How have various artists, designers, researchers, and educators taken up the task of creating convivial tools? What does “convivial” seem to mean to them? Is conviviality embedded in the tool itself, its making, its sharing, its use — or all of the above?
Guest: 4:30-5:00: Greta Byrum, Co-Director, Digital Equity Lab. Greta will talk with us about tools that communities can use to build their own communication networks (Update, 9/18: from Greta, re: Vassilis’s work in Sarantaporo).
To be read for today’s class:
- Mette Louise Berg and Magdalena Nowicka, “Introduction: Convivial Tools for Research and Practice,” in Berg and Nowicka, Studying Diversity, Migration and Urban Multiculture: Convivial Tools for Research and Practice (UCL Press, 2019): 1-8 [stop at “Outline of the Volume”].
- Detroit Community Technology Project, Chapters 2 and 3 in Teaching Community Technology Handbook (2015): 18-37.
- Skim through the work of Future Farmers, By Us For Us, and Taeyoon Choi, and choose one to examine more closely.
- If you’ve chosen to respond to today’s texts, please post your reading response by 11:59pm the night before class!