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

Friday, May 17, 2013


Spending a day grading away before my deadline. One of my graduate students submitted a paper entirely in the wingding font which, upon translation, turns out to narrate misadventures with law enforcement officials to which he was subjected after tricking a person via Craigslist into giving him a stolen bike back as well as the extreme variations in temperature he is experiencing at the computer while writing the paper. Unexpected connections to the course's themes were explored. By way of conclusion, he provided a design for a tattoo commemorating the class in which a sickle pierces a skull amidst scrollwork. He passed.

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