danah boyd on Knitting a Healthy Social Fabric

10 Jun, 2021

danah boyd on Knitting a Healthy Social Fabric

BCNM alum danah boyd recently published an talk titled "Knitting a Healthy Social Fabric" about how teachers can consciously help nurture social networks in their students to create a healthy social fabric that won't undermine democracy.

From the article:

Many people see the roots of polarization and hate in the information ecosystem in which we are embedded. This leads us to conversations about disinformation, platform power, and the politics of speech. I see the roots differently. In my mind, polarization and hate are expressions of a fractured social graph, of people not being connected to one another in meaningful and deep ways. Divisions in social networks (connections between people, not technologies) have serious consequences.

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