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UMN fall grad seminar "Practicing Science, Technology & Rhetoric: North-South Divide in an Emerging Global Order"

I'd like to invite you to join us in the WRIT 8520 seminar this fall: Practicing Science, Technology, and Rhetoric: The North-South Divide in an Emerging Global Order. You can find a syllabus and some more information at that link https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/writ8520/
We will be working with an online, multimedia collection I am developing with a team this summer that is coming out of the April colloquium on technology development and diffusion between the global north & south that I convened here at UMN. We had a number of events and talks around this colloquium with people from around the world, both here f2f and via Skype. We video recorded the discussions and you can see a sample of one of the recordings at the links below:

Module1_Intro http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/html5/119241Module1_Discussion http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/html5/119242
So we're taking materials from the colloquium now and making a "born digital" collection from them, which will be published by the UMN Libraries in time for the fall 8520 seminar. So in the seminar, we will first work with some background readings on technology studies and then work with the online collection materials, the development team, and international editors/authors to continue developing the collection in collaboration with the growing team. So the seminar will offer opportunities to publish via the collection on topic relating to technology development and diffusion between the global north and south, especially looking at information and communication technologies (ICTs).

I think you would have a unique opportunity in this seminar to explore issues of collective knowledge making around global issues affecting our environment. I would very much like you to join us in this effort and that is why I am encouraging to you to register for the seminar. Please let me know if you have questions or ideas about this topic.

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Bernadette Longo, Ph.D.
Department of Writing Studies
Director of Graduate Studies, MS & Certificate Programs
Scientific & Technical Communication
Office: 217 Nolte 612-624-9781
Website for more information on MSSTC http://writingstudies.umn.edu/grad/msstc.html
LinkedIn group: Certificate and MS in S&TC

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