Sociotechnocanonicon/2020 Planning

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This space is for adding ideas for the 2020 Sociotechnocanonicon.


We'll start with these classics:

[Week 1]
Elinor Ostrom's Governing the Commons (first half)
[Week 2]
Elinor Ostrom's Governing the Commons (second half)
[Week 3]
[Week 4]
Yochai Benkler's "Coase's Penguin" and "Sharing Nicely"
[Week 5]
[Week 6]
[Week 7]
[Week 8]
[Week 9]

New suggestions go here

  • Ruha Benjamin, The New Jim Code
  • Sasha Costanza-Chock, Design Justice
  • Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples - Linda Tuhiwai Smith
  • A People’s History of Computing in the United States - Joy Lisi Rankin
  • Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet (Lisa Nakamura)

Top Ideas from the past?

  • Data Feminism
  • Axelrod
  • Piaget
  • Coding Freedom

Lessons from 2019 Instantiation

  • Deciding on book/s needs to happen earlier so that we can get the word out and folks can plan
  • Intersecting reading choices and discussion leaders earlier would also be helpful

Structural Ideas from Post-Summer 2019

  • Part of a broader "Samba school" program that CDSC might operate as over each summer?
  • What is the periodicity of the STC? 3 years? 4 years?

Reading Ideas From 2019 Planning

  • Axelrod's wikipedia:The Evolution of Cooperation. A more controversial suggestion would be Kropotkin's wikipedia:Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolutionmako
  • Claude Shannon (or at least someone else's summary of information theory) Aaronshaw (talk) 16:38, 7 May 2019 (EDT)
  • Hayek (on information) Aaronshaw (talk) 16:39, 7 May 2019 (EDT)
  • If we want to read something ecological I would pick "organizations evolving" by Reuf and Aldrich. It may be a bit too high level and its kind of a textbook. I'd also be excited to do Marx, Weber, Durkheim. Another idea for a social theory book is "Constructing Social Theories" by Stinchcomb. Groceryheist (talk) 18:24, 5 June 2019 (EDT)
  • Giddens, A. (1984). The constitution of society: outline of the theory of structuration. University of California Press.
  • Something by Wanda Orlikowski Sneha (talk) 11:49, 6 June 2019 (EDT)
  • Jo Freeman's Tyranny of Structurelessness Sneha (talk) 11:49, 6 June 2019 (EDT) (this is very short and important! there's no excuse not to do it —mako 20:44, 5 June 2020 (CEST))
  • Jessica Nembhard's Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice Sneha (talk) 11:49, 6 June 2019 (EDT)
  • Francesa Polletta's Freedom is an Endless Meeting Sneha (talk) 11:49, 6 June 2019 (EDT) (This is a new classic and and I'd really like to do it. —mako)

Reading Ideas From Post-Summer 2019