What happens when we corporatize knowledge? I picture a dystopia where all the fat cats at the top hold all of the wealth of knowledge discovered by scientists and researchers, while all of the folks at the bottom scramble and claw to find information about the world they live in. Oh wait, we’re already living this! Capitalism has created an environment where it is okay to harbor ideas in order to gain a profit, and eventually the gap between the informed and misinformed is going to grow so exponentially wide that it will be impossible to fill. The information being sold by publishing companies (ofRead More →

Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s “Working in Public”  lays out my dream world! All I have ever wanted is to merge the academic world with the every day one, because they are not as separate from each other as we tend to think, and in fact both would flourish even more if there were more spaces for them to listen, learn and grow from one another. This article resonated with me a great deal because I am the only one to have entered the world of higher education in my family, and only a few of my friends go or have gone to community college and experienced beingRead More →

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 literacyRead More →

Hannah is a third-year transfer student at UCSD and a former SDCCD PATH mentee. She is pursuing a B.A. in Literature/Cultural Studies with a minor in Education, and has dreams of becoming a writer, high school English teacher and community activist. She was a part of the Honors Program at San Diego City College and plans on joining the Honors Society at UCSD. She is excited to learn more about technology and the different ways schools and communities can use it to their advantage.Read More →