Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Seeking New Dimensions in Blk Studies

From Wikipedia:
Web 2.0 is a term describing changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aim to enhance creativity, information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the web.”
Our efforts to promote a kind of Digital Movement 2.0 with black studies are oddly similar. You could say we too are aiming “to enhance creativity, information sharing, collaboration and the functionality” of the Black Studies Program.
To that end, we’ve established this handy-dandy blog, some new projects, and a snazzy, updated website.
But still, we’re somewhat skeptical of all this TECHNOLOGY. As much as we’d like to believe that Web 2.0 has the potential to make the world a better place, there are still too many people with limited, if any, access to the pieces and parts that benefit “the haves” so greatly. That being the case, we need to stay vigilant in our efforts to make sure that most valuable resource—INFORMATION, is still available to those who will otherwise get run over by this technological revolution.
We also have to consider that information alone is hardly enough. The empowerment we have in mind means ensuring that more people are receiving access to information and gaining the capabilities necessary to utilize that information most effectively.
So how do we do that? We’re open to any suggestions…

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