Hackers > Users: Teaching Students (and Colleagues) How to Talk Back to Technology

Contemporary college students are “digital natives,” but this does not necessarily translate into meaningful computer literacy. Even as computing devices continue to insinuate themselves into every nook and cranny of our waking lives, students and colleagues take an increasingly passive role in relationship to technology. After considering the visions of coders, artists, and activists who fueled the early days of the computer revolution, I will discuss strategies for teaching passive users to become self-confident hackers who bend technology to meet their needs.

Aaron Delwiche

Aaron Delwiche, PhD

Professor - Communication, Trinity University