Class, Fri, 4/07

Midsemester Grades

Media Feeds

Connecting Ronson to boyd and Carr

in groups: Imagine that Jon Ronson, danah boyd, and Nick Carr have been asked to engage in a panel discussion  of “The Possibilities and Perils of Internet Culture”. Drawing on the passages you’ve locate in their book, try to script an exchange between them in which each author speaks twice. (While you should be able to tag any of their statements to specific moments in their books, you do not have to quote their prose word for word.) Appoint a fast typist as your secretary. Email your conversation to me. My hope will be to talk about moments from them in class next Monday.

Readings for Monday: Fake News, Privacy, and Surveillance

To Do

  1. Mon, 4/10, class: Read the articles by boyd and Levy. We will discuss them and “The Possibilities and Perils of Internet Culture”.
  2. Wed, 4/12, class: Finsish reading Ronson.
  3. Thurs, 4/13, 10:00 am: Post your response to Ronson/boyd/Carr to this site. Use your group number as your category. Read and post comments on your group member’s responses to Ronson.

Class, Wed, 2/15

Media Feeds

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.