Program or Be Programmed – Introduction by Douglas Rushkoff
The Dads of Tech by Astria Taylor and Joanne McNeil
And leave a thought in the comment section below relating the two texts. I want more than a summary or a personal reaction (I agree/I disagree).
You can start from these questions:
Can you think of an example of a computational system or artifact that “programs” our lives or deeply affect our society? What are its bias and problems (if any)? Can you envision a better alternative?
How do you think your gender affected your relation to technology and programming?
Astria Taylor’s and Joanne McNeil’s article is full of references to people, events, and controversies you may not be familiar with. Pick one and do some research around it.
Example: “telephone girls”