fashion and Digital Media: 

Presentation of final project for class website: Wednesday May 9th at 1:30, LL 518

Final personal websites due May 9th, 5 PM



Nerds, Geeks, and Bros: New course for Fall 2018!

I’m going to be teaching a new course this fall titled “Nerds, Geeks, and Bros.”  It’s DTEM 3444, Wednesdays 2:30-5:15. Please take a look at the course description and consider taking it!

Course Description:

This course looks at the rise of the ‘nerd’ as a way to investigate shifts in masculinity, race, and power with the rise of the digital economy. Part of the course investigates how men, starting in the 1960s to the “Brotopia” of Silicon Valley today, dominate digital technologies and the STEM field. We will examine the historical and cultural shifts that changed computer work from a feminine job to a masculine one. From examinations of popular culture, such as movies, students will trace how the nerd figure became a new hero. The nerd hero is overwhelmingly male and white and represents shifts in gender and racial politics. Students will read from history, social science, communications, as well as study popular media such as movies, television, and advertisements. Through an investigation into the nerd, geek, and bro, figure students will see how women and minorities’ innovations have been left out of history, as well as left out of the industry. By the end of the course, students will advance potential solutions to the inequalities in the technology industry.