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Setherick

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So I'm teaching a freshman level research and writing class this summer. Because of the compressed schedule, I'm deciding to make it a bit more directive and giving them a topic for their first essay. I've decided that this topic is going to be "human dignity, trans/posthumanism, and the SXSW 'homeless hotspots' controversy." Because there are so many EP nerds on this forum, myself included although I've not had a chance to play as much of the game as I would like, I'm posting all of the non-scholarly readings on here and will attach (if it lets me) the two scholarly articles I'll make them read alongside the non-schol stuff.

On “Homeless Hotspots”

Official Webpage: http://homelesshotspots.org/

Webpage from BBH Labs: http://bbh-labs.com/homeless-hotspots-a-charitable-experiment-at-sxswi


Jenna Wortham – New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/technology/homeless-as-wi-fi-transmitters-creates-a-stir-in-austin.html?_r=1

Michel Martin interview with Jenna Wortham and Jack Marshall – NPR: http://www.npr.org/2012/03/14/148593256/controversy-comes-to-boil-over-homeless-hotspots
•   Possibility of talking about using a radio interview / transcript.

Chenda Ngak – CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57395657-501465/sxsw-homeless-hotspots-ignite-controversy/

T.J. McCormack – Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/03/13/homeless-hotspots-selling-souls-for-bit-corporate-karma/

Ian Paul – PC World: http://www.pcworld.com/article/251742/homeless_hotspot_program_at_sxsw_draws_ire.html

Tim Carmody – Wired (Blog): http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2012/03/the-damning-backstory-behind-homeless-hotspots-at-sxswi/

Mike Horvarth – Hardly Normal (Blog): http://hardlynormal.com/blog/2012/03/12/panhandling-or-hotspot-vendor-which-is-better-homeless-hotspot/
•   Horvarth in favor of the practice.
•   Posted also on Huffington Post under a different title: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-horvath/homeless-hotspots-sxsw_b_1340584.html

Saya Weissman – digiday.com: http://www.digiday.com/agencies/bbhs-side-of-the-story-on-homeless-hotspots/
•   Interview with BBH head of innovation Saneel Radia.


On Transhumanism

Francis Fukuyama – “Transhumanism” (op-ed in Foreign Policy): http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2004/09/01/transhumanism

EDIT: I forgot to add this to the list.

Universal Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights: http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=31058&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
« Last Edit: May 28, 2012, 07:22:40 PM by Setherick »
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