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

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 04:20:52 PDT 2018


>>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..
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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.song at 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 <luispo at gmail.com> 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 <ycompanys at gmail.com> 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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