...being human is a team sport.
We cannot be fully human alone.
- Douglas Rushkoff
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If you would like a hard copy, please submit a request through the online form.
Use the StoryCorps resources for interviewing the stories of students and classmates during this historical time of COVID-19.
Developed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, StoryCorps Connect is a first-of-its kind platform that enables you to record a StoryCorps interview remotely using video conference technology. The audio and a still photo from each interview goes into our archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
From Cassandra Khatri
Use the course content and the intersecting points found in Team Human by Douglas Rushkoff to craft an assignment.
StoryCorps Interview Assignment Instructions
Throughout the book Team Human there are many themes and ideas that focus on the importance of building connections in an attempt to build community, in order to help us overcome the isolation and loneliness that can grow from an increasingly technologically centered life. As it pertains to this class, the idea of building a community and finding a sense of place and belonging are the foundational elements of a society and their accompanying systems of government.
As we consider the content in this class, the themes of Indigenous/Anti-Colonial Activism (Statements 67-72) and Political Organizing Methods (Statements 85-91) align best, so they should be the main focus of your assignment. You are certainly not limited to just these themes and their accompanying prompts or the questions, but this is just a place for you to get started.
In your interview, pose the questions listed along with the themes of Political Organizing Methods and found in our campus read, Team Human. Before you get started on this assignment, think about a subject in your life that has a compelling story relative to the provided prompts or themes. If your interview subject does not meet these themes or prompts completely, that is fine; consider identifying a theme on your own as you read the book and choose your interview subject relative to that theme.