Re: [liberationtech] Could you help me build a Tech for Social Good course syllabus?

2018-11-01 Thread Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes
Techsoup is like an indigestion: US SBA employees get cheaper Microsoft 
products than ngos through that kind of soup!

Regards / Saludos / Grato

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes

> On Nov 1, 2018, at 4:08 PM, Jayne Cravens  wrote:
> 
> On the TechSoup forum, there is a branch called Public Computing, ICT4D, and 
> Tech4Good.  There is a lot there you, or the students, might want to check 
> out.
> 
> http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/16.aspx
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>> On 2018-10-31 16:09, Yosem Companys wrote:
>> 
>> Hi All,
>>  
>> I'm putting together a syllabus for a Tech for Social Good course, and I was 
>> wondering whether you or anyone you know have any syllabi or readings to 
>> recommend.
>>  
>> The readings could be anything from published research to media articles. 
>> They can be seminal papers or just a good read. They can be from any 
>> discipline or field.
>>  
>> Thanks,
>> Yosem
>> 
>>  
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Re: [liberationtech] Could you help me build a Tech for Social Good course syllabus?

2018-11-01 Thread Jayne Cravens
On the TechSoup forum, there is a branch called Public Computing, ICT4D,
and Tech4Good [1].  There is a lot there you, or the students, might
want to check out. 

http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/community/f/16.aspx 

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Portland, Oregon, USA

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Me on Twitter, other social networks, & my blog: 
http://www.coyotebroad.com/me/jayneonline.shtml

Author: The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
More about the book, and how to buy it 
(as a paperback or as an e-book):
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On 2018-10-31 16:09, Yosem Companys wrote:

> Hi All, 
> 
> I'm putting together a syllabus for a Tech for Social Good course, and I was 
> wondering whether you or anyone you know have any syllabi or readings to 
> recommend. 
> 
> The readings could be anything from published research to media articles. 
> They can be seminal papers or just a good read. They can be from any 
> discipline or field. 
> 
> Thanks, 
> Yosem
 

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Re: [liberationtech] Could you help me build a Tech for Social Good course syllabus?

2018-11-01 Thread Yosem Companys
Hi Louis (and everyone else),

Let's change the question to say that I'm interested in resources
pertaining to everything you state below.

I've decided that the best thing would be to collect all of the resources
and put them online somewhere, probably on our new website.

Speaking of which, the status of the new website is that I'm waiting to
hear from Greenhost whether they'd be interested in hosting and helping us
develop it. If I don't hear back by the end of the week, I'll explore other
options. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

Thanks,
Yosem

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 2:58 AM Louis Suárez-Potts  wrote:

> Hi—
> Yosem, are you interested in focusing on praxis or theory or history?
> Acknowledging here that one cannot rigorously separate the three,
> still—obviously--a course that looks at what has been done in the name of
> social good (by any party) and also what has actually worked (as evaluated
> by… ) would differ from a course that downplays the fraught nature of any
> well-intentioned intervention, technological or not—and that's not even
> taking into consideration national operations and interests.
>
> And, I am guessing you are not only interested in tech for social good far
> away (i.e., outside the US) but nearby? And, also, material that would
> include village planning, architecture, etc.? I refer to the
> latter—planning and building villages-- b/c it's relatively unglamorous
> among tech circles but as a field it's exciting; and it also has a history.
> (I distrust things that hide their history.)
>
> I'll ask some friends not subscribed to this list who have relevant
> experience. And—what level? Undergrad? Grad? Research seminar?
>
> Cheers,
> Louis
>
>
> > On 2018/10/31, at 23:09:22, Yosem Companys  wrote:
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I'm putting together a syllabus for a Tech for Social Good course, and I
> was wondering whether you or anyone you know have any syllabi or readings
> to recommend.
> >
> > The readings could be anything from published research to media
> articles. They can be seminal papers or just a good read. They can be from
> any discipline or field.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Yosem
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Re: [liberationtech] Could you help me build a Tech for Social Good course syllabus?

2018-11-01 Thread Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes
>>planning and building villages
Yes! Le Corbusier comes to mind: Chandigarh, capital city of 2 Indian states! 
“Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, 
was designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier. His 
buildings include the Capitol Complex with its High Court, Secretariat and 
Legislative Assembly, as well as the giant Open Hand Monument. The nearby Rock 
Garden is a park featuring sculptures made of stones, recycled ceramics and 
industrial relics.” - it doesn’t mention the pedestrian-only central core of 
the city..

Something about Village Telco should be appropriate, especially those projects 
where the village was the protagonist and techies just “helpers,” as mr. 
Rogers, hardly a techie, would say. stephen.s...@gmail.com should have reading 
material, and 

Regards / Saludos / Grato

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes

> On Nov 1, 2018, at 4:57 AM, Louis Suárez-Potts  wrote:
> 
> Hi—
> Yosem, are you interested in focusing on praxis or theory or history? 
> Acknowledging here that one cannot rigorously separate the three, 
> still—obviously--a course that looks at what has been done in the name of 
> social good (by any party) and also what has actually worked (as evaluated 
> by… ) would differ from a course that downplays the fraught nature of any 
> well-intentioned intervention, technological or not—and that's not even 
> taking into consideration national operations and interests.
> 
> And, I am guessing you are not only interested in tech for social good far 
> away (i.e., outside the US) but nearby? And, also, material that would 
> include village planning, architecture, etc.? I refer to the latter—planning 
> and building villages-- b/c it's relatively unglamorous among tech circles 
> but as a field it's exciting; and it also has a history. (I distrust things 
> that hide their history.)
> 
> I'll ask some friends not subscribed to this list who have relevant 
> experience. And—what level? Undergrad? Grad? Research seminar?
> 
> Cheers,
> Louis
> 
> 
>> On 2018/10/31, at 23:09:22, Yosem Companys  wrote:
>> 
>> Hi All,
>> 
>> I'm putting together a syllabus for a Tech for Social Good course, and I was 
>> wondering whether you or anyone you know have any syllabi or readings to 
>> recommend.
>> 
>> The readings could be anything from published research to media articles. 
>> They can be seminal papers or just a good read. They can be from any 
>> discipline or field.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Yosem
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Re: [liberationtech] Could you help me build a Tech for Social Good course syllabus?

2018-11-01 Thread Louis Suárez-Potts
Hi—
Yosem, are you interested in focusing on praxis or theory or history? 
Acknowledging here that one cannot rigorously separate the three, 
still—obviously--a course that looks at what has been done in the name of 
social good (by any party) and also what has actually worked (as evaluated by… 
) would differ from a course that downplays the fraught nature of any 
well-intentioned intervention, technological or not—and that's not even taking 
into consideration national operations and interests.

And, I am guessing you are not only interested in tech for social good far away 
(i.e., outside the US) but nearby? And, also, material that would include 
village planning, architecture, etc.? I refer to the latter—planning and 
building villages-- b/c it's relatively unglamorous among tech circles but as a 
field it's exciting; and it also has a history. (I distrust things that hide 
their history.)

I'll ask some friends not subscribed to this list who have relevant experience. 
And—what level? Undergrad? Grad? Research seminar?

Cheers,
Louis


> On 2018/10/31, at 23:09:22, Yosem Companys  wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> I'm putting together a syllabus for a Tech for Social Good course, and I was 
> wondering whether you or anyone you know have any syllabi or readings to 
> recommend.
> 
> The readings could be anything from published research to media articles. 
> They can be seminal papers or just a good read. They can be from any 
> discipline or field.
> 
> Thanks,
> Yosem
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