Author Archives: thinkdoc

Twine game links

Twinery.org STUDENT GAMES The following Twine games were produced in a Technology and Culture course at MIT in Fall 2015, as part of a FemTechNet DOCC course. Earlier versions of these games, and others created by students of Dr. Alexis … Continue reading

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When “failure” is really innovation

  Simone Giertz has been getting lots of attention lately with her “shitty robots” – I love this video for her emphasis on creativity! She obviously has a lot of fun making these things and isn’t worried about whether she … Continue reading

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Status of undergraduate women at MIT

Wow this is an eye-opening report! Very important to discussions of women in STEM fields and the gap between actual performance and confidence. “Despite their successes in academics, research and leadership, females at MIT report being less confident than their … Continue reading

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SuperBowl as Media Phenomenon: Beyonce seizes the moment

The SuperBowl draws lots of eyeballs and that’s one reason there has been so much buzz about Beyonce’s halftime performance, and her song “Formation,” a tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement. The bloggers have been all over this for … Continue reading

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How not to stop the transrace/transgender comparison

Originally posted on Paisley Currah:
Meredith Talusan in the Guardian explains why Rachel Dolezal’s identification as black should not be compared to Caitlin Jenner’s gender identity: “the fundamental difference between Dolezal’s actions and trans people’s is that her decision to…

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Writing Women into Wikipedia – meets tonight at 7pm!!http://diversity.mit.edu/event/writing-women-into-wikipedia/http://diversity.mit.edu/event/writing-women-into-wikipedia/

My IAP workshop with Maia Weinstein still has seats open — starts tonight at 7pm! Come join if you can on the MIT campus — preregistration by clicking below.  Let’s change Wikipedia content to make it more inclusive!!

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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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