Class, Fri, 2/24

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Project Chanology Masked Protesters, 2010 (anonymous Flickr photo)

Responding to Carr, Using Images

Fastwrite: Review the comments on your post. Write a quick response to them.

Groups: Read and discuss your responses to Carr. Select a post to present on Monday that you feel makes a particularly effective use of an image. Be ready to talk about not only why this particular image is interesting, but how the writer makes it part of her or his argument.

If your text will be discussed on Monday: Please mark your post as “sticky”.

Reflection

Fastwrite: What’s working for you in this course? What might I change?

To Do

  1. Mon, 2/27, class: Read pp. 1–99 of danah boyd’s It’s Complicated. Think of this book as, in some ways, a response to writers like Carr. What stands out for you?
  2. Mon, 2/27, class: Think about how you might make use of an audio file in your next response. Consider this problem in two ways: (1) Logistical: How will you record or capture an audio file, and how will you embed it in a post? and (2) Rhetorical: What can you do with sound that you can’t do with written text?

Class, Mon, 2/20

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Writing in a Digital Space

With thanks to James K, Ashley M,  Katie F, and Amanda D.

  • What might we learn from the featured posts about how to write on a site like this?
  • What advice can we formulate about writing effective links?

Fenton and Lee, Nicely Said

Please locate a passage in the first chapter where the authors offer some advice that you think you can put to use in your work for this course. We’ll talk about what they have to say.

Second Response to Carr

To Do

  1. Wed, 2/22, class: Finish Carr. Locate a passage in the second half of his boot that helps you respond to the feeling of distractedness that he suggests characterizes our time. Please also take an image related to The Shallows and/or this class and post it to our Instagram feed.
  2. Thurs, 2/23, 10:00 am: Post your second response to Carr to this site.
  3. Fri, 2/24, class: Read and post comments on the pieces written by yur group members.
  4. Mon, 2/27, class: Read pp. 1–100 of danah boyd’s It’s Complicated.

 

 

Class, Fri, 2/17

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Responding to Carr

As individuals

Take a minute or two to read the comments on your post. Then spend a few more minutes writing a comment in response to those comments.

As groups

Begin by reading each of your posts aloud, so that they are fresh in everyone’s mind. (I don’t think this will take more than ten minutes.) Then please complete these two tasks:

  • Select one response to present to the class as a whole on Monday. Please select a post that you feel (a) has something interesting to say about Carr, and (b) says it in an interesting way. I’ll ask you in our next class to briefly point to what you think we can learn as digital writers from this post.
  • Develop a list of tips for making effective use of hyperlinks. Try to come up with at least three bits of advice. Email your list to me.

To Do

  1. Fri, 2/17, 11:59 pm: Make sure you’ve made least two posts to our media feeds.
  2. Mon, 2/20, class: Read as much of Carr as you can. Also read Fenton and Lee to p.9. Think about how you might use their advice in your writing for this course.
  3. Wed, 2/22, class: Finish Carr. Take an image related to The Shallows and/or this class and post it to our Instagram feed.

Class, Wed, 2/15

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Upcoming Work

Carr, The Shallows

In groups: Read and talk about the passages from Carr that each of you tweeted about. Pick one that you’d like to discuss with the whole class. Remember that you have a response to Carr due tomorrow. See if you can identify a moment in his book that might spark some writing!

To Do

  1. Thurs, 2/16, 10:00 am: Post your first response to Carr to this site.
  2. Fri, 2/17, class: Read and write a brief comment on the posts from each member of your group. You’ll discuss each other’s writing in class.
  3. Fri, 2/17, 11:59 pm: Make at least two posts to our media feeds.
  4. Mon, 2/20, class: Read as much of Carr as you can. Also read Fenton and Lee to p.9. Think about how you might use their advice in your writing for this course.