Rethinking the Innovation Economy: A Panel of Scholars on #ConnectedLearning
In case you missed a stellar conversation today, we’ve got the web broadcast and Storify of tweets here. I truly enjoyed being a part of this amazing panel, as we thought through the complexities of the “creative economy” and innovation. This broadcast is the prequel to a forthcoming edited volume by S. Craig Watkins on digital creativity and innovation, and will be a solid collection of works that explore the social, political and ethical dimensions of labor, innovation and creativity. I’m contributing a chapter on the global labor of Black women across the mining and extraction industries, an important aspect of how the more oppressive aspects of digital innovation are bolstered by exploitation. In the talk today, I also discuss the importance of re-imagining digital technologies that do not come at the expense of global warming and environmental disaster. Many thanks to Connected Learning Research Network and the MacArhtur Foundation for this great web series, led by Professor Watkins.
About The Speaker(s)
- S. Craig Watkins (host) – Professor, Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas-Austin and member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Connected Learning Research Network
- Aymar Jean Christian – Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Northwestern University
- Ergin Bulut – Assistant professor at the Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koc University, Istanbul
- Andres Lombana Bermudez – Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
- Safiya Umoja Noble – Assistant Professor in Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles