• Collaborative Book Review: Interview with Prof Sasha Costanza-Chock, author of Design Justice (2020)

    Collaborative Book Review: Interview with Prof Sasha Costanza-Chock, author of Design Justice (2020)

    R. Baker (interviewer & editor) Galen Bunting (interviewer) Nanditha Krishna (editor)   On Jun 12, 2022, HASTAC scholars R. Baker and Galen Bunting met over Zoom with Prof. Sasha Costanza-Chock, to discuss their book Design Justice (2020) .  This interview has been edited for length and clarity (under the guidance of Prof. Costanza-Chock) by HASTAC scholars Nanditha Krishna and R […]

  • AUGUST 5th: Last Chance to Remove Content from HASTAC.org

    AUGUST 5th: Last Chance to Remove Content from HASTAC.org

    HASTAC’s transition to Humanities Commons is nearly complete! We’ll be doing a final migration of HASTAC.org content in mid-August.  If you don’t want your content migrated, make sure you delete it by August 5. For more information, and details on how to delete content, check out our migration FAQs [https://www.hastac.org/hastac-migration-faqs].  

  • Mapping Asian American Narratives: Conception and Collaboration in D.H. Classes

    Mapping Asian American Narratives: Conception and Collaboration in D.H. Classes

    Since the academic year is coming to an end, I want to take the time to reflect on the conception and collaboration that gets into the creation of classes in D.H. pedagogy. I think that in this case, it’s important to know how the sausage gets made to demystify the complexity surrounding D.H. classes and […]

  • Design Justice – “Design Sites: Hackerspaces, Fablabs, Hackathons, and DiscoTechs”

    Design Justice – “Design Sites: Hackerspaces, Fablabs, Hackathons, and DiscoTechs”

    Chapter 4 Review In chapter four of the book Design Justice, Sasha Costanza-Chock provides a historical framework of co-design spaces such as hackerspaces originally designed to be inclusive and linked to bottom-up social movements. She includes modern variations of hackerspace and hackathons and tracks how far they have veered from their founding ideology, asking the […]

  • Review of Design Practices: “Nothing about Us without Us” | Design Justice

    Review of Design Practices: “Nothing about Us without Us” | Design Justice

      Sasha Costanza-Chock’s 2020 book Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need, focuses on presenting a framework for implementing design strategies which put marginalized communities in leadership positions, challenge structural inequality, and build up mechanisms for accountability. More than just a call for action, Design Justice walks the reader not only through […]

  • Chapter 5 Review: Design Pedagogies: “There’s Something Wrong with This System!”

    Chapter 5 Review: Design Pedagogies: “There’s Something Wrong with This System!”

    The fifth Chapter of Design Justice titled Design Pedagogies: “There’s Something Wrong with This System!” puts forth Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock’s observations and perspectives at the intersection of education, pedagogy and the design justice model.  The chapter begins with Dr. Costanza-Chock acknowledging Black feminist writer bell hooks’ quote from her classic Teaching to Transgress. bell hooks asserts the […]

  • Chapter 5 Review | Design Justice

    Chapter 5 Review | Design Justice

    Design Pedagogies: “There’s Something Wrong with This System!” is the fifth chapter in Sasha Costanza-Chock’s 2020 book Design Justice. Visionary yet grounded, the book itself explores how design can be led by marginalized communities while simultaneously dismantling structural inequality, and advancing collective liberation and ecological survival. In this review our concerns lie solely with the […]

  • Thoughts on Teaching Digital Public History

    This semester I taught a class on digital public history. I designed the class based on what I wish I learned in college for my career in public history. Small assignments included a grant, mission statement, project pitch, exhibit label, and a budget. Our big assignment was a collaborative digital history project. As I was […]

  • How Teaching Science Has Changed

    Like most educational settings, the science classroom has changed dramatically in the past few decades. Education, like science itself, is an ever-changing field. As our technology and knowledge progress, we are discovering better methods for helping students learn science concepts while also teaching them to approach problems like scientists. Technology Technology has become increasingly ubiquitous […]

  • New media literacy guide helps students and educators navigate the landscape of fake news and disinformation

    New media literacy guide helps students and educators navigate the landscape of fake news and disinformation

    Facet Publishing announce the publication of Media Smart: Lessons, Tips and Strategies for Librarians, Classroom Instructors and other Information Professionals Information has become one of the most crucial commodities in today’s world. From multinational corporations to single individuals, we all make critical decisions based on the information available to us. In this digital age, where […]