** Our internal conversations are held on Slack. To join Slack, please email femtechnetinquiries AT gmail DOT com with “Slack” in the subject line and a sentence about how you are associated with the Network. **
SITUATED Critical Race and MEDIA Committee (SCR+M)
The Situated Critical Race and Media Committee (formerly Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, CRES) creates interdisciplinary conversations, curriculum, and workshops by developing materials and activities that address issues of racialization, ethnic and cultural formation, power and identity. Our focus is on intersections of digital media and ethnic studies. Anchored in the legacy of critical race and ethnic studies, we are community activists engaged in practice-based scholarship and cultural work. We aim to engage public audiences with accessible media, community outreach, and feminisms inside and outside of the academy.
For the 2017-2018 year, the committee is continuing work on a podcast/teaching module series on the intersections of race, feminism, and technology. We plan to eventually release a full-semester worth of content, but our goal for this year is to release about 4-5 modules, most covering topics of games and sound.
Operations Committee (OPS)
The Operations Committee maintains and thinks critically about the platforms that the network uses to communicate. At present these include our public website, our internal Slack channel, TinyLetter newsletter and various social media accounts. We approach these platforms with intellectual curiosity and practical needs, keeping the network working and informing our research and pedagogical projects. In 2015-16 members created a teaching module on digital privacy and in 2016-17 we presented a paper on “Maintaining Difference” at “The Maintainers” conference. In 2017-18 we aim to keep maintaining.
Pedagogy Projects Committee (PedProCom)
The Pedagogy Projects Committee (PedProCom) is on hiatus, though work on Wikipedia continues on occasion. It has supported the various pedagogy projects of the network including the DOCC, an Introduction to Online Safety & Risk activity; the Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Workbook; the Situated Knowledges Map; Keyword Videos; Town Hall Meetings; Online Pedagogy Workshops and other teaching projects. PedProCom has worked to mentor FemTechNet faculty, develop curricula, coordinate inter-institutional collaborations, and support community engaged learners. We are also a site of collaboration, whether for research-creation or to develop publishing projects on pedagogy related topics. Questions? Email FTNPedProCom AT gmail DOT com
** If you are unfamiliar with the Blue Jeans online meeting platform, please take a few minutes before your first meeting to go through Connecting to FemTechNet with Blue Jeans **