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46 bookmarks. First posted by todbot november 2017.


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. Briefly, Dale Doughtery tweeted a single line questioning Naomi Wu’s authenticity, which is destroying Naomi’s reputation and livelihood in China.
culture  engineering 
december 2017 by dangeranger
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
IFTTT  Pocket 
november 2017 by domingogallardo
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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november 2017 by driptray
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 
november 2017 by jchris
On Naomi Wu(realsexycyborg) and having a minor attack by Make magazine blow up into loss of reputation
culture  engineering  maker 
november 2017 by mechazoidal
RT : Labber explores how cultural biases affect makers like , and what can be done to help
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november 2017 by johnmaeda
This article is gold even if you don’t know about the context.
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november 2017 by FiloSottile
This article is gold even if you don’t know about the context.
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november 2017 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 
november 2017 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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november 2017 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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november 2017 by kohlmannj
RT : I want to shout out so hard what has written here: Every man in tech (and he…
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november 2017 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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november 2017 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
pocket  favorites 
november 2017 by bschlagel
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 
november 2017 by shadowstorm
This is excellent - clear, concise, open & honest
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november 2017 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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november 2017 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.”
november 2017 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 
november 2017 by jm
Extremely powerful Bunnie post about bias and reputation in the “Maker” community.
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november 2017 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 
november 2017 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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november 2017 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 
november 2017 by brennen
Blog posts by are always informative and worthwhile. Regarding recent MAKE news —
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november 2017 by lemonodor
Thoughtful words on bias in support of amazing engineer and artist by
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november 2017 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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november 2017 by damaddok