Monthly Archives: November 2014

Computer engineer Barbie

Originally posted on thewatchress:
So there’s been a lot of attention lately on the book “Barbie: I can be a computer engineer”. ¬†You can read the entire book here, but basically the story goes: Barbie is in a computer science…

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More on the Cosby situation and necessary press coverage

This Atlantic piece offers some insight on some of the pressures faced by freelance writers and the tricky waters of doing justice to someone. . . http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/11/the-cosby-show/382891/

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And thinking about memes. . .

Here is a spectacular example of a PR failure by Bill Cosby’s team . . . http://nypost.com/2014/11/10/bill-cosby-twitter-hasthag-meme-immediately-backfired/

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A thoughtful essay on research methods and the catcalling video

Here’s a great article on what went wrong with the catcalling video gone viral that we discussed in class: https://medium.com/message/that-catcalling-video-and-why-research-methods-is-such-an-exciting-topic-really-32223ac9c9e8

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