August 20, 2015
Discovery Systems Librarian, University of Alberta
More and more, the oppressors are using science and technology as unquestionably powerful instruments for their purpose: the maintenance of the oppressive order through manipulation and repression. The oppressed, as "things," have no purposes except those their oppressors prescribe for them.
Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1968).
St Jerome in his Study, Antonello da Messina, c. 1460-1475.
Machiavelli in his Study, Stefano Ussi, 1894.
Photo of Kim Cole by Jennifer Tse, retrieved from http://www.blogto.com/music/2010/03/ttc_busker_profile_kim_cole
Word cloud by Bernard Lambeau, retrieved from http://wadler.blogspot.ca/2012/12/programming-language-tag-clouds.html
Ada Lovelace, 1815-1852
Ester Gerston and Gloria Gordon programming
the ENIAC, 1946.
The bourgeoisie, wherever it has got the upper hand, has put an end to all feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations. It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his “natural superiors”, and has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous “cash payment”.