I have been hearing about this kickstarter initiative from Hollaback, a non-profit and movement to end harassment in public spaces, all day on the CBC. In terms of positive design hacks to combat cyberviolence, this one is simple, elegant and effective due to its reliance on the best part of humanity. On Heartmob you can
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Here is a 15-minute podcast from Planet Money entitled When Women Stopped Coding, about why the numbers of women dropped so rapidly in the 80s (1984 to be exact). At the end, they tell of a simple design hack some universities used successfully to retain women in the computer science faculty.
Just listening to CBC Radio Noon right now and Julie Lalonde and Jennifer Drummond are speaking about their presentation, Bystander Intervention on at Concordia tomorrow night. Read More… “The workshop is going to look at situations that students will see and encounter,” says Lalonde. “We want to get people thinking about the logistics of
Via Gamasutra Today I met with Stephanie Fisher, one of the founders of Pixelles. We were discussing how I could get the fabulous Pixelles crew to give a few video game workshops to the students at my school (I work in an all-girls school). As always, when I meet an intelligent woman working in the