edsu / Ed Summers

I’m a software developer interested in how the web does and doesn’t work as an archive.

There are nine people in edsu’s collective.

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  1. “Where Do You Know From? AntiRacist Pedagogies”

    Eugenia Zuroski (McMaster University, @zugenia) & Aisha Wilks (McMaster University, @most_articulate) in conversation 24 August 2020

    #AntiracismUMD and #CLCS_UMD.

    The Center for Literary & Comparative Studies’s yearlong series of events, “Antiracism: Research, Teaching, Public Engagement” begins with a commitment to think about how to enact antiracism through our pedagogies. Drawing from Zuroski’s “Where Do You Know From?” classroom exercise, Zuroski and Wilks discuss their experiences with the exercise, the possibilities and limitations of antiracist pedagogy, and implementing concepts such as collective knowledge and an ethics of care that are central to antiracist work.

    Zuroski and Wilks begin by responding to the question themselves, reflecting on how experiences of race, embodiment, colonialism, dis/ability, and institutional position, among others, affect their roles in the classroom. As a professor, Zuroski uses the exercise in graduate seminars to prompt students to “imagine [their] knowledge not just as an expression of identity but as something that comes from elsewhere.” The goal is that these conversations segue to talking about knowledge collectively and thinking through as a class the conditions that must occur in order to achieve “knowing together as a true collective practice.” …

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvioMFs4GYs
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  2. Stephen Brookfield and Mary Hess: Becoming a White Antiracist

    This episode features Stephen Brookfield and Mary Hess.   Brookfield is currently Antioch University Distinguished Scholar, Adjunct Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University (New York) and Emeritus Professor at the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis-St. Paul). Mary Hess is Professor o…


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  3. Why I Wont Start An Envoy Company

    Many successful open source projects are created internally to solve problems for a large company. Of these successful projects, several project founders decide to start companies around the commercialization of the project. But there are also project founders who consciously decide not to go that route.

    Matt Klein, a software engineer with Lyft, wrote Envoy to scratch a proverbial itch, to solve some of the problems of running scalable distributed applications. After the project was open sourced in 2016, it has had huge influence and traction, including being adopted by the service mesh platform Istio.

    In this episode, Matt will chat with guest host Matt Asay about some of the reasons why he has chosen not to strike out on his own and attempt to create a service mesh business around his project.

    Read Matt’s extended blog post on how he arrived at this decision: https://medium.com/@mattklein123/optimizing-impact-why-i-will-not-start-an-envoy-platform-company-8904286658cb

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC67lAgDtQc
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Tue Jul 6 23:15:45 2021 Available for 30 days after download

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  4. “Isolation without Containers” by Tyler McMullen

    Software Fault Isolation, or SFI, is a way of preventing errors or unexpected behavior in one program from affecting others. Sandboxes, processes, containers, and VMs are all forms of SFI. SFI is a deeply important part of not only operating systems, but also browsers, and even server software.

    The ways in which SFI can be implemented vary widely. Operating systems take advantage of hardware capabilities, like the MMU (Memory Management Unit). Others, like processes and containers, use facilities provided by the operating system kernel to provide isolation. Some types of sandboxing even use a combination of the compiler and runtime libraries in order to provide safety.

    Each of the methods of implementing SFI have advantages and disadvantages, but we don’t often think of them as different options toward a similar end goal. When we consider the growing prevalence of things like edge computing and "Internet of Things", our common patterns start to falter.

    In this talk, we’ll focus on how sandboxing compilers work. There are important benefits, but also major pitfalls and challenges to making it both safe and fast. We’ll talk about machine code generation and optimization, trap handling, memory sandboxing, and how it all integrates into an existing system. This is all based on a real compiler an…

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkM1L8-qcjU&t=47s
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  5. “Reframing for Radical Care” with Mary Jirmanus Saba - WEEK 1 of Feminist Future(s) Hackathon

    The importance of care work has shot into popular consciousness amidst the Covid19 pandemic’s devastation. Our economies and communities run on this un- and under-paid labor such as housework, child-care, certain kinds of healthcare and education work, and so forth. Globally, care work is both racialized and historically naturalized as womxn’s work — and thus made invisible. But movements, new and old, have been pushing for a shift.

    In the 1974 “Wages Against Housework” manifesto, Silvia Federici wrote “We want to call work what is work so that eventually we might rediscover what is love.” Today, mutual aid groups, and organizers of the international “feminist strike” have proposed that “radical care” - which identifies exploitation so as to refuse it - can be the basis for reshaping our worlds.

    What does it mean, individually and collectively, to politicize care work? What are the possibilities of reframing our artistic and organizing practices around radical care?

    About the Speaker

    Mary Jirmanus Saba is a geographer who uses film and other media to explore unknown histories of the Arab world and beyond. Her feature debut A Feeling Greater Than Love won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival Forum. Her new collaborative films work at the i…

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnMChKX3KFI
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  6. Kate Crawford and Ryan Calo: “Atlas of AI”

    On May 13, 2021, the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public and Tech Policy Lab co-hosted a virtual book talk featuring Kate Crawford, a leading scholar of the social implications of artificial intelligence and author of the recently published book, Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence (Yale University Press, April 2021).

    This recording features a discussion and Q&A moderated by UW School of Law professor Ryan Calo, a co-founder of the Center for an Informed Public and faculty co-director at the Tech Policy Lab.

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI5REces2XM
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Fri Jun 4 20:45:51 2021 Available for 30 days after download

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