INFO 102A - Week 1
INFO 102A - Week 1 INFO 102
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Date Created: 10/07/15
INFO 102A Gender amp Information Technology Assistant Professor Negin Dahya WEEK 1 NOTES September 30 2015 1 WHAT IS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Information as a thing process or knowledge Data becomes information when it gains the ability to inform somebody A DIKW Hierarchy Information Alchemy i ii iii iV Wisdom 1 Deep knowledge accumulated over time enabling soundjudgment about complex or novel things Knowledge 1 Information that has been combined tested absorbed and organized in the knower s mind often leading to new insights Information 1 Data that has been organized and presented so that it means something to the reader Data 1 Raw disconnected characters numbers and symbols B Tacit Knowledge i Knowledge that cannot be externalized into an informationasthing C Technology i The concepts techniques and devices we use to reshape our world D Information Technology i The concepts techniques and devices we use to create capture store protect manipulate share censor present and consume information E Gender amp Information Technology i ii iii Gender is 1 A spectrum male female LGBTQ etc 2 A range ofexpression happy sad etc 3 Howyou relate to yourself 4 A personal identity Gender is not 1 just male orfemale 2 Defined by body parts 3 Sexual orientation 4 Determined by chromosomes Intersectionality IVA I AI 4 2 1 A concept often used in critical theory to describe the ways in which the ways in which oppressive institutions racism sexism homophobia etc are interconnected and cannot be examined separatelyfrom one another October 5 2015 1 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INFO TECH AND SOCIETY A First Relationships i Technological determination 1 Technology gte society ii Mutual shaping 1 Technology e gt society iii Social determinism instrumentalism 1 Technology 6 society B Tacit Knowledge i Knowledge that cannot be externalized into an informationasthing C Technology i The concepts techniques and devices we use to reshape our world 2 PATRIARCHY GENDER amp TECHNOLOGY A Patriarchy i A social system defined by being 1 Male dominant maleidentified malecentered 2 Key characteristics a Obsession b Control c Systematic oppression ofwomen ii Feminism 1 The concept ofpolitical economic and social equality ofthe sexes organized activities on behalfofwomen s rights and interests B Gendered Values i A system of oppression between men and women where women are controlled and objectified by and for men C Essentialism i The belief that particular groups of people women men ethnoracial groups heterosexual vs other sexualities etc have set characteristics ii Essentialist notions of gender attached to male female sex result in the justification of baseline structural inequalities regarding who is suppose to do what in society iii Examples 1 Girls and women wantdesire to be married to men and have babies 2 Men are logical women are emotional 3 Men are only interested in sex and by default ofthe essentialist binary women are not 3 GEEK MYTHOLOGY amp IDENTITY Image of geek computer scientist persistent over time despite many men and women not identifying with it geek mythology paradox A Characteristics i Emotionally detached ii Glued to a computer iii Innovative only in complete submersion iv Detached from social world B Unidimensional vs Multifaceted Values i The notion of balance here is one deeply related to issues of power structured on the premise of a traditional and genderimbalanced heteronormative and nuclear family structure October 7 2015 PLAN PRODUCE PERFORM OR PAY 1 Take notes a Note Taking Systems i Sentence method ii Charting method iii Mapping method iv Outlining method V Cornell method 2 Close reading of the material Rote learning 4 Time management FEMINIST HISTORIES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 1 Invisible Women a Organization and privileging of work b Historical association of computing with hardware c Omission of software theoretical computer science and programming from early definition of field unintentional bias 2 The unwritten history of computing Ada Lovelace a She was the world first programmer and the daughter of a famous poet 3 Recoding Gender Women39s Changing Participation in Computing a Introduction amp Chapter 1 Key Themes i ii iii iV Work is not genderneutral Technical work has been intertwined with unequal power relations Erasure of labor refers to certain kinds of work being generated by nature of who does that work Hardware design done by men became main site of Visibility related to computing
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