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Computational making, binary gender and LEGO

Rode, JA; Cucuiat, V; (2018) Computational making, binary gender and LEGO. In: GenderIT '18 Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Gender & IT. (pp. pp. 35-42). ACM Green open access

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Abstract

This paper presents an analytical case study using the “Computational Making” framework to critique three LEGO sets. These sets were marketed towards girls and focus on making. Our contribution is showing computational making can be used to investigate domains outside e-textiles. Further, we show these LEGO sets have the potential to teach computational making skills despite their feminine gender identity construction.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Computational making, binary gender and LEGO
Event: GenderIT '18 Gender & IT 2018
ISBN-13: 9781450353465
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/3196839.3196854
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1145/3196839.3196854
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Computational Making, Computational Tinking, Gender, LEGO, children, STEAM, STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts Mathematics, Education
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10054156
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