The Digital Humanities Manifesto reminded me a lot of the DIY manifestos that arose in feminist punk groups in the 90’s. Both are community-focused, transformative, creative and revolutionary. Although I don’t know a lot of the tech lingo, and I wouldn’t even know where to start with personally taking back the internet, I am all about taking power away from mass corporations and giving it back to normal people, especially children! I also found Chris Gilliard’s “Pedagogy and the Logic of Platforms” extremely interesting because I had no idea that red lining extended to media. I always knew there was disproportionate representation and technological literacy between different races and classes, but to find out that the actual content that pops up on people’s feed (which also stems from big brother tracking us) is associated with people’s economic status is really creepy and frustrating. These two articles were pretty inspiring to me, especially since I want to be a teacher, and they made me start thinking about how I can help students not only learn to navigate the web in an informed way, but to take the technology back and utilize it in a way that benefits them, not the corporations.