Replied to Digital Justice, Surveillance & Invisible Walls

Ian and Kristen are joined by Dr. Chris Gilliard, a Professor of English at Macomb Community College in Michigan. His scholarship concentrates on privacy, institutional tech policy, digital redlining, and the re-inventions of discriminatory practices through data mining and algorithmic decision-making, especially as these apply to college students.

You can reach out to Dr. Gilliard at and on Twitter at @hypervisible.

Big questions:

In this episode, we discuss privacy, security, algorithms, & โ€œsurveillance capitalism.โ€ How can parents help children to be more reflective about the activities in which they engage?

I really enjoyed Chris’ discussion of ‘consent’ and what this means in a world of increasing surveillance. It was a useful provocation to stop and consider the world around and the inplied consent we hand over each and every day.
Replied to Digital Detox & Summer Fun

With all of these options, the key is to carve out time in your summer to get to know your child, and let them explore their interests. You may choose to share your interests and let them get to know you. This might also be a great time to push pause on your own work and reflect on the experiences your child is having.

I really liked how you reframed the discussion away from pulling the plug, but instead using the holiday season to possibly pause and reflect the place of technology within our lives.