Welcome to re:think Magazine
re:think, a thought leadership magazine from NCWIT, advocates for a more diverse, equal, and inclusive technology industry. Gain insights on inclusion from experts who guide our shifting culture, from technologists whose innovations undoubtedly impact our daily lives, and from change leaders who use their positions of influence to reveal the potential in everyone. It’s time to re:imagine the parts each of us play in creating a better future.
In the third edition of re:think magazine, we turn to issues of disability and accessibility and how they relate to inclusion and the creation of inclusive cultures. Discussions of inclusion often focus on navigating “visible” differences between people, yet we must always be mindful of all the invisible identities people inhabit, and the importance of creating inclusive cultures across these identities.
In this issue, we focus on age. We look at age through various lenses—how we define ageism, how age impacts creativity (or doesn’t), how teams diverse across age are better equipped to create technical solutions, and how we can bring generations together to learn from one another. By doing so, we re:examine age as a concept and expand the range of voices being heard.
Today’s climate of isolation coupled with amplified demands for racial justice gives us an important opportunity to re:think technical cultures both inside and outside our organizations. Drawing on NCWIT Conversations for Change: an online thought leadership series for our inaugural issue, we invite you to delve deeper into the world of biased bots and altruistic algorithms, the role of technology as both a conservative and revolutionary force, Native American experiences and re:claiming narratives, and more.
Featured contributors include Cheryl Swanier, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Claflin University; Ruha Benjamin, Professor, African American Studies, Princeton University; and Tommy Orange, Author.