Network Consulting


Stage II   Net­work Engage­ment — Project Week 5
    • Reminder: con­clude posts Thurs­day; Anno­ta­tions due Friday

M 27-Oct   Stu­dio   Group Col­lab­o­ra­tion: cre­ate emblem for cir­cu­la­tion — prompt

    • Review: Project Com­po­nents
    • Con­tinue post­ing + update/start anno­ta­tionsTem­plate
        *note: you might cre­ate a video (screen-recording with voiceover) dis­cussing posts — apps here


    • Start Rhetor­i­cal Analy­sis of Case Study (campaign/organization)

W 29-Oct   Inde­pen­dent Work Project Com­po­nents:

    • Write Anno­ta­tions (update/create Par­tic­i­pa­tion Log page) — due Friday

    • Com­pile notes (key terms for anno­ta­tions, analy­sis, reflection)
    • Work on Rhet. Analy­sis (case study)
    • optional: remix Group Emblem for social-network cir­cu­la­tion
      (for 1 anno­ta­tion or for optional blog entry)




        » Call for stu­dent sub­mis­sions (writ­ing + art­work): Jour­nal 2020 (10/31 deadline)


    » Reminder: last (10th) post to group site! (due 10/30)
             → update par­tic­i­pa­tion log / anno­ta­tions page


F 31-Oct   Project Wrap-up


    Due :

      » Rhetor­i­cal Analy­sis (S 01-Nov)
      » Reflec­tion & Pro­posal (S 02-Nov)


Tactical Velocity

    → Over week­end (from last week): Continue/increase group-consulting activity
  • Update/Refine Mis­sion State­ment; Post vari­ety of con­tent (pol­icy + media + stories…?)
  • Gen­er­ate audi­ence: share pages (social net­works); con­tact local/campus groups
  • * reminder: par­tic­i­pa­tion credit; plus, need 10 posts for anno­ta­tions by 10/31


Stage II          Net­work Engage­ment
Project: Beyond “Clicktivism”


M 6-Oct    Read/Discuss: “Inter­view with Rita Raley” (on “tac­ti­cal media”)

  • Group task/activity: select Case Study from sev­eral options iden­ti­fied (orga­ni­za­tion / media campaign)


      skip to 7:28 for Raley


    W 8-Oct    View: Crit­i­cal Art Ensem­ble — tac­ti­cal media exam­ples

      » Group task/activity: dis­cuss Case Study (orga­ni­za­tion / media campaign)


    • key topics/chapters: “the vir­tual con­di­tion,” “Recom­bi­nant The­ater, “the Per­for­ma­tive Matrix“
      — Cul­tural Resis­tance, “the bunker,” “non­ra­tional strategies”

    » Blog entry:

      — dis­cuss mod­el­ing from Case Study 1 tactic/technique in your post­ing this week


    F 10-Oct    Read/Discuss: Ridolfo & DeVoss: “Rhetor­i­cal Veloc­ity and Deliv­ery” Kairos 13.2 (2009)

      read pages: “intro,” “remix,” “ampli­fi­ca­tion,” & “veloc­ity“
      (other pages optional; “his­tory” recommended)


    • Discuss/Focus: group-consulting posts/writing as Ephemeral (tac­ti­cal) or Cir­cu­la­tion (for recom­pos­tion) or both?


    Due (S 11-Oct): Exer­cise 2Prompt below


          “Tac­ti­cal Media is sit­u­a­tional, ephemeral, and self-terminating. It encour­ages the use of any media that will engage a par­tic­u­lar socio-political con­text in order to cre­ate mol­e­c­u­lar inter­ven­tions and semi­otic shocks that col­lec­tively could dimin­ish the ris­ing inten­sity of author­i­tar­ian cul­ture.“
          Crit­i­cal Art Ensem­ble

        Con­tinue reading



            → reminder: Project 1 Poet­ics sec­tion due S 9/28
            (post on Project 1 page on your Word­Press site)
          * Resume group-site activity!


        Stage II          Net­work Engagement
        Project: Beyond “Clicktivism”

        M 29-Sep   Read/discuss: Glad­well, “Small Change” The New Yorker (4-Oct 2010)

          » propose/discuss group Case Study (topic/issue)
          — see exam­ples: Hel­loCool­World cam­paigns  
          → Dis­cuss updates about group sites
          * continue/increase “net­work wit­ness” activ­ity (posting)

        W 01-Oct   Read/Discuss: White, Micah. “Reject­ing Click­tivism.”  (4 Aug. 2010)

        +“ Click­tivism is activism degraded into adver­tis­ing.”   (08 Oct 2010)

        • Group work: Find + try gen­er­at­ing audi­ence

            View & share class­mates’ groups? Pro­mote your group on social net­works?

          * Con­tact cam­pus / local organization(s)

        F 03-Oct   Read/Discuss: Zuck­er­man,“New Media, New Civics?” (06-Dec 2013)  

        • Group work: progress report (con­tin­ued from Wednesday)


        » Due: Blog entry — Project Reflection

          • From com­pos­ing project and read­ing your self-potrait & com­mu­nity story,
            any insights about iden­tity, expe­ri­ence, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, con­nec­tion, etc.
            in net­work media ecology?