April 23: Plug-In Lesson

We’ll use today for independent work and optional individual conferences. If you’d like to meet with Shannon to discuss your work-in-progress, sign up for an appointment here.

Today’s agenda will take shape over the course of the semester, as we see what methods are proving particularly popular, what challenges we’re sharing, and what gaps we identify in our knowledge.

Perhaps we’ll use today to debrief after our guest visitors and field trip. Perhaps we’ll look more deeply at a couple different methods or ethical concerns. Perhaps we’ll try out some of the speculative activities (e.g., designing our own measures and statistics, or developing methods for non-human investigation) Christian Sandvig uses in his “Unorthodox Methods” class. We’ll figure it out.

Image: Kyle Bean