Pedagogy of the Oppressed Panel Notes


Session Title:

  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Women, Men and the Cartesian Coordinate System (Gender/Blender: High & Low)

Presentation Title:

  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed Panel Notes



  • Panel: Pedagogy of the Oppressed 

    There are many representations of spatial relationships in human culture, art, and science, both now and through history. All are abstracted tools of situations, and all work better for some people better than for others. Rectilinear coordinate systems, and their close cousin Renaissance perspective, are examples. Recognizing these differences, we should NOT strive for the mediocre ideal of some sort of “androgeny of geometry”, but must instead build instrumentalities and interfaces that are richly multimodal in the way they empower people
    who are differently endowed.