dSHARP Gerrymandering Series: Teaching the Cultural Ramifications of Gerrymandering through John Oliver, Video Games, and Political Cartoons
The process of gerrymandering, manipulating voting district boundaries to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group, often leads to rippling cultural effects on the communities in which the redistricting efforts are meant to exploit. Using a Last Week Tonight with John Oliver segment focusing on gerrymandering, a redistricting video game, and political cartoons, I will describe a pedagogy for engaging an audience on the cultural impacts of gerrymandering, teaching how these redistricting processes may be aimed at disadvantaging only a certain population, but ultimately affect all of us.
Lecture attendees may wish to bring a laptop to play along with the redistricting video game, but bringing a laptop is not required.
- Tuesday, November 12, 2019
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Sorrells Library, Den
- Sorrells Library
Hannah Gunderman (any pronouns) is the Data, Gaming, and Popular Culture Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, providing data and data management support and education for students, staff, and faculty in all areas of study, from fine arts to STEM, with a particular affinity for data used in gaming and popular culture research.