A Clash of Cultures « bunnie's blog


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There’s an Internet controversy going on between Dale Dougherty, the CEO of Maker Media and Naomi Wu (@realsexycyborg), a Chinese Maker and Internet personality. via Pocket
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4 hours ago by driptray
A Clash of Cultures
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There’s an Internet controversy going on between Dale Dougherty, the CEO of Maker Media and Naomi Wu ( @realsexycyborg ), a Chinese Maker and Internet…
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5 days ago by patrick
A single innuendo, amplified by Power Asymmetry and Guanxi Bias, on top of Idol Effect meshed against Prototype Bias, has destroyed everything a Maker has worked so hard to build over the past few years.
culture  identity 
7 days ago by jchris
On Naomi Wu(realsexycyborg) and having a minor attack by Make magazine blow up into loss of reputation
culture  engineering  maker 
7 days ago by mechazoidal
RT : Labber explores how cultural biases affect makers like , and what can be done to help
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7 days ago by johnmaeda
This article is gold even if you don’t know about the context.
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8 days ago by FiloSottile
This article is gold even if you don’t know about the context.
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8 days ago by deathy
Prototype Bias – how assumptions based on stereotypes influence the way we think and feel
Idol Effect – the tendency to assign exaggerated capabilities and inflated expectations upon celebrities
Power Asymmetry – those with more power have more influence, and should be held to a higher standard of accountability
Guanxi Bias – the tendency to give foreign faces more credibility than local faces in China
misogyny  abuse  harassment  maleprivilege 
8 days ago by campylobacter
RT : Oh! I should link again to the post (thanks for asking). If you haven’t read it, drop everything. Really powerful.
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9 days ago by bjcubsfan
There’s an Internet controversy going on between Dale Dougherty, the CEO of Maker Media and Naomi Wu ( @realsexycyborg ), a Chinese Maker and Internet…
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9 days ago by kohlmannj
RT : I want to shout out so hard what has written here: Every man in tech (and he…
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9 days ago by jace
There’s an Internet controversy going on between Dale Dougherty, the CEO of Maker Media and Naomi Wu ( @realsexycyborg ), a Chinese Maker and Internet…
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9 days ago by mrtoto
There’s an Internet controversy going on between Dale Dougherty, the CEO of Maker Media and Naomi Wu (@realsexycyborg), a Chinese Maker and Internet personality. via Pocket
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9 days ago by bschlagel
RT : This is worth reading:
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9 days ago by dheidebrecht
Any engineer who observes a bias in a system and chooses not to pro-actively correct for it is either a bad engineer or they stand to benefit from the bias
culture  engineering  technology  process 
9 days ago by shadowstorm
This is excellent - clear, concise, open & honest
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9 days ago by freerange_inc
There’s an Internet controversy going on between Dale Dougherty, the CEO of Maker Media and Naomi Wu ( @realsexycyborg ), a Chinese Maker and Internet…
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10 days ago by nsfmc
What is personally disappointing is that Dale reached out to me on November 2nd with an email asking what I thought about an anonymous post that accused Naomi of being a fake. I vouched for Naomi as a real person and as a budding Maker; I wrote back to Dale that “I take the approach of interacting with her like any other enthusiastic, curious Maker and the resulting interactions have been positive. She’s a fast learner.”
10 days ago by tamberg
In short, I am in support of Naomi Wu. Rather than let the Internet speculate on why, I am sharing my perspectives on the situation preemptively.

As with most Internet controversies, it’s messy and emotional. I will try my best to outline the biases and issues I have observed. Of course, everyone has their perspective; you don’t have to agree with mine. And I suspect many of my core audience will dislike and disagree with this post. However, the beginning of healing starts with sharing and listening. I will share, and I respectfully request that readers read the entire content of this post before attacking any individual point out of context.

The key forces I see at play are:

Prototype Bias – how assumptions based on stereotypes influence the way we think and feel
Idol Effect – the tendency to assign exaggerated capabilities and inflated expectations upon celebrities
Power Asymmetry – those with more power have more influence, and should be held to a higher standard of accountability
Guanxi Bias – the tendency to give foreign faces more credibility than local faces in China

All these forces came together in a perfect storm this past week.
culture  engineering  maker  naomi-wu  women  stereotypes  bias  idols  power  china  bunnie 
10 days ago by jm
Extremely powerful Bunnie post about bias and reputation in the “Maker” community.
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10 days ago by fkbarrett
Very thoughtful essay about how damaging it is when a powerful white man questions the authenticity of a Chinese woman
make  culture  tirefire  gender  sexism 
10 days ago by nelson
There’s an Internet controversy going on between Dale Dougherty, the CEO of Maker Media and Naomi Wu ( @realsexycyborg ), a Chinese Maker and Internet…
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10 days ago by indirect
"I’ve been fortunate to experience breaking my own prototypical notions that associate certain dress norms with intelligence. I’m a regular at Burning Man, and my theme camp is dominated by scientists and engineers. I’ve discussed injection molding with men in pink tutus and learned about plasmonics from half-naked women. It’s not a big leap for me to accept Naomi as a Maker. I’m glad she’s challenging these biases. I do my best engineering when sitting half-naked at my desk. I find shirts and pants to be uncomfortable. I don’t have the strength to challenge these social norms, and secretly, I’m glad someone is."
for-toni  burn  engineering  culture  misogyny 
10 days ago by brennen
Blog posts by are always informative and worthwhile. Regarding recent MAKE news —
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10 days ago by lemonodor
Thoughtful words on bias in support of amazing engineer and artist by
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10 days ago by gyaresu
There’s an Internet controversy going on between Dale Dougherty, the CEO of Maker Media and Naomi Wu ( @realsexycyborg ), a Chinese Maker and Internet…
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10 days ago by damaddok