Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All

Thursday, June 25, 2015


This afternoon we will be workshopping the final paper for "Patriarchal Conventions and Convictions in Greece and Rome." They'll be brainstorming thesis claims, sharpening them up, anticipating objections to the claims, coming up with key textual supports, thinking through terms on which they depend strongly enough to require explicit definitions. The workshop has many separate steps, involves moving around into many changing small groups and requires them to explain their paper's project so many times to so many people that many of them will actually know what they are doing by the end. Most of my work happens up front. No rest for the weary, tho', I'm grading, grading, grading in free pockets of time -- and still behind. How long, how long will this purgatorial passage persist!

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