#YesWeCode as Counter Narrative Campaign

  The year of 2012 was the Year of the Code, when non-profit organizations, celebrities, politicians, and Silicon Valley CEOs joined in the Learn to Code Movement. Considering that digital technology is rooted in American society and that the tech industry will produce thousands of jobs in the coming years, goes the argument, coding isContinue reading “#YesWeCode as Counter Narrative Campaign”

Must Our Work Always Include Social Justice?

Photo credit: Flickr user sylvar We need only to recall several recent events and read several think pieces to dredge up the falsities of post-racial America. I won’t get any more specific because the specifics are so obvious and so rooted in our minds that even the most privileged cannot claim ignorance of what hasContinue reading “Must Our Work Always Include Social Justice?”

Black “Code” Studies, “Coding”, and Literacy

Photo by┬áMichael Himbeault┬ávia Flickr Two thoughts came to my mind this morning that I realized needed further exploration in a couple posts. I haven’t read enough to really put flesh on their bones. In fact, I think I’ve only collected a few bones. I highlight the ideas here in a stream of consciousness in hopesContinue reading “Black “Code” Studies, “Coding”, and Literacy”

Exploring My Research Interest, Part 1

Image by Ruben Schade via Flickr Beginnings This past spring I wrote a seminar paper called “Write the Color-Line into Coding as Literacy.” In this paper I Iooked back historically and thought about how African American intellectuals have considered literacy, and then suggested some parallels to coding based on a review of the literature thatContinue reading “Exploring My Research Interest, Part 1”