Toward MemeMorial


      » Reminder/Update: com­pose optional exer­cise for extra credit
      (choose either prompt 4/5 or optional prompt) — due 12/6
      » Due (S 07-Dec) Project 3 Prep Notes Inven­tory (see list below)

    Stage III   Assem­blage Tes­ti­mony
    Project: “MemeMo­r­ial” → part 1: witness/testimonial (assem­blage)
    M 01-Dec   Read/discuss: E.M. Chp. 7. “Jus­tice Miranda (A Conceit)”

          Activity/Discuss: toward tes­ti­mo­nial — project focus & method

        W 19-Nov   Read/discuss: E.M. Chp. 8 “Soft Wish­ing Y (A Col­lab­o­ra­tion)” & Con­clu­sion “The Web of Changes”

          » Blog Entry [optional if already com­posed 10]

            — tes­ti­mo­nial assem­blage process (dis­cuss, toward project); or dis­cuss Papa­gian­nis/Gure­vitch optional article

            net­work wit­ness final update (sug­gested: disaster/event; chor­ag­ra­phy, “sam­pling” [from] pop­cy­cle databases)

          F 05-Dec   Read/Discuss: Carter & Arroyo (2011), “Par­tic­i­pa­tory Ped­a­gogy and YouTubeU in 2020” (PDF in D2L)
          + Dig­i­tal media relays (stu­dent examples)

                  optional read­ing (relays toward Periph­eral ideas): Papa­gian­nis: “Work­ing towards Defin­ing an Aes­thet­ics of Aug­mented Real­ity” or Gure­vitch: “Google Warm­ing: Google Earth as Eco-Machinima” Con­ver­gence 2014 (PDFs avail­able in D2L)

                  » Due (S 07-Dec) Project Notes Inven­tory (see list below)

                    → prepa­ra­tion for Stu­dio work­shops final week, led by groups

                  » Update! new dead­line: pro­pose by 12-Dec to present at PWR Diver­sity Con­fer­ence
                  — Group Emer­A­gency Net-Work (project 2) would make for great presentation/panel (indi­vid­u­ally or as group)!
                  “Pro­pos­als can be from any dis­ci­pline and in any genre – nar­ra­tive, analy­sis, mul­ti­me­dia, etc.
                  *Pref­er­ence will be given to pro­pos­als that involve dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy* 100 word abstracts

                  Con­tinue reading



                  Win­dow / Glass / Screen (monitor/monitoring)



                    » (Method) in MEmo­r­ial: imag­ing “fore­grounds the need for a poet­ics of using the vis­i­ble to write the invis­i­ble” (111)
                    cf. “the opti­cal uncon­scious” (103−05)
                    & “image cat­e­gory” of mate­r­ial sig­ni­fiers (in “wreck­work”); exam­ples (52−3)
                    → “The goal of Traf­fic Sphere” [prototype/proposal] “is to make high­way fatal­i­ties per­cep­ti­ble, think­able, rec­og­nizble as sac­ri­fice
                    to shift them from the pri­vate sphere of one-at-a-time indi­vid­ual, per­sonal loss to the pub­lic sphere of col­lec­tive val­ues.” (43)

                  » Net­work Wit­ness (blog tasks):

                  • Mon­i­tor the daily news” — and social network(s)? — to “find a report or story that trou­bles you or stings you in some way.
                    Doc­u­ment the story and do some research on the back­ground of the prob­lem and the pol­icy issues related to it.” (65)

                    • “gather details” — mate­r­ial sig­ni­fiers (as dis­cussed from Chp 2)

                    • The feel­ing aroused by this story con­sti­tutes the call to a con­sul­ta­tion on behalf of the Emer­A­gency” (Prob­lems B Us)


                  • “start an archive of pic­tures and text [and other media] found on the Inter­net that could serve as a vocab­u­lary of stock rep­re­sen­ta­tions of your news event as a scene.” (71)

                    • “the Inter­net is a col­lage engine.“
                      “a sub­sti­tute image (pic­ture or text) works just as well as the actual one, since the point is gen­er­a­tive, to trig­ger or cue the atmos­phere or mood, not the empir­i­cal repro­duc­tion of a past real­ity.” (71)


                  Begin New Consultancy

                  week 2
                  M 01-Sep    No Classes — Labor Day

                  W 03-Sep    Read/Discuss: Elec­tronic Mon­u­ments Pref­ace + Intro­duc­tion (pp. ix-xxxi) *PDF in D2L

                    » Focus: Method of Study, Class Per­spec­tive, On-going study
                    — “Civic Engage­ment through New Media?” (Inter­net Pub­lic Sphere)

                  » Blog Entry   First Entry due Wed. 9pm; class­mate com­ment due Thursday


                    • 200–300 words, infor­mal (“blog­gerly” voice = between schol­arly & personal)

                    • Dis­cuss first read­ing, E.M. Intro­duc­tion
                      sug­gest: link spe­cific point from read­ing / class dis­cus­sion to per­sonal exam­ple
                      (par­tic­u­larly, obser­va­tions about social issue or net­work media & activities)

                    • More on blog­ging as assign­ment here


                  • Addi­tion­ally, com­ment on classmate’s post — by Thursday

                  * update   Thurs­day night: com­plete poll of your choices for group focus (issue/topic) — to arrange by preferences

                      • Sec­tion 028 poll here (sign-in required)
                      • Sec­tion 034 poll here (sign-in required)

                  F 05-Sep    Read/Discuss:

                      » Final­ize groups by topic/issue; setup group sites/accounts


                    * Beginnet­work wit­ness
                    — post­ing on group site and doc­u­ment­ing on per­sonal blog


                  Blog Setup

                  For class:


                    We will setup our blogs Wednes­day 27-Sept
                    feel free to cre­ate, mod­ify, and update yours as soon as you’d like — instruc­tions below.


                  Once you cre­ate your blog, please post your link in a com­ment below.
                  *This is impor­tant so I have your URL! (to update the blogroll ASAP, as well)

                    Note if you’d pre­fer your blog to be pri­vate,
                    fol­low these instruc­tions — be sure to give me (and class­mates?) access


                  In your first entry (a “post,” not a com­ment), briefly intro­duce your­self: flex­i­ble para­me­ters for this, but please include your major and grade level, as well as any other writ­ing courses you’ve taken; your ratio­nale for (or inter­est in) tak­ing this course;
                  a recent/on-going social issue (com­mu­nity prob­lem, civic con­cern, etc.);
                  your idea (“work­ing def­i­n­i­tion”) of “net­work engage­ment”;
                  plus, any other inter­est­ing infor­ma­tion or media you’d like to share
                  (e.g. maybe a favorite image or video, meme from past or present? favorite or most-used “social media” platform?)



                  Reg­is­ter @ WordPress
                  WP Sup­port site


                  Tech­ni­cal Instruc­tions for Blog Setup:

                  Click Con­tinue reading



                  » “Which ulti­mately does more good—an arti­cle or mono­graph that is read by 20 or 30 peo­ple in a very nar­row field, or a blog post on a topic of inter­est to many (such as grad­ing stan­dards or tenure require­ments) that is read by 200,000?

                  What if the post spurs hun­dreds of com­ments, is debated pub­licly in fac­ulty lounges and class­rooms, and gets picked up by news­pa­pers and Web sites across the country—in other words, it helps to shape the national debate over some hot-button issue? What is it worth then?”

                  What’s a Blog Post Worth?” By Rob Jenk­ins
                  August 8, 2013, 1:47 pm
                  The Chron­i­cle of Higher Education