|In this session we want to make steps towards designing a course for interested adult non-geek computer users in which the hacker ethic is fully integrated in appealing, playful ways. Summary @ http://piratepad.net/hackerethics
|social, political, hardware, software, art, game, inside, hacking
|en - English
|2013/12/28 03:00:00 PM
|2013/12/28 04:00:00 PM
Today, a lot of media literacy courses given at schools and neighborhood centers are mainly how-to guides. They are not informed by the kind of curiosity and critical questioning that is typical for hackers. Yet, hackers are not always the best at conveying their knowledge and questioning to a non-geek audience. In this session we want to make steps towards designing a course for interested adult non-geek computer users in which the hacker ethic is fully integrated in appealing, playful ways. We imagine a course that starts out with commonplace frustrations most users have with using windows or macs. And that grows a different mindset based on empowerment, creativity, fun and full user control. We imagine discussing and working with Linux, discussing the commercial infrastructures of the internet and teaching tricks for how to build your own browser. Courses that are really empowering, but also close to the everyday life-worlds of non-geeks. But how can this be done? There are most certainly many others out there who have experience with this kind of work and we love to share insights and methods.
Summary @ http://piratepad.net/hackerethics