Saturday, February 26, 2011

You're Invited to PrivacyCampTO2



Check out this great, upcoming opportunity to learn about and discuss privacy issues affecting children and youth in Canada. The EDGE Lab is running the second PrivacyCampTO at Ryerson March 19th, sponsored by with Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Mozilla Foundation, Ryerson Digital Media Zone and the Ryerson New Media Program.

This year, the one-day unconference will focus on children, youth, people with disabilities and privacy. Everyone is welcome: educators, techies, policymakers, students, academics, librarians and anyone else interested in digging into these issues. As an unconference, the day will be planned organically, online, partially in advance and partially live at the event, by all participants. You can read up about last summer's PrivacyCamp (http://privacycampto.org/2010/06/privacycampto-recap/) and add your ideas for this edition on the wiki (http://barcamp.org/PrivacyCampTO2).

Registration is at http://privacycampto2.eventbrite.com/ and is $10. Those unable to pay will be accommodated, and all funds raised will be donated to the GimpGirl Community (http://gimpgirl.com).

This is a wonderful opportunity for iSchool students to share their substantial knowledge of privacy issues as they relate to information rights, information technologies, child/youth advocacy, usability/accessibility, regulatory implications, etc. It would be great to have a strong presence and participation from the student body and faculty, so be sure to spread the word!

I encourage all of you to think about signing up to do an interactive presentation or "speed geek" (as explained here) - to get into the practice of presenting your ideas, linking your theoretical work to praxis/community outreach, and helping to shape the discussion. I'd be happy to help out with brainstorming or coordinating as needed, so just give me a shout if you're interested.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Week6: Presentations, Take 2!

Let's try that again, shall we???

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INF1005 students: it's your time to shine! Let's see what you've been up to these past few weeks.

As mentioned last week, we'll draw from a hat on Wednesday morning to figure out the order of the presentations.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Week6: Presentations

INF1005 students: it's your time to shine! Let's see what you've been up to these past few weeks.

As mentioned last week, we'll draw from a hat tomorrow morning to figure out the order of the presentations.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Week5: Agenda

This will be our last workshop before the presentations, so let's make sure we set aside some time to chat about what's expected, and for your groups to sort out any remaining logistics. We'll also put aside a good amount of time for group work, so make sure you bring some prepared questions/issues for the discussion component so that we can keep it short, sweet and to the point. Like last week, we'll start with gameplay.

NOTE: The graphics cards in these computers aren't quite able to display the cut-scenes. For instance, when you start your game running, there's a short movie introduction - the visuals will lack colour and show up all wonky. You can skip it or listen to the audio. Once the gameplay starts, everything seems to be okay - so just get through that first part and you should be good to go!

  • 9am-10am: Play Bully
  • 10am-10:30am: Discussion about videogame controversies; how this links back to earlier discussions about ESRB ratings, story, etc. 
    • Q: What do you think the role of the library should be in addressing and/or responding to these types of controversies?
  • 10:30am-10:45am: Talk about presentations (and group assignments if any questions/issues)
  • 10:45am-12:00pm: Group work!