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CANCELLED – Jacque Wernimont “Quantified Education: Unpacking What We’re Tracking”
April 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | University Center, Bhojwani Room
The same hopes that have landed FitBits on millions of wrists, Rings on thousands of doors, and Echoes in so many homes have brought us the latest in educational technologies. These hopes include better support of ourselves, our goals, and our dreams for success, health, and safety. As universities and colleges increasingly buy into smart systems for grading, tracking attendance, monitoring student and employee wellness, and more, we also need to reckon with the costs – human, fiscal, and environmental – of these innovations in education. We‘ve got the Quantified Self, the Quantified Home, even the Smart/Quantified City — what does it mean that we now have Quantified Education?
Jacqueline Wernimont is an antiracist, feminist scholar working toward greater justice in digital cultures. She writes about long histories of media and technology—particularly those that count and commemorate—and entanglements with archives and historiographic ways of knowing. Her book, Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media, is out with MIT Press. She is a network weaver across humanities, arts, and sciences. This work includes codirecting HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) and serving as the Inaugural Chair of Digital Humanities and Social Engagement at Dartmouth College.
Presented by: The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz and the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning.
Additional Events: Jacqueline Wernimont will be at UC Santa Cruz from April 8th-10th, 2020 as THI’s Scholar-in-Residence. On April 8th, she will discuss “Numbered Lives: Quantum Mediations of Life in Early Anglo-America” at the Cultural Studies Colloquium. On April 10th, she will lead a workshop on “Feminist in the Academy” for THI’s PhD+ series.