By class Wednesday, September 9 at noon,  please read the first three chapters of “Ways of Seeing” by John Berger, the introduction to “Programmed Inequality” by Mar Hicks, and watch the BBC Documentary “Calculating Ada – The Countess of Computing.”

“Ways of Seeing” by John Bergera printer friendly version.

“Programmed Inequality” by Mar Hicks

“Calculating Ada – The Countess of Computing”

This assignment is intended to set the stage and tone for our unit on GATES, centering often untold stories and the gap between what we see and what we know.

Your Homework

Read the texts and watch the film. Respond to each by answering the questions below thoroughly and thoughtfully (each answer should be approx. 300 words).

  • What is the thesis of the piece?
    • Highlight three sections that are significant to defending this thesis.
  • Is the piece convincing in furthering its argument?
    • If so, how?
    • If not, why not?
  • What thoughts or questions did it provoke?

Please submit your three responses to Canvas by noon on 9/9.