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Looks Like New asks experts from different backgrounds how new technology is changing the way we do things in our daily lives, our careers, and our entertainment. Recent guests have included the celebrated media scholar Henry Jenkins, curator and NFT pioneer Kelani Nichole, and (next month) Rudy Fraser, who created the Blacksky feed that aggregates Black voices on the new social network Bluesky. 

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Free lunch: Designing against digital colonialism

Poster for "Designing Against Digital Colonialism" event

The third installment of CU Boulder's Rehearsals in Conversation Series is on Monday April 15 (11:30-1 pm) in CASE E390 (CTL). The event will feature Information Science Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Race, Media and Technology Bryan Semaan in conversation with Media Studies Assistant Professor and Founding Director of the Media Economies Design Lab Nathan Schneider. The title of their exchange is "Designing Against Digital Colonialism." Lunch will be served.

More details here.

If you can't make it in person, you can still join Nathan online for a conversation next week with the All Tech Is Human community:)

Governable Spaces is getting around

Looks Like New as the #2 book in Media Studies on AmazonNathan's new book, Governable Spaces: Democratic Design for Online Life, is starting to get around. Check out some of the places where the book is being discussed:

In addition to being available wherever books are sold, it is free and open-access in multiple formats from University of California Press.

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If you've read the book, consider posting a review at Amazon, Goodreads, or Bookworm Reads (a wonderful new social-reading cooperative!).