New Media, Spring 2020/Schedule
|CRN 25041||nmac 4460.01||tr 9:30–10:45 p-online||coas-120||Spring 2020|
TL;DR: This schedule is tentative and subject to change. This is a digital document; do not print. Students are responsible for getting updates.
This schedule represents the ideal outline for our study this semester. Yet, like all best-laid plans, we may not be able to keep up with our agenda. Please be flexible and try to look and read ahead whenever possible.
We will do our best to stick by this schedule, but I will inform you verbally, via an announcement, and/or a literal change to the schedule below whenever there is a deviation. Getting these updates is solely your responsibility. Therefore, this schedule is tentative and subject to change contingent upon the needs of the students and the professor, and dictated by time and other constraints which may affect the course. This schedule reflects only an overview of the assigned reading and other major course assignments. It may not indicate specific class session assignments or activities. Specific in-class assignments may not be reflected on the schedule.
All dates with a purple background are in-class meetings while those with a green background are online days with no face-to-face meeting. All online assignments are due Sundays at 5pm, unless otherwise noted. In-class days with a blue background are those taught by students. In addition, assigned texts below—most unlinked and marked as (PDF)—are available on a Google Drive. Be sure to request access early in the semester.
|01/09||Class Begins • Introduction • Google Drive Access|
|2||01/14||Watch: The Great Hack on Netflix • Lucas: “New Media” • Sign up Sheet for project text|
|01/16||Create an account and link it to Wiki.Edu • WikiEdu training: complete all activities listed under Week 1 • Write a short biography of yourself on your Wikipedia user page|
|3||01/21||Marshall McLuhan: “The Medium Is the Message” (PDF) and “The Gadget Lover” (PDF)|
See also: “McLuhan's Medium & Message,” “The Message of Guns,” and “The Media and the Material.”
|01/23||WikiEdu training: complete all activities listed under Week 2.|
|4||01/28||Early Thinkers: Bush, Licklider, Wiener, Bolter (PDF)|
Group work today: Essay/Teaching Assignments
|01/30||WikiEdu training: complete all activities listed under Week 3.|
|5||02/04||Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron: “The Californian Ideology”|
See also: Notes on “The Californian Ideology”
|02/06||WikiEdu training: complete all activities listed under Week 4.|
|6||02/11||Nicholas Negroponte: Being Digital|
See also: Being Digital Questions for Consideration
|02/13||WikiEdu training: complete all activities listed under Week 5.|
|02/20||WikiEdu training: complete all activities listed under Week 6.|
|8||02/25||Lucas “Defining Digital Humanities” • Pressner, et al “The DH Manifesto” • Stuart Moulthrop: “You Say You Want a Revolution?” • Eric Raymond: “The Cathedral and the Bazaar” (PDF)|
|02/27||WikiEdu training: complete all activities listed under Week 7.|
|9||03/03||Henry Jenkins: Convergence Culture|
|03/05||WikiEdu training: complete all activities listed under Week 8.|
|03/12||WikiEdu training: complete all activities listed under Week 9.|
|12||03/24||Julian Dibbell: “A Rape in Cyberspace” (PDF) • Sherry Turkle: “Constructions and Reconstructions of Self in VR” (PDF)|
|03/26||WikiEdu training: complete all activities listed under Week 11.|
|13||03/31||Janet Murray: Hamlet on the Holodeck|
|04/02||Work on Wikipedia Project|
|04/09||Work on Wikipedia Project|
|15||04/14||Ray Kurzweil: “Reinventing Humanity” (PDF) • Bill Joy: “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us” (PDF)|
|04/16||Work on Wikipedia Project|
|04/23||WikiEdu training: complete all activities listed under Week 12.|
|17||04/28||Work on Wikipedia Project|
|04/30||Final exam: 10:30a–12:30p|
|18||05/05||Wikipedia Contribution (P1) Due.|
- Be sure to order your books today
- You must use this link as it contains an enrollment key.
- I was late granting access to the drive (sorry about), but I’m sure you could find the readings on Google. There are some excellent explanatory video, too, on YouTube: 1, 2.
- For the “Choose your article” exercise, you should use the one you have been assigned for P1 and P2. If your article does not yet exist, use this exercise to begin planning.
- Midterm grades due.
- Drop date: last day to withdraw with a “W.”